Harriet Tubman: Leading the Way to Freedom (Sterling Biographies Series)

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If you are tired, keep going; if you are scared, keep going, if you are hungry, keep going; if you want to taste freedom, keep going. These are the words of Harriet Tubman, called the “Moses of her people” for leading slaves northward to freedom. After successfully escaping when only in her twenties, she put herself in danger again and again in order to help other slaves achieve liberty. And when the Civil War began, this freedom fighter not only spied for the Union, but became the first American woman to plan ...

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Overview

If you are tired, keep going; if you are scared, keep going, if you are hungry, keep going; if you want to taste freedom, keep going. These are the words of Harriet Tubman, called the “Moses of her people” for leading slaves northward to freedom. After successfully escaping when only in her twenties, she put herself in danger again and again in order to help other slaves achieve liberty. And when the Civil War began, this freedom fighter not only spied for the Union, but became the first American woman to plan and direct a battle. Her compelling story is beautifully told here, along with a rich store of information about slave life, the Underground Railroad, and famous abolitionists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402741173
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 2/5/2008
  • Series: Sterling Biographies Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 399,182
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.48 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Freedom Fighter     1
Born into Slavery     2
An Almost Fatal Blow     14
Liberty or Death     26
Daring Rescues     38
The Moses of Her People     47
Rescuing Family Members     56
Tubman's Most Dangerous Rescue     66
The Best Underground Railroad Conductor     76
Raining Blood     87
More Battles to Fight     100
The Last Years     112
Glossary     120
Bibliography     121
Image Credits     122
About the Author     122
Index     123
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