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Harriet Tubman by Sarah Bradford

Harriet Tubman

by Sarah Bradford

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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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Inspiring story of bravery, perseverance, and self-sacrifice recalls the courageous life of one of the most well-known "conductors" on the Underground Railroad. This memorable biography recalls the former slave's grim childhood, her perilous experiences leading slaves into Canada, her efforts as a nurse, cook, and scout for the Union Army, and more.

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