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Harriet Tubman

Author: James A. McGowan
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313348812
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This concise biography of Harriet Tubman, the African American abolitionist, explores her various roles as an Underground Railroad conductor, Civil War scout and nurse, and women's rights advocate. * Maps and detailed descriptions of the major Underground Railroad routes Tubman used in guiding fugitives to freedom * 24 primary source excerpts from newspapers, contemporary correspondence, and Tubman's military records * 13 photographs

Harriet Tubman

Author: Wil Mara
Publisher: Childrens Press
ISBN: 9780531247037
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Introduces the life and accomplishments of Harriet Tubman, who was known for leading many slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

Rosa Parks

Author: Joyce A. Hanson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313352178
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· Includes a timeline of critical people and events in Rosa Parks's life · Offers a bibliography of archival, newspaper, documentary, secondary, and internet resources

Thurgood Marshall

Author: Glenn L. Starks
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313349169
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This book provides a detailed examination of the life and legal legacy of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, including a discussion of the many legal cases in which he was involved. * A chronological timeline of the life of Thurgood Marshall * A bibliography provides useful references

Frederick Douglass

Author: C. James Trotman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313350361
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Profiles the life and accomplishments of the African American who escaped from slavery to become a prominent abolitionist leader.

Bound For The Promised Land

Author: Kate Clifford Larson
Publisher: One World
ISBN: 9780307514769
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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 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. Harriet Tubman, her life and her work, remain an inspiration to all who value freedom. Now, thanks to Larson’s breathtaking biography, we can finally appreciate Tubman as a complete human being—an American hero, yes, but also a woman who loved, suffered, and sacrificed. Bound for the Promised Land is a magnificent work of biography, history, and truth telling. From the Hardcover edition.

Diego Rivera A Biography

Author: Manuel Aguilar-Moreno
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313354073
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This revealing biography covers the life and art of painter Diego Rivera. • Citations of many fragments of primary source material • Photographs of important moments and persons in the life of Diego Rivera

Harriet Tubman

Author: Catherine Clinton
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0759509778
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Who was Harriet Tubman? To John Brown, the leader of the Harpers Ferry slave uprising, she was General Tubman. For those slaves whom she led north to freedom, she was Moses. To the slavers who hunted her down, she was a thief and a trickster. To abolitionists she was a prophet. As Catherine Clinton shows in this riveting biography, Harriet Tubman was, above all, a singular and complex woman, defeating simple categories. Illiterate but deeply religious, Harriet Tubman was raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in the 1820s, not far from where Frederick Douglass was born. As an adolescent, she incurred a severe head injury when she stepped between a lead weight thrown by an irate master and the slave it was meant for. She recovered but suffered from visions and debilitating episodes for the rest of her life. While still in her early twenties she left her family and her husband, a free black, to make the journey north alone. Yet within a year of her arrival in Philadelphia, she found herself drawn back south, first to save family members slated for the auction block, then others. Soon she became one of the most infamous enemies of slaveholders. She established herself as the first and only woman, the only black, and one of the few fugitive slaves to work as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. In the decade leading up to the Civil War, Tubman made over a dozen trips south in raids that were so brazen and so successful that a steep price was offered as a bounty on her head. When the Civil War broke out, she became the only woman to officially lead men into battle, acting as a scout and a spy while serving with the Union Army in South Carolina. Long overdue, Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom is the first major biography of this pivotal character in American history, written by an acclaimed historian of the antebellum and Civil War eras. With impeccable scholarship drawing on newly available sources and research into the daily lives of the slaves in the border states, Catherine Clinton brings Harriet Tubman to life as one of the most important and enduring figures in American history.

Franklin D Roosevelt

Author: Jeffrey W. Coker
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313323379
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Traces the life of the thirty-second president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, who led the country through the Depression and the Second World War.