Harriet Tubman and the Fight for Freedom A Brief History with Documents

ISBN-10: 0312464517

ISBN-13: 9780312464516

Edition: 2013

Authors: Lois E. Horton

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Harriet Tubman is a legendary figure in the history of American slavery and the Underground Railroad. In the introduction to this compelling volume, Lois Horton reveals the woman behind the legend and addresses the ways in which Tubman's mythic status emerged in her own lifetime and beyond. Going beyond mere biography, Horton weaves through Tubman's story the larger history of slavery, the antislavery movement, the Underground Railroad, the increasing sectionalism of the pre-Civil War era, as well as the war and post-war Reconstruction. A rich collection of accompanying documents — including the Fugitive Slave Acts, letters, newspaper articles, advertisements and tributes to Tubman — shed light on Tubman's relationships with key abolitionist figures such as Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison; her role in the women's rights movement; and her efforts on behalf of fugitive slaves and freed blacks through the Civil War and beyond. A chronology of Tubman's life, along with questions for consideration and a selected bibliography, enhance this important volume.
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List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 2/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Lois E. Horton is a professor of sociology and American studies at George Mason University.

List of Map and Illustrations
Introduction: An Uncommon Woman and Her Times
Myth and Reality
Slavery in Maryland
The Multiracial Underground Railroad and Antislavery Movement
Radical Antislavery
Resistance to the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850
The Moses of Her People
Growing Sectional Tensions and Greater Militancy
Tubman and the Antislavery Network
John Brown's War
The Divisive Politics of 1860 and a Perilous Rescue
Fighting the War to End Slavery
Tubman's Postwar Life
Tubman's Life into the Twentieth Century
Harriet Tubman in History and Memory
The Documents
U.S. Constitution, Provision regarding Fugitive Slaves, 1787
Fugitive Slave Law, 1793
Fugitive Slave Law, 1850
Austin Bearse, Reminiscences of Fugitive-Slave Law Days in Boston, 1818-1830
Solomon Northup, Kidnapped into Slavery, 1853
Eliza Ann Brodess, Runaway Advertisement, 1849
Liberator, Slave-Hunters in Boston, November 1, 1850
Thomas Garrett, Sending Underground Railroad Passengers to Philadelphia, 1854
William Still, Moses Arrives with Six Passengers, 1872
Boston Vigilance Committee, Fugitive Slaves Aided by the Vigilance Committee since the Passage of the Fugitive Slave Bill 1850,1850-1858
John Brown, Letter to John Brown Jr., April 8,1858
Liberator, Tubman Addresses Fourth of July Meeting, July 8, 1859
Lewis Hayden, Letter, to John Brown, September 16, 1859
Douglass' Monthly, Charles Nalle Rescue, June 1860
William Wells Brown, Emancipation Eve, December 31, 1862
Commonwealth, Account of Combahee River Raid, July 10, 1863
Commonwealth, Solicitation of Aid for Harriet Tubman, August 12, 1864
Freedmen's Record, Moses, March 1865
Thomas Garrett, Memories of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, June 1868
Frederick Douglass and Wendell Phillips, Testimonials, June and August 1868
William Wells Brown, Moses, 1874
Sarah H. Bradford, Harriet Tubman Biographies, 1869 and 1886
Harriet Tubman Davis, Affidavit, May 28,1892
Harriet Tubman Davis, Affidavit, November 10, 1894
Wilbur H. Siebert, Letter to Earl Conrad, September 4, 1940
U.S. Senate, Committee on Pensions Report, 1899
Syracuse Herald, To End Days in Home She Founded, June 4, 1911
New York Times, Harriet Tubman Davis Obituary, March 14, 1913
Auburn Citizen, Harriet Tubman Memorialized, June 11, 1914
A Chronology of the Life and Times of Harriet Tubman (1822-1913)
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography
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