Wednesday, March 10, 2010

This Day In History: Harriet Tubman

Today commemorates the anniversary of the death of famed African-American abolitionist and women's right advocate Harriet Tubman (1913). This former slave helped numerous other slaves escape bondage through the network of safehouses known as the Underground Railroad. Tubman even fought in the Civil War as a spy for the Union Army. After her death, she was buried with military honors.

To learn more about this inspiring woman's life, take a look at these materials at the NCC Libraries:

Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom
by Catherine Clinton
E 444 .T82 C57 2004 Stacks, Main and Monroe

Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero
by Kate Clifford Larson
E 444 .T82 L37 2004 Stacks, Main

Harriet Tubman: The Life and the Life Stories
by Jean McMahon Humez
E 444 .T82 H86 2003 Stacks, Main

Harriet Tubman
by Sarah H. Bradford
E 444 .T894 Stacks, Main

Databases:
The African-American Experience: Search the name "Tubman" to find numerous encyclopedia articles discussing her life. There are even primary sources (documents written when Tubman was alive) and photographs, such as the one pictured above.

History Resource Center U.S.: Run a "People" search on Tubman to find more biographies and articles about her.

Search the general periodical databases ProQuest and EBSCOhost to find various articles about Tubman that were published in modern magazines, journals and newspapers.

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