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Harriet Tubman : myth, memory, and history

Author: Milton C Sernett
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Harriet Tubman: Myth, Memory, and History tells the fascinating story of Harriet Tubman's life as an American icon. The distinguished historian Milton C. Sernett compares the larger-than-life symbolic Tubman with the actual "historical" Tubman. He does so not to diminish Tubman's achievements but rather to explore the interplay of history and myth in our national consciousness. Analyzing how the Tubman icon has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sernett, Milton C., 1942-
Harriet Tubman.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)607865101
Named Person: Harriet Tubman; Harriet Tubman; Harriet Tubman; Harriet Tubman
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Milton C Sernett
ISBN: 9780822340522 0822340526 9780822340737 0822340739
OCLC Number: 123539299
Description: xi, 409 p. : ill. 9some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: "Minty" --
"Moses the Deliverer" --
"General Tubman" --
Sarah Bradford's Harriet Tubman --
Saint, seer, and suffragist --
The apotheosis of "Aunt Harriet" --
Earl Conrad and the book that almost wasn't --
"Spirits Rising" --
Pride of Place --
Historians have their say.
Responsibility: Milton C. Sernett.
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