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Bound for the promised land : Harriet Tubman, portrait of an American hero

Author: Kate Clifford Larson
Publisher: New York : Ballantine, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Harriet Tubman is one of the giants of American history - a fearless visionary who led scores of her fellow slaves to freedom and battled courageously behind enemy lines during the Civil War. Drawing from a trove of new documents and sources as well as extensive genealogical research, Larson reveals Tubman as a complex woman - brilliant, shrewd, deeply religious, and passionate in her pursuit of freedom. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Larson, Kate Clifford.
Bound for the promised land.
New York : Ballantine, c2004
(OCoLC)607068678
Named Person: Harriet Tubman; Harriet Tubman
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Clifford Larson
ISBN: 0345456270 9780345456274 0345456289 9780345456281
OCLC Number: 53959428
Description: xxi, 402 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Life on the Chesapeake in black and white --
Sweet gum and prickly burrs : the changing world of the Eastern shore --
"Devilish" mistresses and harsh masters : black family life under the lash --
"Shadow of a voice in the talking leaves" : the hidden world of black communication --
"Mean to be free" : the fragile light of liberty --
All for the love of family --
Stampede of slaves --
Moses meets John Brown --
Fractured family --
It was raining blood : Harriet Tubman's Civil War --
A hero is remembered --
Myth and memory --
Mother Tubman, the black Joan of Arc.
Responsibility: Kate Clifford Larson.
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"Harriet Tubman is one of the giants of American history - a fearless visionary who led scores of her fellow slaves to freedom and battled courageously behind enemy lines during the Civil War. Drawing from a trove of new documents and sources as well as extensive genealogical research, Larson reveals Tubman as a complex woman - brilliant, shrewd, deeply religious, and passionate in her pursuit of freedom. The descendant of the vibrant, matrilineal Asanti people of West Africa's Gold Coast, Tubman was born into slavery on the Eastern Shore of Maryland but refused to spend her life in bondage. While still a young woman she embarked on a perilous journey of self-liberation - and then, having won her own freedom, she returned again and again to liberate family and friends, tapping into the Underground Railroad." "Yet despite her success, her celebrity, her close ties with Northern politicians and abolitionists, Tubman suffered crushing physical pain and emotional setbacks. Stripping away myths and misconceptions, Larson presents stunning new details about Tubman's accomplishments, personal life, and influence, including her relationship with Frederick Douglass, her involvement with John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, and revelations about a young woman who may have been Tubman's daughter. Here too are Tubman's twilight years after the war, when she worked for women's rights and in support of her fellow blacks, and when racist politicians and suffragists marginalized her contribution."--BOOK JACKET.

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