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.
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Onkel Tom's Hütte

Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American fiction

Page: N.A

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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
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Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman

Author: Sarah Hopkins Bradford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: African American women

Page: 132

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

The Road to Freedom

Author: Catherine Clinton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0759509778

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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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.
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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.
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Harriet Tubman

Author: Kathleen Kudlinski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481430807

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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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.
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Harriet Tubman - The Moses of Her People

Author: Sarah Bradford

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1446545962

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 156

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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
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Harriet Tubman

Conductor on the Underground Railroad

Author: Ann Petry

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504019865

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 251

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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.
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Harriet Tubman: Freedom Leader

Author: Tanya Savory

Publisher: Townsend Press

ISBN: 1591943485

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 119

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“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.
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Harriet Tubman

The Moses of Her People

Author: Sarah Bradford

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486140091

Category: History

Page: 112

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Inspiring story of bravery and self-sacrifice recalls the courageous life of one of the most well-known "conductors" on the Underground Railroad. Recalls the former slave's grim childhood, Union Army efforts, more.
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Harriet Tubman

Imagining a Life

Author: Beverly Lowry

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307455653

Category: History

Page: 432

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From the award-winning novelist and biographer Beverly Lowry comes an astonishing re-imagining of the remarkable life of Harriet Tubman, the “Moses of Her People.” Tubman was an escaped slave, lumberjack, laundress, raid leader, nurse, fund-raiser, cook, intelligence gatherer, Underground Railroad organizer, and abolitionist. In Harriet Tubman, Lowry creates a portrait enriched with lively imagined vignettes that transform the legendary icon into flesh and blood. We travel with Tubman on slave-freeing raids in the heart of the Confederacy, along the treacherous route of the Underground Railroad, and onto the battlefields of the Civil War. Integrating extensive research and interviews with scholars and historians into a rich and mesmerizing chronicle, Lowry brings an American hero to life as never before. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Harriet Tubman

Author: Ann Malaspina

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438126158

Category: African American women

Page: 121

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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.
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Harriet Tubman Reader's Theater Script and Lesson

Author: Gail Skroback Hennessey

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1480767786

Category:

Page: 8

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Improve reading fluency while providing fun and purposeful practice for performance. Motivate students with this reader's theater script and build students' knowledge through grade-level content. Included graphic organizer helps visual learners.
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Leveled Texts: Harriet Tubman

Author: Debra J. Housel

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425870058

Category: Social Science

Page: 9

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All students can learn about Harriet Tubman through a biography written at four different reading levels. Symbols on the pages represent reading-level ranges to help differentiate instruction. Provided comprehension questions complement the text.
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Twelve Years a Slave

Die wahre Geschichte

Author: Solomon Northup

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492967086

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Solomon Northup war ein freier Bürger, bis er von Sklavenhändlern verschleppt und an einen Plantagenbesitzer verkauft wurde. Dort lebte er zwölf Jahre als Sklave, bis er schließlich – als einer der wenigen – seine Freiheit zurückerlangen und zu seiner Familie zurückkehren konnte. Die gleichnamige Verfilmung seiner Memoiren von Regisseur Steve McQueen hat bei der Verleihung der Golden Globes den Hauptpreis als bestes Filmdrama gewonnen.
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Harriet Tubman and the Freedom Train

Author: Sharon Gayle,Felicia Marshall

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689854803

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Introduces Harriet Tubman, from her birth into slavery, through her daring escape to freedom in the north, to her tireless efforts during the Civil War to free other slaves via the Underground Railroad. Simultaneous.
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Harriet Tubman

Myth, Memory, and History

Author: Milton C. Sernett

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822340737

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 409

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DIVAn exploration of the way history, meaning, and memory have interacted in the process of transforming Harriet Tubman into an American icon and a figure of inspiration like Abraham Lincoln or Fredrick Douglass./div
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Harriet Tubman

Freedom Seeker, Freedom Leader

Author: Rosemary Sadlier

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 145970150X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 190

View: 9165

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