Harriet

Harriet : The Moses of Her People

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Harriet - The Moses of Her People - The Story of Harriet Tubman by Sarah H. Bradford. Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross; c. 1822 - March 10, 1913) was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and during the American Civil War, a Union spy. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made about thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era struggled for women's suffrage. NEW YORK, March 6, 1886. MY DEAR MADAM I am very glad to learn that you are about to publish a revised edition of your life of that heroic woman, Harriet Tubman, by whose assistance so many American slaves were enabled to break their bonds. During the period of my official connection with the Anti-Slavery office in New York, I saw her frequently, when she came there with the companies of slaves, whom she had successfully piloted away from the South; and often listened with wonder to the story of her adventures and hair-breadth escapes. She always told her tale with a modesty which showed how unconscious she was of having done anything more than her simple duty. No one who listened to her could doubt her perfect truthfulness and integrity. Her shrewdness in planning the escape of slaves, her skill in avoiding arrest, her courage in every emergency, and her willingness to endure hardship and face any danger for the sake of her poor followers was phenomenal. I regret to hear that she is poor and ill, and hope the sale of your book will give her the relief she so much needs and so well deserves. Yours truly, OLIVER JOHNSONshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 5mm | 168g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514350874
  • 9781514350874
  • 2,405,591

About Sarah H Bradford

Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross; c. 1822 - March 10, 1913) was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and during the American Civil War, a Union spy. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made about thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era struggled for women's suffrage.show more