Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman: Portrait of an - download pdf or read online

By Kate Clifford Larson

ISBN-10: 0345456270

ISBN-13: 9780345456274

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ISBN-13: 9780345456281

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Harriet Tubman is among the giants of yank history—a fearless visionary who led ratings of her fellow slaves to freedom and battled courageously at the back of enemy traces in the course of the Civil struggle. And but within the 9 many years for the reason that her demise, subsequent to not anything has been written approximately this striking lady apart from juvenile biographies. the reality approximately Harriet Tubman has develop into misplaced inside of a legend woven of racial and gender stereotypes. Now eventually, during this long-overdue biography, historian Kate Clifford Larson provides Harriet Tubman the strong, intimate, meticulously targeted existence she deserves.

Drawing from a trove of latest files and assets to boot vast genealogical examine, Larson finds Tubman as a fancy lady— fabulous, clever, deeply non secular, and passionate in her pursuit of freedom. The descendant of the colourful, matrilineal Asanti humans of the West African Gold Coast, Tubman used to be born into slavery at the japanese Shore of Maryland yet refused to spend her existence in bondage. whereas nonetheless a tender girl she launched into a deadly trip of self-liberation—and then, having gained her personal freedom, she again time and again to free up friends and family, tapping into the Underground Railroad.

Yet regardless of her luck, her big name, her shut ties with Northern politicians and abolitionists, Tubman suffered crushing actual discomfort and emotional setbacks. Stripping away myths and misconceptions, Larson offers gorgeous new information about Tubman’s accomplishments, own lifestyles, and impact, together with her courting with Frederick Douglass, her involvement with John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry, and revelations a few younger lady who could have been Tubman’s daughter. the following too are Tubman’s twilight years after the warfare, whilst she labored for women’s rights and in aid of her fellow blacks, and whilst racist politicians and suffragists marginalized her contribution.

Harriet Tubman, her existence and her paintings, stay an proposal to all who worth freedom. Now, because of Larson’s breathtaking biography, we will be able to eventually savor Tubman as a whole human being—an American hero, certain, but in addition a lady who enjoyed, suffered, and sacrificed. Bound for the Promised Land is an impressive paintings of biography, background, and fact telling.

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