Harriet Tubman: Freedom Seeker, Freedom Leader

Paperback | January 28, 2012

byRosemary Sadlier

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2013 Information Book Awards - Long-listed

Harriet Tubman encouraged enslaved Africans to make the break for freedom and reinforced the potential of black freedom and independence.

Born in the United States and enslaved as a child, Harriet Tubman (circa 1820-1913) is one of the best-known figures connected to the Underground Railroad. Through her knowledge and outdoor survival skills, honed through her unpaid labour in the fields and through the later connections she made in the abolitionist community, Tubman was well poised to command her followers. By her discipline and example, she never lost a "passenger."

Tubman's exploits helped to empower those opposed to slavery and enrage those who supported it. Her success encouraged enslaved Africans to make the brave break for freedom and reinforced the belief held by abolitionists in the potential of black freedom and independence. Referred to as "General Tubman" due to her contributions to the Underground Railroad and to the Union Army, Tubman's numerous rescue missions ending in Canada helped to build the interest in escape and reinforce the position of Canada as the final stop on the journey to freedom.

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2013 Information Book Awards - Long-listed Harriet Tubman encouraged enslaved Africans to make the break for freedom and reinforced the potential of black freedom and independence. Born in the United States and enslaved as a child, Harriet Tubman (circa 1820-1913) is one of the best-known figures connected to the Underground Railroad...

Rosemary Sadlier is the president of the Ontario Black History Society. The OBHS is responsible for initiating observances of Black History Month and the celebration of August 1 as Emancipation Day. She is the author of four books on African-Canadian history and consultant/co-author of a fifth. The recipient of numerous awards, includi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:January 28, 2012Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:145970150X

ISBN - 13:9781459701502

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Table of Contents

Prologue/Preface
Chapter 1 Introduction to North American Enslavement and Escape
Chapter 2 Harriet Tubman’s Beginnings (family, ‘jobs’, other experiences)
Chapter 3 Wedded Bliss (the enslaved women’s experiences) 
Chapter 4 Unearthing the Truth
Chapter 5 Freedom Seeking
Chapter 6 Leading Others to Freedom 
Chapter 7 Life in Canada
Chapter 8 The Civil War
Chapter 9 Successful Activism
Chapter 10 The Legacy Grows
Epilogue
North America Slavery Timeline? Impact of the Underground Railroad?
Bibliography
Acknowledgements
About the Author
Illustration Credits
Index

Editorial Reviews

"Rosemary Sadlier writes quite eloquently. The book is written in a non-fiction style, but the reader will feel as though they are immersed in a captivating novel." - Resource Links