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: 9122

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

Author: Kathleen Kudlinski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481430807

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2524

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

African American Abolitionist

Author: Biographiq

Publisher: Biographiq

ISBN: 9781599863696

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 76

View: 8419

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

A Biography

Author: James A. McGowan,William C. Kashatus

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313348820

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 167

View: 4347

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

Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman

Author: Sarah Hopkins Bradford

Publisher: N.A


Category: African American women

Page: 132

View: 5767

Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman:By SARAH H. BRADFORD. [Special Illustrated Edition]

Harriet Tubman

Conductor on the Underground Railroad

Author: Ann Petry

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504019865

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 251

View: 5892

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

View: 3584

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.

Onkel Toms Hütte

Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783401066097


Page: 198

View: 3964


Time For Kids: Harriet Tubman

A Woman of Courage

Author: Renee Skelton

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060576081

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 1985

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: 2700

“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 and the Underground Railroad

Author: Philip Steele

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007465361

Category: Antislavery movements

Page: 32

View: 3095

Harriet Tubman was born as a slave in 19th Century America, but managed to escape and gain her freedom. Follow this amazing biography of a woman who was prepared to risk her own life to save others from the slavery she had escaped, and learn about the Underground Railroad that she used to achieve this. • Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. • Text type: A biography • Curriculum links: History; Citizenship

Harriet Tubman

A Woman of Courage

Author: Time for Kids,Renee Skelton

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606346689

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 44

View: 6253

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: 2216

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.

Biography of Harriet Tubman

Author: S. J. A.

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 1614647224

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 23

View: 9206

ABOUT THE BOOK The annals of American history are full of heroes who fought for freedom. But few in those legions are women, and even fewer are also African-American. Harriet Tubman, an African-American woman, was a famous anti-slavery activist, best known for helping free slaves before the Civil War. Leading slaves through the Underground Railroad, she helped to secretly transport them into the northern states where they could be free. Tubman remains an iconic hero who left her family behind to ensure that they all remained free and repeatedly making trips back to the South to free other slaves - always at the risk of her own hard won freedom. In 19 trips she freed over 300 slaves, all while evading capture of herself and the refugees she was guiding. Tubman's importance to the Abolitionist movement cannot be overstated; in addition to freeing slaves, she provided those who were still enslaved with hope. Tubman successfully freed so many slaves that the African-American community quickly nicknamed her 'Moses'. Many slaves may have found slavery a little bit more bearable, believing Tubman would eventually come to rescue them. Although Tubman is most famous for having freed enslaved African-Americans, her service to the community didn't end with the start of the Civil War. During the war, she worked as a Union spy, a nurse to wounded soldiers, and participated in a mission to free 756 slaves during the war. MEET THE AUTHOR S. J. A. is an experienced writer and a member of the Hyperink Team, which works hard to bring you high-quality, engaging, fun content. Happy reading! EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Tubman's effort to advance the status of African-Americans continued after the Civil War as well. Despite personal struggles with poverty, she always attempted to help support newly freed African-Americans. She used the proceeds from a book about her life to purchase land for a group home for sick or otherwise needy African-Americans. Tubman purchased the land in 1896 and gave it to the Ame Zion Episcopal Church in 1908, as she could not complete the project herself. She lived in the home after its completion until her death in 1913, telling the home's many visitors stories about her experiences so that they would not be forgotten. Unfortunately, Tubman was not honored by the U.S. government for her many years of service before and during the Civil War. However, shortly before her death, the U.S. Congress finally passed a resolution agreeing to give her a pension of $20/month. The U.S. government's lack of validation demonstrates that Tubman was doing what she did for the African-American community and for higher principles such as freedom and equality; she never seemed to care that her government didn't thank her properly for a job well done. Tubman was born in Maryland, a slave state in the 1800s, as Amarita Ross. Born to two slave parents, Tubman was born a slave, sometime between 1820 and 1822; her exact birth date is unknown, probably because masters often did not keep adequate records of slave births. She was required to do what her masters told her to do and was always in danger of being sold to someone else and separated from her family. For the first few years of her life, her family was more stable than many slave families, as her masters did not choose to sell any of the slaves to other masters. Slaves were generally forced to remain illiterate so that they wouldn't gain the education or knowledge necessary to realize they were being mistreated and potentially overthrow their masters. Therefore, Tubman was not allowed to learn to read or write. But though she wasn't educated, she was intelligent. As a child, this intelligence must have made her aware that slavery wasn't the natural order of things.

Harriet Tubman

Author: Ann Malaspina

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438126158

Category: African American women

Page: 121

View: 9639

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: 7862

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: 7529

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