Heroes of History: Harriet Tubman: Freedombound

Heroes of History: Harriet Tubman: Freedombound

by Janet Benge, Geoff Benge


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Even death threats and the Civil War could not stop this daring runaway slave from conducting hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad (1820�1913).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781883002909
Publisher: Emerald Books
Publication date: 07/28/2002
Series: Heroes of History Series
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.15(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

Table of Contents

1."You Ain't Goin' Back"11
2."Big Changes a Comin' for You"15
3.One of the Lucky Ones27
4.Not Worth Sixpence41
5.He Would Never Ever Own Her Soul53
6."We've Got to Go North!"65
7.Guided by the North Star79
8.Time to Conduct Her Passengers95
10.One More Soul Got Safe119
11.Free at Last131
12.The Battle of Troy143
13."This Is the First Day We Have Ever Had a Country"155
14.The Best Man for the Job169
15.Finally Headed Home183

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Heroes of History: Harriet Tubman: Freedombound 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DSlongwhite on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Janet Benge is an AWA workshop leader whom I met a couple of weeks ago and she gave me this book. Just in time - I had surgery the next day and since this is written on the fifth grade level, I could read it with comprehension when I was healing.I loved the book and had no idea of how Harriet spent her whole life (over 90 years) working for the freedom of the African-Americans in bondage.After escaping from a plantation in Maryland, she returned many, many times to lead other slaves to freedom. I also did not know of the many laws that were passed in the US, even after emancipation, that made it difficult for African-Americans to own land. Even after they made it to free states, there were slave bounty hunters who would seek them out and bring them back to the south. Many went to Canada to gain true freedom.