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Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman: Portrait of an by Kate Clifford Larson

By Kate Clifford Larson

Harriet Tubman is among the giants of yankee history—a fearless visionary who led ratings of her fellow slaves to freedom and battled courageously at the back of enemy strains through the Civil struggle. And but within the 9 a long time due to the fact her loss of life, subsequent to not anything has been written approximately this awesome lady apart from juvenile biographies. the reality approximately Harriet Tubman has develop into misplaced within a legend woven of racial and gender stereotypes. Now finally, during this long-overdue biography, historian Kate Clifford Larson offers Harriet Tubman the robust, intimate, meticulously special existence she deserves.

Drawing from a trove of recent records and resources besides large genealogical learn, Larson unearths Tubman as a fancy woman— very good, intelligent, deeply spiritual, and passionate in her pursuit of freedom. The descendant of the colourful, matrilineal Asanti humans of the West African Gold Coast, Tubman was once born into slavery at the japanese Shore of Maryland yet refused to spend her existence in bondage. whereas nonetheless a tender girl she launched into a dangerous trip of self-liberation—and then, having gained her personal freedom, she again many times to free up friends and family, tapping into the Underground Railroad.

Yet regardless of her luck, her big name, her shut ties with Northern politicians and abolitionists, Tubman suffered crushing actual ache and emotional setbacks. Stripping away myths and misconceptions, Larson provides attractive new information about Tubman’s accomplishments, own lifestyles, and impression, together with her dating with Frederick Douglass, her involvement with John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry, and revelations a couple of younger girl who could have been Tubman’s daughter. the following too are Tubman’s twilight years after the warfare, whilst she labored for women’s rights and in help of her fellow blacks, and while racist politicians and suffragists marginalized her contribution.

Harriet Tubman, her existence and her paintings, stay an notion to all who price freedom. Now, due to Larson’s breathtaking biography, we will eventually savour Tubman as an entire human being—an American hero, certain, but in addition a lady who enjoyed, suffered, and sacrificed. Bound for the Promised Land is a powerful paintings of biography, background, and fact telling.

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