The Words of Harriet Tubman
Historical Perspectives: In Their Own Words
Harriet Tubman's feats as a heroic conductor on the Underground Railroad led to her biblical nickname—Moses. She led a significant number of enslaved people to freedom and, remarkably, never lost a "passenger." Tubman's service in the Union army as a scout and spy during the Civil War is less known but further evidence of her truly extraordinary character. This captivating volume uses Tubman's own remembrances as well as other primary sources to provide a greater understanding of her life as well as the United States of the 1800s. Historical photographs, fact boxes, and sidebars add valuable information to the main text.