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Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People

de Sarah Bradford

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1963117,273 (3.3)9
In 1869, Sarah Hopkins Bradford published Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman. Though often disjointed, this account presented to the public a legendary figure of the Underground Railroad. In 1886, Bradford substantially rewrote the biography at the request of Tubman, who hoped its sales would raise enough funds for the building of a hospital for old and disabled colored people. This second edition, Harriet, the Moses of Her People, provided little new information, but arranged the jumbled narrative of Scenes in chronological order, providing a clearer account of Tubman's life. A DOCSOUTH BOOK. This collaboration between UNC Press and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library brings classic works from the digital library of Documenting the American South back into print. DocSouth Books uses the latest digital technologies to make these works available in paperback and e-book formats. Each book contains a short summary and is otherwise unaltered from the original publication. DocSouth Books provide affordable and easily accessible editions to a new generation of scholars, students, and general readers.… (més)
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This biography of Harriet Tubman was written during her lifetime as a fundraiser, the first edition to pay off the mortgage on Harriet's home to keep it from being sold, and the second edition to finance a hospital for African Americans. Harriet Tubman's exploits as a guide on the Underground Railroad are legendary, and the author is sensitive to potential criticism from skeptics. As a result, she included only those events that she could corroborate from other testimony. I was particularly moved by Harriet's faith in God's providence. She prayed about her needs as they arose, and soon afterward she would receive exactly what was needed - no more or no less. The book suffers from poor organization and repetitiveness. Readers who can overlook these faults will be inspired by the life, faith, and legacy of this remarkable woman. ( )
  cbl_tn | Feb 12, 2013 |
Spoilers? I think I had read this before. It is old-fashioned writing, but also repetitive, and racist. I doubt there is anything here that isn't many other places as well.
  franoscar | Jun 19, 2011 |
Harriet Tubman, who escaped from servitude in Maryland in 1849, returned south nineteen times, at great risk, to lead more than 300 slaves to freedom in the northern states and in Canada. Endowed with tremendous physical courage, ingenuity and faith, she never lost a fugitive and successfully evaded her own capture. -- The Classics of Liberty ( )
  Rickmas | Dec 23, 2006 |
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In 1869, Sarah Hopkins Bradford published Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman. Though often disjointed, this account presented to the public a legendary figure of the Underground Railroad. In 1886, Bradford substantially rewrote the biography at the request of Tubman, who hoped its sales would raise enough funds for the building of a hospital for old and disabled colored people. This second edition, Harriet, the Moses of Her People, provided little new information, but arranged the jumbled narrative of Scenes in chronological order, providing a clearer account of Tubman's life. A DOCSOUTH BOOK. This collaboration between UNC Press and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library brings classic works from the digital library of Documenting the American South back into print. DocSouth Books uses the latest digital technologies to make these works available in paperback and e-book formats. Each book contains a short summary and is otherwise unaltered from the original publication. DocSouth Books provide affordable and easily accessible editions to a new generation of scholars, students, and general readers.

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