Harriet Tubman: A Biography

Harriet Tubman: A Biography


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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313348815
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/02/2011
Series: Greenwood Biographies
Pages: 167
Sales rank: 247,716
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

The late James A. McGowan was editor of the Harriet Tubman Journal and author of several books, including Station Master on the Underground Railroad: The Life and Letters of Thomas Garrett.

William C. Kashatus holds a doctorate in history from the University of Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword ix

Introduction xi

Timeline: Events in the Life of Harriet Tubman xix

Chapter 1 Minty, 1820-1840 1

Chapter 2 Liberty or Death, 1841-1850 17

Chapter 3 Moses of Her People, 1851-1853 35

Chapter 4 God Sends Harriet to Thomas Garrett, 1854-1857 59

Chapter 5 Inspired by John Brown, 1858-1860 79

Chapter 6 General Tubman Goes to War, 1861-1865 95

Chapter 7 Auburn, 1866-1886 113

Chapter 8 Last Years, 1887-1913 131

Chapter 9 Legacy 145

Selected Bibliography 151

Index 161

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