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
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
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