Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad

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Harper Collins, Dec 15, 1995 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 256 pages

Born a slave, Harriet Tubman dreamed of freedom. And through hard work and her willingness to risk everything-including her life-she was able to make that dream come true.But after making her escape, Harriet realized that her own freedom was not enough. So she became a conductor on the Underground Railroad, and devoted her life to helping others make the journey out of bondage. An invisible threat to plantation owners, she served as a symbol of strength and inspiration for her people. She was the legendary "Moses," delivering hundreds from the desert of slavery.With indisputable narrative skill, Ann Petry recreates the life of a woman of great strength, bravery, and unshakeable moral fiber.

 

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I did not have enough time to read this whole book. But I did read enough to know that it was a really sad book. there was a part in the story where it said that harriet would have to get sent a way ... Read full review

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"Go free or die" was what Harriet Tubman told reluctant runaway slaves. Short, strong, and brave "Moses," as she was called led over 300 people out of Maryland into Delaware and then on to ... Read full review

Contents

THE QUARTER
1
THE FIRST YEARS
12
J SIX YEARS OLD
21
HIRED OUT
30
f FLIGHT
39
THE UNDERGROUND ROAD
49
7 SHUCK THIS CORN
59
t MINTA BECOMES HARRIET
71
Il THE RAILROAD RUNS TO CANADA
131
ls GO ON OR DIE
139
it BE READY TO STEP ON BOARD
149
7 MOSES ARRIVES WITH SIX PASSENGERS 57
157
it A WAGON LOAD OF BRICKS
170
19 THE OLD FOLKS GO NORTH
184
THE LECTURE PLATFORM 101
201
WITH THE UNION ARMY
223

9 THE PATCHWORK QUILT
79
to A GLORY OVER EVERYTHING
116
3 THE LEGEND OF MOSES
123
THE LAST YEARS 119
229
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Ann Petry is also the author of Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad, a 1955 ALA Notable Childrens Book and a 1955 New York Times Book Review Outstanding Book. She lives in Old Saybrook, CT.

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