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Harriet Tubman : the life and the life stories

Author: Jean McMahon Humez
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2003.
Series: Wisconsin studies in autobiography.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the life of Harriet Tubman based on the text of stories she told about her life, discussing her childhood in slavery, her religious beliefs, her escape to the North, her role in the Underground Railroad, and other related topics.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Humez, Jean McMahon, 1944-
Harriet Tubman.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, c2003
(OCoLC)607031807
Named Person: Harriet Tubman; Harriet Tubman
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean McMahon Humez
ISBN: 0299191206 9780299191207 0299191249 9780299191245
OCLC Number: 51886265
Description: xii, 471 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Life. The slavery years --
Underground railroad years --
The war years --
Postwar years In Auburn --
The later years --
Coping with poverty --
The life stories. Harriet Tubman's practices as a life-storyteller --
Reading the core stories for Harriet Tubman's own perspective --
Stories and sayings --
Documents. Appendix A: A note on Harriet Tubman's kin --
Appendix B: A note on the numbers.
Series Title: Wisconsin studies in autobiography.
Responsibility: Jean M. Humez.
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Harriet Tubman's name and exploits as a self-liberated Underground Railroad heroine are known worldwide, but Jean M. Humez brings together fresh research and complete texts of the stories Tubman told  Read more...

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