Bound for the promised land : Harriet Tubman, portrait of an American hero
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Edition
One World trade paperback edition.
ISBN
9780345456281, 0345456289
Status
State Library of Massachusetts - Stacks
E444.T82 L37 2005
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Book
Edition
One World trade paperback edition.
Physical Desc
xxi, 402 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780345456281, 0345456289

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Harriet Tubman is one of the giants of American history--a fearless visionary who led scores of her fellow slaves to freedom and battled courageously behind enemy lines during the Civil War. And yet in the nine decades since her death, next to nothing has been written about this extraordinary woman aside from juvenile biographies. The truth about Harriet Tubman has become lost inside a legend woven of racial and gender stereotypes. Now at last, in this long-overdue biography, historian Kate Clifford Larson gives Harriet Tubman the powerful, intimate, meticulously detailed life she deserves. Drawing from a trove of new documents and sources as well as extensive genealogical research, Larson reveals Tubman as a complex woman--brilliant, shrewd, deeply religious, and passionate in her pursuit of freedom. The descendant of the vibrant, matrilineal Asanti people of the West African Gold Coast, Tubman was born into slavery on the Eastern Shore of Maryland but refused to spend her life in bondage. While still a young woman she embarked on a perilous journey of self-liberation--and then, having won her own freedom, she returned again and again to liberate family and friends, tapping into the Underground Railroad. Yet despite her success, her celebrity, her close ties with Northern politicians and abolitionists, Tubman suffered crushing physical pain and emotional setbacks. Stripping away myths and misconceptions, Larson presents stunning new details about Tubman's accomplishments, personal life, and influence, including her relationship with Frederick Douglass, her involvement with John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, and revelations about a young woman who may have been Tubman's daughter. Here too are Tubman's twilight years after the war, when she worked for women's rights and in support of her fellow blacks, and when racist politicians and suffragists marginalized her contribution."--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Larson, K. C. (2005). Bound for the promised land: Harriet Tubman, portrait of an American hero (One World trade paperback edition.). One World, an imprint of Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Larson, Kate Clifford. 2005. Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero. One World, an imprint of Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Larson, Kate Clifford. Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero One World, an imprint of Random House, 2005.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Larson, Kate Clifford. Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero One World trade paperback edition., One World, an imprint of Random House, 2005.

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