Harriet Tubman: A Biography

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The legendary Moses of the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman was a fiery and tenacious abolitionist who organized and led African American military operations deep in the Confederacy. Harriet Tubman: A Biography relates the life story of this extraordinary woman, standing as a testament to her tenacity, drive, intelligence, and courage.

In telling the remarkable story of Tubman's life, the biography examines her early years as Araminta Ross (her birth name), her escape from ...

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Overview

The legendary Moses of the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman was a fiery and tenacious abolitionist who organized and led African American military operations deep in the Confederacy. Harriet Tubman: A Biography relates the life story of this extraordinary woman, standing as a testament to her tenacity, drive, intelligence, and courage.

In telling the remarkable story of Tubman's life, the biography examines her early years as Araminta Ross (her birth name), her escape from slavery, her activities as an Underground Railroad conductor, her involvement in the Civil War, and her role as a champion of women's rights. The book places its heroine in the broad context of her time and the movements in which she was involved, and the narrative shifts between the contextual and the personal to give the reader a strong understanding of Tubman as a woman who was shaped by, and helped to shape, the time in which she lived.

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"a solid addition to any community library biography collection, enthusiastically recommended."

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"a solid addition to any community library biography collection, enthusiastically recommended."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313348815
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/2/2011
  • Series: Greenwood Biographies Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 161,442
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword ix

Introduction xi

Timeline: Events in the Life of Harriet Tubman xix

Chapter 1 Minty, 1820-1840 1

Chapter 2 Liberty or Death, 1841-1850 17

Chapter 3 Moses of Her People, 1851-1853 35

Chapter 4 God Sends Harriet to Thomas Garrett, 1854-1857 59

Chapter 5 Inspired by John Brown, 1858-1860 79

Chapter 6 General Tubman Goes to War, 1861-1865 95

Chapter 7 Auburn, 1866-1886 113

Chapter 8 Last Years, 1887-1913 131

Chapter 9 Legacy 145

Selected Bibliography 151

Index 161

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