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Who Was Harriet Tubman? (Who Was...?)by Yona Zeld Mcdonough
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Born in Connecticut in 1811, Harriet Beecher Stowe was an abolitionist, author, and playwright. Slavery was a major industry in the American South, and Stowe worked with the Underground Railroad to help escaped slaves head north towards freedom. The publication of her book, Uncle Toms Cabin, a scathing anti-slavery novel, fanned the flames that started the Civil War. The books emotional portrayal of the impact of slavery captured the nations attention. A best-seller in its time, Uncle Toms Cabin sealed Harriet Beecher Stowes reputations as one of the most influential anti-slavery voices in US history.
Born a slave in Maryland, Harriet Tubman knew first-hand what it meant to be someone's property; she was whipped by owners and almost killed by an overseer. It was from other field hands that she first heard about the Underground Railroad which she travelled by herself north to Philadelphia. Throughout her long life (she died at the age of ninety-two) and long after the Civil War brought an end to slavery, this amazing woman was proof of what just one person can do.
Born a slave, Harriet Tubman knew what it meant to be someone's property. Learning about the Underground Railroad, she traveled alone to Philadelphia. Throughout her life and long after the slavery ended, she was proof of what just one person can do. Illustrations.
About the Author
Yona Zeldis McDonough is a longtime doll lover and collector. She is also an award-winning author who has published numerous books for children and adults. She presently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.
Table of Contents
Who was Harriet Tubman? — Life in Maryland — Looking for the North Star — Free man's wife --- Free at last — Conductor — Country at war — Moses of her people.
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