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

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

Label
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
Title variation
Harriet Tubman, portrait of an American hero
Creator
Subject
Genre
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. Drawing from a trove of new documents and sources as well as 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 West Africa's 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."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larson, Kate Clifford
Dewey number
  • 973.7/115/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
E444.T82
LC item number
L37 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tubman, Harriet
  • Underground Railroad
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Slaves
  • Antislavery movements
  • African American women
Label
Bound for the promised land : Harriet Tubman, portrait of an American hero, Kate Clifford Larson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-388) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life on the Chesapeake in black and white -- Sweet gum and prickly burrs : the changing world of the Eastern shore -- "Devilish" mistresses and harsh masters : black family life under the lash -- "Shadow of a voice in the talking leaves" : the hidden world of black communication -- "Mean to be free" : the fragile light of liberty -- All for the love of family -- Stampede of slaves -- Moses meets John Brown -- Fractured family -- It was raining blood : Harriet Tubman's Civil War -- A hero is remembered -- Myth and memory -- Mother Tubman, the black Joan of Arc
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 402 p.
Isbn
9780345456274
Lccn
2004297886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)53959428
  • 665634
  • (OCoLC)ocm53959428
  • 665634
Label
Bound for the promised land : Harriet Tubman, portrait of an American hero, Kate Clifford Larson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-388) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life on the Chesapeake in black and white -- Sweet gum and prickly burrs : the changing world of the Eastern shore -- "Devilish" mistresses and harsh masters : black family life under the lash -- "Shadow of a voice in the talking leaves" : the hidden world of black communication -- "Mean to be free" : the fragile light of liberty -- All for the love of family -- Stampede of slaves -- Moses meets John Brown -- Fractured family -- It was raining blood : Harriet Tubman's Civil War -- A hero is remembered -- Myth and memory -- Mother Tubman, the black Joan of Arc
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 402 p.
Isbn
9780345456274
Lccn
2004297886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)53959428
  • 665634
  • (OCoLC)ocm53959428
  • 665634

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