Who Was Harriet Tubman?

Author: Yona Zeldis McDonough,Who HQ

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101640030

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Born a slave in Maryland, Harriet Tubman knew first-hand what it meant to be someone's property; she was whipped by owners and almost killed by an overseer. It was from other field hands that she first heard about the Underground Railroad which she travelled by herself north to Philadelphia. Throughout her long life (she died at the age of ninety-two) and long after the Civil War brought an end to slavery, this amazing woman was proof of what just one person can do.

Harriet Tubman

The Road to Freedom

Author: Catherine Clinton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0759509778

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 2447

Who was Harriet Tubman? To John Brown, the leader of the Harpers Ferry slave uprising, she was General Tubman. For those slaves whom she led north to freedom, she was Moses. To the slavers who hunted her down, she was a thief and a trickster. To abolitionists she was a prophet. As Catherine Clinton shows in this riveting biography, Harriet Tubman was, above all, a singular and complex woman, defeating simple categories. Illiterate but deeply religious, Harriet Tubman was raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in the 1820s, not far from where Frederick Douglass was born. As an adolescent, she incurred a severe head injury when she stepped between a lead weight thrown by an irate master and the slave it was meant for. She recovered but suffered from visions and debilitating episodes for the rest of her life. While still in her early twenties she left her family and her husband, a free black, to make the journey north alone. Yet within a year of her arrival in Philadelphia, she found herself drawn back south, first to save family members slated for the auction block, then others. Soon she became one of the most infamous enemies of slaveholders. She established herself as the first and only woman, the only black, and one of the few fugitive slaves to work as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. In the decade leading up to the Civil War, Tubman made over a dozen trips south in raids that were so brazen and so successful that a steep price was offered as a bounty on her head. When the Civil War broke out, she became the only woman to officially lead men into battle, acting as a scout and a spy while serving with the Union Army in South Carolina. Long overdue, Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom is the first major biography of this pivotal character in American history, written by an acclaimed historian of the antebellum and Civil War eras. With impeccable scholarship drawing on newly available sources and research into the daily lives of the slaves in the border states, Catherine Clinton brings Harriet Tubman to life as one of the most important and enduring figures in American history.

Harriet Tubman

African American Abolitionist

Author: Biographiq

Publisher: Biographiq

ISBN: 9781599863696

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 76

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Harriet Tubman - African American Abolitionist is the biography of Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the United States Civil War. After escaping from captivity, Tubman made thirteen missions to rescue over seventy slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. Later she helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era struggled for women's suffrage. Born into slavery in Dorchester County, Maryland, Tubman was beaten and whipped by her various owners as a child. In 1849, Tubman escaped to Philadelphia, then immediately returned to Maryland to rescue her family. Slowly, one group at a time, she brought relatives with her out of the state, and eventually guided dozens of other slaves to freedom. Traveling by night and in extreme secrecy, Tubman (or "Moses," as she was often called) "never lost a passenger." Heavy rewards were offered for many of the people she helped bring away, but no one ever knew it was Harriet Tubman who was helping them. When a far-reaching United States Fugitive Slave Law was passed in 1850, she helped guide fugitives further north into Canada, and helped newly-freed slaves find work. When the American Civil War began, Tubman worked for the Union Army, first as a cook and nurse, and then as an armed scout and spy. She was the first woman to lead an armed expedition in the war, and guided the raid on the Combahee River, which liberated more than seven hundred slaves. She was also active in the women's suffrage movement until illness overtook her and she had to be admitted to a home for elderly African-Americans that she had helped open years earlier. After Tubman died in 1913, she became an icon of American courage and freedom. Harriet Tubman - African American Abolitionist is highly recommended for those interested in reading more about this courageous woman.

Harriet Tubman

A Biography

Author: James A. McGowan,William C. Kashatus

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313348812

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 167

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This concise biography of Harriet Tubman, the African American abolitionist, explores her various roles as an Underground Railroad conductor, Civil War scout and nurse, and women's rights advocate. * Maps and detailed descriptions of the major Underground Railroad routes Tubman used in guiding fugitives to freedom * 24 primary source excerpts from newspapers, contemporary correspondence, and Tubman's military records * 13 photographs

Harriet Tubman

Conductor on the Underground Railroad

Author: Ann Petry

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504019865

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 251

View: 1477

A New York Times Outstanding Book for young adult readers, this biography of the famed Underground Railroad abolitionist is a lesson in valor and justice. Born into slavery, Harriet Tubman knew the thirst for freedom. Inspired by rumors of an “underground railroad” that carried slaves to liberation, she dreamed of escaping the nightmarish existence of the Southern plantations and choosing a life of her own making. But after she finally did escape, Tubman made a decision born of profound courage and moral conviction: to go back and help those she’d left behind. As an activist on the Underground Railroad, a series of safe houses running from South to North and eventually into Canada, Tubman delivered more than three hundred souls to freedom. She became an insidious threat to the Southern establishment—and a symbol of hope to slaves everywhere. In this “well-written and moving life of the ‘Moses of her people’’’ (The Horn Book), an acclaimed author makes vivid and accessible the life of a national hero, soon to be immortalized on the twenty-dollar bill. This intimate portrait follows Tubman on her journey from bondage to freedom, from childhood to the frontlines of the abolition movement and even the Civil War. In addition to being named a New York Times Outstanding Book, Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad was also selected as an American Library Association Notable Book.

Harriet Tubman

The Moses of Her People

Author: Sarah H. Bradford

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1557092176

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 149

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One of Americais most important women, Harriet Tubman was a former slave who led a heroic struggle more bravely and more successfully than any other to liberate African-Americans from slavery.

Time For Kids: Harriet Tubman

A Woman of Courage

Author: Renee Skelton

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060576081

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Shows readers how Harriet Tubman's courage has inspired generations of Americans to fight for equal rights and stand up for their convictions. Simultaneous.

Harriet Tubman: Freedom Leader

Author: Tanya Savory

Publisher: Townsend Press

ISBN: 1591943485

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 119

View: 1808

“I grew up like a neglected weed—didn’t know nothing about liberty, since I never had any. . . . I think slavery is the next thing to hell!” —Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman was born into the hell of slavery. For many years she was beaten and treated like an animal. But then Harriet began having strange dreams and visions—she saw a star, hidden pathways, and a line that separated slavery from freedom. One day, Harriet would find out just what these dreams meant. Harriet stood barely five feet tall and was unable to read or write. But she outsmarted slave catchers, outran bloodhounds, and gave hope to millions of slaves. From Maryland to Mississippi, slaves knew Harriet as “Moses”—the deliverer who would lead her people out of slavery.

Harriet Tubman

Author: Kathleen Kudlinski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481430807

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 7112

One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily read by children of eight and up -- today's youngster is swept right into history.

Harriet Tubman

A Woman of Courage

Author: Time for Kids,Renee Skelton

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606346689

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 44

View: 2775

Making a connection between the lives of past heroes and events of today, these age-appropriate biographies compiled by the editors of "TIME for Kids" magazine feature contemporary photos, prints, and full-color illustrations.

Harriet Tubman

Author: Nancy J. Nielsen

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736810876

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 3558

A biography of the African American woman best known for her work with the Underground Railroad, describing her childhood as a slave, her escape to the North, her assistance to the Union cause during the Civil War, and her accomplishments during the Reconstruction years in helping former slaves adapt to freedom.

Harriet Tubman

Author: Ann Malaspina

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438126158

Category: African American women

Page: 121

View: 596

Born Araminta Ross, Harriet Tubman was a former slave who became an abolitionist and a spy for the Union army during the Civil War. Tubman is most famous for rescuing more than 70 runaway slaves by using a network of safe houses owned by other abolitionists known as the Underground Railroad. She had escaped a harsh life in Maryland, where she worked first as a child nurse and then a field hand. After escaping to Philadelphia at the age of 29, Tubman immediately returned to Maryland to rescue her family. She faced great danger as she was hunted by the law, but her uncanny ability to find food and shelter during these hazardous missions meant she never lost any of her charges. Later, Tubman worked as a nurse, scout, cook, and spy for the Union army and continued to fight for the rights of women everywhere.

Harriet Tubman

Author: Jane Polcovar

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 9780516095547

Category: Social Science

Page: 48

View: 993

A biography of the black woman whose cruel experiences as a slave in the South led her to seek freedom in the North for herself and for others through the Underground Railroad.

Harriet Tubman

Freedom Seeker, Freedom Leader

Author: Rosemary Sadlier

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 145970150X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 190

View: 2467

A biography of the famous abolitionist, follows her begginings as a slave in Maryland to her death in Auborn, New York.

Harriet Tubman

Author: Marion Dane Bauer,Tammie Lyon

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545232570

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4556

Introduces the story of the civil rights heroine, tracing her own escape from slavery and her life-risking efforts to guide numerous other slaves to freedom.

Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent

How Daring Slaves and Free Blacks Spied for the Union During the Civil War

Author: Thomas B. Allen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439591529

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 9297

Provides a biography of this courageous ex-slave who worked to establish the Underground Railroad, became a Union Army spy, and helped more than seven hundred slaves find their way to freedom in the North.