The Resource Bound for the promised land : Harriet Tubman, portrait of an American hero, Kate Clifford Larson, (electronic resource)

Bound for the promised land : Harriet Tubman, portrait of an American hero, Kate Clifford Larson, (electronic resource)

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Bound for the promised land : Harriet Tubman, portrait of an American hero
Title
Bound for the promised land
Title remainder
Harriet Tubman, portrait of an American hero
Statement of responsibility
Kate Clifford Larson
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Larson, Kate Clifford
Dewey number
  • 973.7/115092
  • [B]
Index
no index present
LC call number
E444.T82
LC item number
L37 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tubman, Harriet
  • Tubman, Harriet
  • Underground Railroad
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Slaves
  • Antislavery movements
  • African American women
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • African American women
  • Antislavery movements
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Slaves
  • Underground Railroad
  • Abolitionisme
  • United States
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Bound for the promised land : Harriet Tubman, portrait of an American hero, Kate Clifford Larson, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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ocn430496116
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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online
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9780307514769
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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EB00161810
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23EDC3FE-2859-4F0B-892C-7367AD389FCB
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(OCoLC)430496116
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Bound for the promised land : Harriet Tubman, portrait of an American hero, Kate Clifford Larson, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn430496116
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307514769
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00161810
Specific material designation
remote
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23EDC3FE-2859-4F0B-892C-7367AD389FCB
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(OCoLC)430496116

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