Who Was Harriet Tubman

Author: Yona Zeldis McDonough
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101640036
Release Date: 2002-12-30
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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

Author: Catherine Clinton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780759509771
Release Date: 2004-02-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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: James A. McGowan
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313348815
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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

Harriet Tubman

Author: Ann Petry
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781504019866
Release Date: 2015-09-08
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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

Author: Nancy J. Nielsen
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0736810870
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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.

Harriet Tubman

Author: Janet Benge
Publisher: YWAM Publishing
ISBN: 1883002907
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Even death threats and the Civil War could not stop daring runaway slave Harriet Tubman (1820P1913) from conducting hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

Harriet Tubman

Author: Margo McLoone
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1560659432
Release Date: 1998-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A brief biography of Harriet Tubman, the woman who escaped life as a slave, and then rescued hundreds of other slaves giving them freedom via the Underground Railroad.

Harriet Tubman in Her Own Words

Author: Julia McDonnell
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN: 9781482440690
Release Date: 2015-12-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Harriet Tubman’s fame as a conductor on the Underground Railroad led to her nickname: Moses. She displayed considerable courage leading fugitive slaves to freedom and, incredibly, never lost a “passenger.” Less well known is Tubman’s service in the Union army as a scout and spy during the Civil War. This captivating volume uses Tubman’s own remembrances as well as other primary sources to provide a greater understanding of her astonishing life story as well as major issues of the United States in the 1800s. Historic photographs, fact boxes, and sidebars add valuable information to the main text and appealing design.

Harriet Tubman

Author: Patricia Lantier
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 0778748227
Release Date: 2009-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents the life and accomplishments of the woman who, after escaping life as a slave in the South, returned to help others escape through the Underground Railroad.

Harriet Tubman

Author: Laurie Calkhoven
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402741173
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Profiles the woman who escaped from slavery in the southern United States and then lent her support, and risked her life, to smuggle other slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad.

Harriet Tubman

Author: Maryann N. Weidt
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 0822546760
Release Date: 2002-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes Harriet Tubman's experiences with the Underground Railroad, recounting her many efforts to help other slaves free themselves during the Civil War.

Harriet Tubman

Author: Barbara Krasner
Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica
ISBN: 9781680486605
Release Date: 2017-07-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"Harriet Tubman has become perhaps the most well-known African American in American history. Readers will learn about how the determined Tubman made her own destiny, using the Underground Railroad to return to the South nineteen times to bring her family and hundreds of others to safety. This lively text describes the intense physical hardships she faced, as well as the constant threat of capture, as she fought for freedom, gave speeches, and worked as a Civil War nurse, cook, and spy."

I Am 6 Harriet Tubman

Author: Grace Norwich
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545520447
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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.