Item description for Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People by Sarah Bradford...
Overview Harriet Tubman: the Moses of Her People, was originally published in 1886. It is a classic biography of one of America's most important women. The book was based on a collection of essays, Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman, compiled by Sarah Bradford, which was published in 1869. Harriet Tubman was a former slave who led a heroic struggle for her people in the Civil War. An American Joan of Arc, she was more successful than any other person of her time in liberating African-Americans from slavery. Both books were privately funded by Sarah Bradford. Profits went to Harriet Tubman who, in turn, housed and cared for indigents until her death in 1913.
Publishers Description One of America ao a s most important women, Harriet Tubman was a former slave who led a heroic struggle more bravely and more successfully than any other to liberate African-Americans from slavery."
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Studio: Applewood Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.99" Width: 6.13" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1993
Publisher Applewood Books
ISBN 1557092176 ISBN13 9781557092175
Availability 0 units.
More About Sarah Bradford
Sarah Bradford is a historian and biographer. Her previous books include Cesare Borgia, Disraeli, Princess Grace, George VI, Splendours and Miseries: A Life of Sacheverell Sitwell, Elizabeth:: A Biography of Her Majesty the Queen, America s Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Lucrezia Borgia."
Sarah Bradford currently resides in London. Sarah Bradford was born in 1938.
Reviews - What do customers think about Harriet Tubman?
An American Hero- Exaggerated Jan 26, 2007
In 1868 after the war Harriet Tubman was induced to dictate her autobiography. In the various editions the story changed, becoming more militant over the years. She also needed the funds from the sale of the book. Tubman was and is a great American hero. That can not be denied. But with the exception of a few newspaper articles, a few letters and this book, much of what we know about her has been passed from one author to another, each changing or embellishing the story as she or he saw fit. Unfortunately there are some exaggerations, and or glaring mistakes in this book. Being that she was illiterate it could be that the story was just told wrong. I would hope so.
The Combahee River Raid during the American Civil War is a good example of the problems with her story. While the raid did take place historians to this day have no documented proof of exactly what her role was and how extensive her involvement in the planning. Unfortunately the reports by the Union commanders are missing. In addition certain parts of the narrative, which are presented as fact, simply didn't happen. The raid never came within five miles by water of the railroad. Only private buildings, farms, plantations, mills were burnt or destroyed. No governmental supply depots were even in the area. Unfortunately this brings into question of what really did happen. What we do know is she was on the raid, she had a major role in the raid. Most importantly over 750 slaves were freed. Many of these freed slaves eventually did serve in the Union cause. A good story, but don't take all of the facts for fact before you really do your homework.
The moses of her people Mar 7, 2005
The book made me realize that enyone can do anything they wish. I wish it would have gone a little deeper into the life of harriet tubman, however I thought it was still a good book.
God Bless Mrs. Tubman Feb 17, 2003
A very informative book. Prior to reading this book, I had assumed Mrs. Tubman took her people to the North, the land of "Freedom". I was wrong, Mrs. Tubman had to take her people all the way to Canada, to be free. In the North, with the passage of the fugitive slave act, Harriett Tubman knew her people would/and could be 'captured' by Northern slave catches, ( who frequently captured free African-Americans as well) and sold them back into slavery) Traveling at night, hiding in the swamps, carring laudnum to keep the crying babies from crying and giving them away, and a pistol for safety, and risking her very life should she be captured.
I regret there was never more recorded history on Harriett Tubman. Her bravery, and heroism are awe inspiring. She risked her life 19 times, to save her people, and bring them to Canada, for Canada was the end of the Undergound Railroad.
Mrs. Tubman serves as a true American Hero, that went far beyond and above, what the vast majority of us would do.
I take my hat off to you, Mrs Tubman. God Bless you.
A Black Woman who left her mark on history. Aug 4, 2002
Harriet Tubman was born to a free man and a slave woman. Her life was hard and she abhorred slavery for her people. She sustained a head injury while helping an escaping slave. Her free Black husband was not supportive of her activities. Learning she was to be sold, Harriet planned an escape, however her brothers made her return. She finally did escape, using the underground railroad. Harriet was a family woman, and could not rest until she helped her sister and brother escape. The Blacks truly considered her their female version of the Biblical Moses.
Great... Feb 20, 2001
I thought that this book was great. I enjoyed that it was written by someone in Harriet's time, except that some of the terminolgy is confusing. If you read this book, you will learn a lot about Harriet, and her adventures, but remember the dictionary!