Who Was Harriet Tubman?

Author: Yona Zeldis McDonough,Who HQ

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101640030

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 726

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.

Bound for the Promised Land

Harriet Tubman: Portrait of an American Hero

Author: Kate Clifford Larson

Publisher: One World

ISBN: 9780307514769

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 3425

Harriet Tubman is one of the giants of American history—a fearless visionary who led scores of her fellow slaves to freedom and battled courageously behind enemy lines during the Civil War. And yet in the nine decades since her death, next to nothing has been written about this extraordinary woman aside from juvenile biographies. The truth about Harriet Tubman has become lost inside a legend woven of racial and gender stereotypes. Now at last, in this long-overdue biography, historian Kate Clifford Larson gives Harriet Tubman the powerful, intimate, meticulously detailed life she deserves. Drawing from a trove of new documents and sources as well extensive genealogical research, Larson reveals Tubman as a complex woman— brilliant, shrewd, deeply religious, and passionate in her pursuit of freedom. The descendant of the vibrant, matrilineal Asanti people of the West African Gold Coast, Tubman was born into slavery on the Eastern Shore of Maryland but refused to spend her life in bondage. While still a young woman she embarked on a perilous journey of self-liberation—and then, having won her own freedom, she returned again and again to liberate family and friends, tapping into the Underground Railroad. Yet despite her success, her celebrity, her close ties with Northern politicians and abolitionists, Tubman suffered crushing physical pain and emotional setbacks. Stripping away myths and misconceptions, Larson presents stunning new details about Tubman’s accomplishments, personal life, and influence, including her relationship with Frederick Douglass, her involvement with John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry, and revelations about a young woman who may have been Tubman’s daughter. Here too are Tubman’s twilight years after the war, when she worked for women’s rights and in support of her fellow blacks, and when racist politicians and suffragists marginalized her contribution. Harriet Tubman, her life and her work, remain an inspiration to all who value freedom. Now, thanks to Larson’s breathtaking biography, we can finally appreciate Tubman as a complete human being—an American hero, yes, but also a woman who loved, suffered, and sacrificed. Bound for the Promised Land is a magnificent work of biography, history, and truth telling. From the Hardcover edition.

Harriet Tubman

The Road to Freedom

Author: Catherine Clinton

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0759509778

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8557

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 - The Moses of Her People

Author: Sarah Bradford

Publisher: Hesperides Press

ISBN: 1443735485

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 156

View: 9409

Harriet Tubman was a former slave who led a heroic struggle for her people in the civil war. An American Joan of Arc, she was more successful than any other person of her time in liberating African-Americans from slavery. Harriet Tubman, the Moses of Her People was originally published in 1886. It is a classic biography of one of America's most important women. The book was based on a collection of essays, Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman, compiled by Sarah Bradford, which was published in 1869. Both books were privately funded by Sarah Bradford. Profits went to Harriet Tubman who, in turn, housed and cared for indigents until her death in 1913.Keywords: Life Of Harriet Tubman Joan Of Arc Sarah Bradford Heroic Struggle African Americans Classic Biography Important Women Slavery Moses Civil War

Harriet Tubman

Author: Kem Knapp Sawyer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756658063

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 2611

An illustrated exploration of the life of Harriet Tubman that covers her childhood, experiences as a slave, escape to freedom, work on the Underground Railroad, antislavery activism, and other topics.

Harriet Tubman

Imagining a Life

Author: Beverly Lowry

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385721773

Category: History

Page: 418

View: 7260

Examines the accomplishments of the ex-slave, who, after escaping from the South, risked her own life and freedom to save hundreds of others through the Underground Railroad and became an outspoken advocate for the abolition of slavery.

Who Was Rosa Parks?

Author: Yona Zeldis McDonough,Who HQ

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101445938

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 6439

In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement." This biography has black-and-white illustrations throughout.

I Am #6: Harriet Tubman

Author: Grace Norwich

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545520444

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 2155

A straightforward biography about Harriet Tubman's struggles and success for both civil and women's rights. With a forward-thinking attitude, Harriet Tubman escaped slavery and risked her life countless times to help free 70 others. She became monumental in both the civil rights movement and the women's suffrage movement. Kids will be inspired by this icon's tireless work to create a better America. This series features full-color illustrated covers, one-color illustrations throughout, a timeline, an introduction to the people you'll meet in the book, maps, sidebars, and a top-ten list of important things to know about each hero.

Harriet Tubman

A Biography

Author: James A. McGowan,William C. Kashatus

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313348812

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 167

View: 5162

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

What Was the Underground Railroad?

Author: Yona Zeldis McDonough

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0448467127

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 108

View: 4760

"No one knows where the term "Underground Railroad" came from--there were no trains or tracks, only abolitionist "conductors" who helped bring an estimated 100,000 slaves to freedom through elaborate routes that included "stations," safe houses where fugitives could rest before moving on, and a system of codes and signals used to identify friend from foe. Including real stories from the "Railroad," What Was the Underground Railroad? will capture young readers' hearts: there are close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and unending sacrifices slaves made for freedom. With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo insert, the Underground Railroad comes alive!"--

Harriet Tubman

Conductor on the Underground Railroad

Author: Ann Lane Petry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439581162

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 247

View: 2013

Recounts Harriet Tubman's daring escape from slavery and her heroic efforts that brought three hundred African Americans to freedom through the Underground Railroad


A Story of Young Harriet Tubman

Author: Alan Schroeder

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 014056196X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 3624

Young Harriet Tubman, whose childhood name was Minty, dreams of escaping slavery on the Brodas plantation in the late 1820s.

Slaves to Freedom

Author: Kathy Tilghman

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504337409

Category: History

Page: 284

View: 3985

Kathy Tilghman recounts the turbulent times of antebellum America through a friendship between two women: a black slave and an Irish immigrant. Both travel the Underground Railroad but neither knows the sacrifices that will be asked of them to achieve the freedom they desperately want. This is a beautifully written historical novel. Pat T. The story moves at a fast pace and I could not put it down. Toni D. This is an adventure packed novel where the characters choose healing over wrong-doing that adds depth and credibility to the novel. Gabriella K. Two powerful stories that can never be told enough. E.B.M.

Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent

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

Author: Thomas B. Allen

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426304019

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 191

View: 1185

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.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

The Givens Collection

Author: Harriet Jacobs,Lydia Maria Child,Louise Meriwether

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743460561

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 4050

Recounts the author's childhood as a slave, her escape to the north, and the help she received from both blacks and whites, and documents the degradation and injustices of slavery.

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

Author: David A. Adler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780823423651

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 140

View: 8066

A comprehensive introduction to the life and achievements of the heroic former slave details how after managing her own escape, Harriet Tubman returned 13 times to guide other slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad, in a portrait that also relates her subsequent contributions as a wartime cook, nurse, spy and suffragist.

Who Was Harriet Beecher Stowe?

Author: Dana Meachen Rau,Who HQ

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0448483017

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 8919

Examines the life of the nineteenth-century author famous for the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin," which denounced slavery and intensified the disagreement between the North and South.

Harriet Tubman

Author: Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

ISBN: 9781786032898

Category: African American women

Page: 32

View: 2651

New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad conductor who "never lost a single passenger" in this true story of her life. Little Harriet was born into slavery in Maryland and labored in the fields from the age of 12. But as an adult, she escaped, freeing herself before returning back to lead hundreds of enslaved African Americans to freedom with great bravery and courage. Harriet sacrificed so much of her life for others, eventually working for the army in the Civil War and then promoting women's voting rights until she retired in Auburn, New York. With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to scientists, all of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. These books make the lives of these role models accessible for children, providing a powerful message to inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world!