Who Was Harriet Tubman

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.

Author: Yona Zeldis McDonough

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593097243

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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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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Harriet Tubman

The definitive biography of one of the most courageous women in American history "reveals Harriet Tubman to be even more remarkable than her legend" (Newsday).

Author: Catherine Clinton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780759509771

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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The definitive biography of one of the most courageous women in American history "reveals Harriet Tubman to be even more remarkable than her legend" (Newsday). Celebrated for her exploits as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman has entered history as one of nineteenth-century America's most enduring and important figures. But just who was this remarkable woman? To John Brown, leader of the Harper's Ferry slave uprising, she was General Tubman. For the many slaves she led north to freedom, she was Moses. To the slaveholders who sought her capture, she was a thief and a trickster. To abolitionists, she was a prophet. Now, in a biography widely praised for its impeccable research and its compelling narrative, Harriet Tubman is revealed for the first time as a singular and complex character, a woman who defied simple categorization. "A thrilling reading experience. It expands outward from Tubman's individual story to give a sweeping, historical vision of slavery." --NPR's Fresh Air
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Harriet Tubman

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.

Author: James A. McGowan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313348815

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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Harriet Tubman

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.

Author: Laurie Calkhoven

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402741173

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 124

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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.
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Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman

Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

Author: Sarah Hopkins Bradford

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082332978

Category: African American women

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Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman by Sarah Hopkins Bradford, first published in 1869, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.
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Harriet Tubman

A biography of the courageous woman who rose from slave beginnings to become a heroic figure in the Underground Railroad.

Author: Megan McClard

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Silver Burdett Press

ISBN: 0382099389

Category: Social Science

Page: 133

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A biography of the courageous woman who rose from slave beginnings to become a heroic figure in the Underground Railroad.
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Harriet Tubman

* Critically acclaimed biographies of history's most notable African-Americans * Straightforward and objective writing * Lavishly illustrated with photographs and memorabilia * Essential for multicultural studies

Author: Marion Taylor

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438100814

Category: African Americans

Page: 108

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* Critically acclaimed biographies of history's most notable African-Americans * Straightforward and objective writing * Lavishly illustrated with photographs and memorabilia * Essential for multicultural studies
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Harriet Tubman

A biography recounts the life of the African-American woman who spent her childhood in slavery and later worked to help other slaves escape north to freedom through the Underground Railroad.

Author: Rose Blue

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 0761325719

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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A biography recounts the life of the African-American woman who spent her childhood in slavery and later worked to help other slaves escape north to freedom through the Underground Railroad.
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Harriet Tubman

Born Araminta Ross, Harriet Tubman was a former slave who became an abolitionist and a spy for the Union army during the Civil War.

Author: Ann Malaspina

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438126159

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

The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Harriet Tubman in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills.

Author: Czeena Devera

Publisher: Cherry Lake

ISBN: 9781634729055

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Harriet Tubman in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a timeline and other informative backmatter.
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Harriet Tubman

A brief biography of the woman who escaped life as a slave and then rescued hundreds of other slaves as a conductor in the underground railroad.

Author: Margo McLoone

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1560659432

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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A brief biography of the woman who escaped life as a slave and then rescued hundreds of other slaves as a conductor in the underground railroad.
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Harriet Tubman

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

Author: Maryann N. Weidt

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 0822546760

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

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

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."

Author: Barbara Krasner

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica

ISBN: 9781680486605

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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"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."
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Harriet Tubman

An introduction to the life of Harriet Tubman, who helped hundreds of slaves escape to freedom via the Underground Railroad.

Author: Dana Meachen Rau

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 075650015X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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An introduction to the life of Harriet Tubman, who helped hundreds of slaves escape to freedom via the Underground Railroad.
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Harriet Tubman

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.

Author: Ann Petry

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504019866

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

Profiles the slave who escaped to freedom and helped others to do the same.

Author: M. J. Cosson

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1599288427

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Profiles the slave who escaped to freedom and helped others to do the same.
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Harriet Tubman

Traces the life of the African American woman who escaped from slavery only to return south to lead other slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

Author: Anne E. Schraff

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 0766015483

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Traces the life of the African American woman who escaped from slavery only to return south to lead other slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad.
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Harriet Tubman

Escaped slave, Civil War spy, scout, and nurse, and champion of women's suffrage, Harriet Tubman is an icon of heroism.

Author: Kristen T. Oertel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135948979

Category: History

Page: 168

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Escaped slave, Civil War spy, scout, and nurse, and champion of women's suffrage, Harriet Tubman is an icon of heroism. Perhaps most famous for leading enslaved people to freedom through the Underground Railroad, Tubman was dubbed "Moses" by followers. But abolition and the close of the Civil War were far from the end of her remarkable career. Tubman continued to fight for black civil rights, and campaign fiercely for women’s suffrage, throughout her life. In this vivid, concise narrative supplemented by primary documents, Kristen T. Oertel introduces readers to Tubman’s extraordinary life, from the trauma of her childhood slavery to her civil rights activism in the late nineteenth century, and in the process reveals a nation’s struggle over its most central injustices.
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Harriet Tubman

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.

Author: Patricia Lantier

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 0778748227

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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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.
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