From the award-winning novelist and biographer Beverly Lowry comes an astonishing re-imagining of the remarkable life of Harriet Tubman, the “Moses of Her People.”
Tubman was an escaped slave, lumberjack, laundress, raid leader, nurse, fund-raiser, cook, intelligence gatherer, Underground Railroad organizer, and abolitionist. In Harriet Tubman, Lowry creates a portrait enriched with lively imagined vignettes that transform the legendary icon into flesh and blood. We travel with Tubman on slave-freeing raids in the heart of the Confederacy, along the treacherous route of the Underground Railroad, and onto the battlefields of the Civil War. Integrating extensive research and interviews with scholars and historians into a rich and mesmerizing chronicle, Lowry brings an American hero to life as never before.
Baker & Taylor
An evocative new portrait of Harriet Tubman re-creates the life of the African-American heroine in a series of lively vignettes that capture her birth and early life, the harsh treatment she endured growing up, her escape from slavery, her work with the Underground Railroad, and her extraordinary service on the battlefields of the Civil War. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Examines the accomplishments of the ex-slave, who, after escaping from the South, risked her own life and freedom to save hundreds of others through the Underground Railroad and became an outspoken advocate for the abolition of slavery.
imagining a life
Dorchester : birth
At Polish Mills : a shower of fire
The weight : at the Bucktown Crossroads
Sold and carried away : the slave-holder's choice
Over the line
With John Brown : dreams, metaphor
Beaufort, South Carolina
The proclamation, the raid
Auburn, last days
March 13, 1913
E444.T82 L68 2008
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