The Combahee River Raid

Author: Jeff W. Grigg
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625850042
File Size: 50,48 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 5405
Download

The little-known story of the South Carolina military raid—led by a Union colonel aided by Harriet Tubman—that freed hundreds of slaves. In 1863, the Union was unable to adequately fill its black regiments. In an attempt to remedy that, Colonel James Montgomery led a raid up the Combahee River on June 2 to gather recruits and punish the plantations. Aiding him was an expert at freeing slaves—famed abolitionist Harriet Tubman. The remarkable effort successfully rescued about 750 enslaved men, women, and children. Only one soldier was killed in the action, which marked a strategy shift in the war that took the fight to civilians. This book details the fascinating true story that became a legend.

Harriet Tubman

Author: Nick Healy
Editor: Capstone
ISBN: 9780736837439
File Size: 65,18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 6490
Download

Provides an introduction to the life and biography of Harriet Tubman, a woman who spoke out against slavery in the United States and saved hundreds of African Americans by leading them north on the Underground Railroad.

Dk Life Stories Harriet Tubman

Author: Kitson Jazynka
Editor: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241430682
File Size: 48,32 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 7433
Download

Discover the inspiring story of Harriet Tubman, a fearless activist and abolitionist who helped guide many slaves to freedom, in this fascinating kids' biography. Born into slavery in the 1820s, Harriet Tubman would later run away and later help scores of other African American slaves escape to freedom in the North using the "Underground Railroad". A nurse, scout, and advisor during the American Civil War, Harriet co-led the Combahee River Raid, in which 700 slaves were liberated. After the war, Harriet became involved in women's suffrage, or the right to vote, and opened a retirement home for sick and elderly African Americans. In this biography book for 8-11 year olds, learn all about Harriet Tubman's fascinating life, the hardships she endured, the people she helped and rescued, the battles she fought, and how this American icon of strength continues to inspire so many people today. This new biography series from DK goes beyond the basic facts to tell the true life stories of history's most interesting and inspiring people. Full-colour photographs and hand-drawn illustrations complement age-appropriate, narrative text to create an engaging book children will enjoy reading. Definition boxes, information sidebars, maps, inspiring quotes, and other nonfiction text features add depth, and a handy reference section at the back makes this the one biography series everyone will want to collect.

Yankees And Rebels

Author: Steven Otfinoski
Editor: Capstone
ISBN: 1491420081
File Size: 77,28 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 1609
Download

"Powerful leaders emerged during the victories and defeats of the Civil War. Meet the people who planned the battles, led the attacks, and shaped the war between the Yankees and the Rebels. Perfect for Common Core studies on analyzing multiple accounts of an event"--

1820 Births

Author: Kimiko Meyers
Editor:
ISBN: 9781477436547
File Size: 38,79 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 1869
Download

What's so special about Harriet Tubman?In this new, compelling book from author Kimiko Meyers, find out more about Harriet Tubman ...Harriet Tubman was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. After escaping from slavery, into which she was born, she made thirteen missions to rescue more than 70 slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era struggled for women's suffrage.As a child in Dorchester County, Maryland, Tubman was beaten by masters to whom she was hired out. Early in her life, she suffered a head wound when hit by a heavy metal weight. The injury caused disabling seizures, narcoleptic attacks, headaches, and powerful visionary and dream activity, which occurred throughout her life. A devout Christian, Tubman ascribed the visions and vivid dreams to revelations from God.In 1849, Tubman escaped to Philadelphia, then immediately returned to Maryland to rescue her family. Slowly, one group at a time, she brought relatives out of the state, and eventually guided dozens of other slaves to freedom. Traveling by night, Tubman "never lost a passenger". Large rewards were offered for the return of many of the fugitive slaves, but no one then knew that Tubman was the one helping them. When the Southern-dominated Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, requiring law officials in free states to aid efforts to recapture slaves, she helped guide fugitives farther north into Canada, where slavery was prohibited.When the American Civil War began, Tubman worked for the Union Army, first as a cook and nurse, and then as an armed scout and spy. The first woman to lead an armed expedition in the war, she guided the Combahee River Raid, which liberated more than 700 slaves in South Carolina. After the war, she retired to the family home in Auburn, New York, where she cared for her aging parents. She became active in the women's suffrage movement in New York until illness overtook her. Near the end of her life, she lived in a home for elderly African Americans that she had helped found years earlier.So, what seperates this book from the rest?A comprehensive narrative of Harriet Tubman, this book gives a full understanding of the subject.A brief guide of subject areas covered in "1820 Births - Harriet Tubman" include -- Harriet Tubman- John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry- Slavery in the United States- Slavery in CanadaFind out more of this subject, it's intricacies and it's nuances. Discover more about it's importance. Develop a level of understanding required to comprehend this fascinating concept.Author Kimiko Meyers has worked hard researching and compiling this fundamental work, and is proud to bring you "1820 Births - Harriet Tubman" ...Read this book today ...

Harriet Tubman

Author: Kitson Jazynka
Editor:
ISBN: 9781465496294
File Size: 54,68 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 3614
Download

"Born into slavery in c.1820, Harriet Tubman would later run away and help scores of other African American slaves escape to freedom in the North using the 'Underground Railroad.' A nurse, scout, and advisor during the American Civil War, Harriet co-led the Combahee River Raid, in which 700 slaves were liberated. After the war, Harriet became involved in women's suffrage, or the right to vote, and opened a retirement home for sick and elderly African Americans. ...Learn all about Harriet Tubman's fascinating life, the hardships she endured, her visions, the people she helped and rescued, the battles she fought, and how this American icon of justice and strength continues to inspire so many people today."--Amazon.com

Harriet Tubman

Author: Sarah H. Bradford
Editor:
ISBN: 9781684220496
File Size: 56,82 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 1539
Download

2016 Reprint of Second Edition of 1886. Originally entitled "Harriet: The Moses of Her People," this is contemporary biography of Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made more than nineteen missions to rescue more than 300 slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era struggled for women's suffrage. As a child in Dorchester County, Maryland, Tubman was beaten by masters to whom she was hired out. Early in her life, she suffered a severe head wound when hit by a heavy metal weight. The injury caused disabling seizures, narcoleptic attacks, headaches, and powerful visionary and dream experiences, which occurred throughout her life. A devout Christian, Tubman ascribed the visions and vivid dreams to revelations from God. In 1849, Tubman escaped to Philadelphia, then immediately returned to Maryland to rescue her family. Slowly, one group at a time, she brought relatives out of the state, and eventually guided dozens of other slaves to freedom. Traveling by night, Tubman (or "Moses," as she was called) "never lost a passenger." Large rewards were offered for the return of many of the fugitive slaves, but no one then knew that Tubman was the one helping them. When the Southern-dominated Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, requiring law officials in free states to aid efforts to recapture slaves, she helped guide fugitives farther north into Canada, where slavery had been abolished in 1834. When the American Civil War began, Tubman worked for the Union Army, first as a cook and nurse, and then as an armed scout and spy. The first woman to lead an armed expedition in the war, she guided the Combahee River Raid, which liberated more than 700 slaves in South Carolina. After the war, she retired to the family home in Auburn, New York, where she cared for her aging parents. She became active in the women's suffrage movement in New York until illness overtook her. Near the end of her life, she lived in a home for elderly African Americans that she had helped found years earlier.

Dk Life Stories Harriet Tubman Reissue

Author:
Editor:
ISBN: 9780241538340
File Size: 38,38 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 2338
Download

Discover the inspiring story of Harriet Tubman, a fearless activist and abolitionist who helped guide many slaves to freedom, in this fascinating kids' biography. Born into slavery in the 1820s, Harriet Tubman would later run away and later help scores of other African American slaves escape to freedom in the North using the "Underground Railroad". A nurse, scout, and advisor during the American Civil War, Harriet co-led the Combahee River Raid, in which 700 slaves were liberated. After the war, Harriet became involved in women's suffrage, or the right to vote, and opened a retirement home for sick and elderly African Americans. In this biography book for 8-11 year olds, learn all about Harriet Tubman's fascinating life, the hardships she endured, the people she helped and rescued, the battles she fought, and how this American icon of strength continues to inspire so many people today. This new biography series from DK goes beyond the basic facts to tell the true life stories of history's most interesting and inspiring people. Full-colour photographs and hand-drawn illustrations complement age-appropriate, narrative text to create an engaging book children will enjoy reading. Definition boxes, information sidebars, maps, inspiring quotes, and other nonfiction text features add depth, and a handy reference section at the back makes this the one biography series everyone will want to collect.

Harriet Tubman

Author: Kristen T. Oertel
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135948976
File Size: 80,24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 1777
Download

Escaped slave, Civil War spy, scout, and nurse, and champion of women's suffrage, Harriet Tubman is an icon of heroism. Perhaps most famous for leading enslaved people to freedom through the Underground Railroad, Tubman was dubbed "Moses" by followers. But abolition and the close of the Civil War were far from the end of her remarkable career. Tubman continued to fight for black civil rights, and campaign fiercely for women’s suffrage, throughout her life. In this vivid, concise narrative supplemented by primary documents, Kristen T. Oertel introduces readers to Tubman’s extraordinary life, from the trauma of her childhood slavery to her civil rights activism in the late nineteenth century, and in the process reveals a nation’s struggle over its most central injustices.

Harriet Tubman Secret Agent

Author: Thomas B. Allen
Editor:
ISBN: 9780545156639
File Size: 16,70 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 4445
Download

As he did in his highly acclaimed George Washington, Spymaster, author Thomas B. Allen digs back through historical records to present a famous historical figure in a new light. Readers discover that Harriet Tubman--well-known to them as an ex-slave who led hundreds of her people to freedom along the Underground Railroad--was also a spy for the Union Army. More specifically she worked behind Confederate lines in South Carolina getting information about troop movement and Rebel fortifications from slaves that she was leading to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

Harriet Tubman S Revenge And A New Birth Of Freedom

Author: Phillip Thomas Tucker
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9780359987412
File Size: 57,98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 8160
Download

Famed freedom fighter and former leader of the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman truly came of age and reached her zenith during the Civil War years. And Tubman's peak during the Civil War years came when she set the stage and guided the bold Union raid up the Combahee River on June 2, 1863. This is the dramatic story of this courageous and remarkable woman who played a key role in one of the most audacious raids of the Civil War.

Darien

Author: Spencer Bidwell King
Editor: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 9780865540033
File Size: 80,59 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 9818
Download

"The fire which utterly consumed the town of Darien on that fateful day in June, 1863 was a tangible expression of the uncontrolled hatred which enveloped the entire nation. The fire burned almost all of the homes and public buildings of Darien, including the school and church houses. The fire sparked a responsive hatred that burned in the hearts of the people of Darien long after the ashes of their town had grown cold. This is the story of how that hatred began, how it manifested itself in the destruction of Darien, and how destructive passion finally cooled so that rebuilding could begin." --Book jacket.

South Carolina S Civil War

Author: W. Scott Poole
Editor: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 9780865549685
File Size: 70,88 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 6564
Download

W. Scott Poole teaches South Carolina history at the College of Charleston.

African American Heroes Of The Civil War

Author: Mike Walbridge
Editor: Walch Publishing
ISBN: 9780825141454
File Size: 57,35 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 1758
Download

Yes, you're familiar with Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. But what about William Carney, Charlotte Forten, Francis Dumas, and 15 other African-Americans who played key roles during the War Between the States? African-American Heroes of the Civil War brings to light the stories and contributions of 20 individuals who made a difference during America's bloodiest conflict. Six in-depth biographies cover: Andre Cailloux William Carney Robert Smalls Frederick Douglass Harriet Tubman Charlotte Forten Fourteen additional mini-biographies capture the stories of other African-Americans who fought or worked for victory during the war. Extensive teacher materials include worksheets for building comprehension skills, suggestions for a culminating assessment project, and more. Photos, puzzles, and graphics throughout the text make African-American Heroes of the Civil War a complete compendium of this often overlooked facet of American history. A perfect supplement to history, ELA, and even life skills classes. See other Heroes of the Civil War titles

Reimagining Historically Black Colleges And Universities

Author: Gary B. Crosby
Editor: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1800436661
File Size: 30,51 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 2586
Download

A relevant and practical book for the Nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) leadership and administrators, HBCU faculty leaders and researchers that want to uncover the ways and means for cultivating success within the HBCUs longitudinally.

History Happened Here

Author: Brian Scott
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1329919602
File Size: 75,16 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 4841
Download


Harriet Tubman A Life In American History

Author: Kerry Walters
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440855692
File Size: 31,65 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 5388
Download

Harriet Tubman: A Life in American History is an indispensable resource for high school and college students about the life and times of anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman, who exemplifies how slaves took the initiative to free themselves and others. Harriet Tubman served a pivotal role in leading slaves to freedom in the decade before the Civil War. This biography offers a demythologized chronicle of her life and work with information about her life as a slave, role as conductor on the Underground Railroad, work as a military scout during the Civil War, and postwar activism for blacks and women. The book provides valuable context that situates Harriet Tubman against the backdrop of the slavery debate in antebellum America, and the hardships endured by ex-slaves in postbellum America. As such, the timeframe covers nearly a full century, from the first quarter of the 19th to the first quarter of the 20th. In addition to ten biographical chapters and a short timeline, Harriet Tubman includes an interpretive essay reflecting on her importance in American history. The volume also includes an appendix of primary documents about Tubman's life and work, a bibliography, and a number of sidebars and short commentaries embedded in the text, inviting readers to explore connections between Tubman's life and political, intellectual, and social culture. Provides readers with a comprehensive but readable account of Tubman's life Provides readers with an overview of American abolitionism and the Underground Railroad Explores the pivotal role of religious faith in Tubman's activism Suggests several comparisons between Tubman's activism and current struggles for social justice

The Civil Rights Movement

Author: John A. Kirk
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118737164
File Size: 69,63 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 1825
Download

A new civil rights reader that integrates the primary source approach with the latest historiographical trends Designed for use in a wide range of curricula, The Civil Rights Movement: A Documentary Reader presents an in-depth exploration of the multiple facets and layers of the movement, providing a wide range of primary sources, commentary, and perspectives. Focusing on documents, this volume offers students concise yet comprehensive analysis of the civil rights movement by covering both well-known and relatively unfamiliar texts. Through these, students will develop a sophisticated, nuanced understanding of the origins of the movement, its pivotal years during the 1950s and 1960s, and its legacy that extends to the present day. Part of the Uncovering the Past series on American history, this documentary reader enables students to critically engage with primary sources that highlight the important themes, issues, and figures of the movement. The text offers a unique dual approach to the subject, addressing the opinions and actions of the federal government and national civil rights organizations, as well as the views and struggles of civil rights activists at the local level. An engaging and thought-provoking introduction to the subject, this volume: Explores the civil rights movement and the African American experience within their wider political, economic, legal, social, and cultural contexts Renews and expands the primary source approach to the civil rights movement Incorporates the latest historiographical trends including the "long" civil rights movement and intersectional issues Offers authoritative commentary which places the material in appropriate context Presents clear, accessible writing and a coherent chronological framework Written by one of the leading experts in the field, The Civil Rights Movement: A Documentary Reader is an ideal resource for courses on the subject, as well as classes on race and ethnicity, the 1960s, African American history, the Black Power and economic justice movements, and many other related areas of study.

Rad American History A Z

Author: Kate Schatz
Editor: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1984856847
File Size: 15,54 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 3634
Download

From the New York Times bestselling team behind Rad American Women A-Z comes an illustrated collection of radical and transformative political, social, and cultural movements in American history. “An engaging, fascinating, and necessary book that speaks truth to power.”—Congresswoman Barbara Lee In Rad American History A-Z, each letter of the alphabet tells the story of a significant moment in America's progressive history--one that isn't always covered in history classes: A is for Alcatraz, and the Native occupation of 1969; C is for the Combahee River Raid, a Civil War action planned in part by Union spy Harriet Tubman; Z is for Zuccotti Park, and the Occupy movement that briefly took over the world. Paired with dynamic paper-cut art by Miriam Klein Stahl, the entries by Kate Schatz explore several centuries of politics, culture, art, activism, and liberation, including radical librarians, Supreme Court cases, courageous youth, punk rocker grrrls, Southern quilts, and modern witches. In addition to the twenty-six core stories, short sidebars expand the discussion, and dictionary-style lists refer readers to additional key moments. So while F is for Federal Theater Project, a New Deal-era program that employed thousands of artists, F is also for Freedom Rides and First Amendment. E is for Earth First!, but also for Endangered Species Act and Equal Rights Amendment. There are tales of triumph, resilience, creation, and hope. Each engaging, fact-filled narrative illustrates an eye-opening moment that shows us how we got to now--and what we need to know about our histories to create a just and sustainable future. Advance praise for Rad American History A-Z “I wish I’d had Rad American History A–Z when I was growing up; it’s a book I hope to read to my children one day. In such chaotic political times, this is a critical tool for young people to know how change happens, and to know that they, too, can make change happen. This book belongs on all library shelves as a transformative approach to history as we know it.”–Alicia Garza, cofounder of Black Lives Matter Global Network

Harriet Tubman

Author: Jean M. Humez
Editor: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299191238
File Size: 61,92 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 7444
Download

Harriet Tubman’s name is known world-wide and her exploits as a self-liberated Underground Railroad heroine are celebrated in children’s literature, film, and history books, yet no major biography of Tubman has appeared since 1943. Jean M. Humez’s comprehensive Harriet Tubman is both an important biographical overview based on extensive new research and a complete collection of the stories Tubman told about her life—a virtual autobiography culled by Humez from rare early publications and manuscript sources. This book will become a landmark resource for scholars, historians, and general readers interested in slavery, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, and African American women. Born in slavery in Maryland in or around 1820, Tubman drew upon deep spiritual resources and covert antislavery networks when she escaped to the north in 1849. Vowing to liberate her entire family, she made repeated trips south during the 1850s and successfully guided dozens of fugitives to freedom. During the Civil War she was recruited to act as spy and scout with the Union Army. After the war she settled in Auburn, New York, where she worked to support an extended family and in her later years founded a home for the indigent aged. Celebrated by her primarily white antislavery associates in a variety of private and public documents from the 1850s through the 1870s, she was rediscovered as a race heroine by woman suffragists and the African American women’s club movement in the early twentieth century. Her story was used as a key symbolic resource in education, institutional fundraising, and debates about the meaning of "race" throughout the twentieth century. Humez includes an extended discussion of Tubman’s work as a public performer of her own life history during the nearly sixty years she lived in the north. Drawing upon historiographical and literary discussion of the complex hybrid authorship of slave narrative literature, Humez analyzes the interactive dynamic between Tubman and her interviewers. Humez illustrates how Tubman, though unable to write, made major unrecognized contributions to the shaping of her own heroic myth by early biographers like Sarah Bradford. Selections of key documents illustrate how Tubman appeared to her contemporaries, and a comprehensive list of primary sources represents an important resource for scholars.