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A biography written by Sarah Bradford and authorized by Tubman and published in 1869. The hyperlink leads to the Internet Archive copy of the text (scanned from the Wesley College collections). A transcription of the text is available at this link to the Documenting the American South project: https://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/bradford/bradford.html
Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom by Catherine Clinton
Publication Date: New York: Little, Brown, 2005
Catherine Clinton has written a good modern biography of Harriet Tubman, so well known for her leadership role in the Underground Railroad. Tubman's life was written about a number of times in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and in many works for children and young people, but no scholarly biographies. "Clinton's expertise in writing Civil War history is readily evident in discussions of Tubman's role as a scout, spy, and indispensable leader in the June 1863 Combahee River (South Carolina) Raid that resulted in the liberation of hundreds of women, men, and children. Many of the able-bodied men among them joined the U.S. Colored Troops." -- Wilma King, Journal of Southern History.
Bound for the Promised Land by Kate Clifford Larson
Publication Date: 2003-12-30
Harriet Tubman is one of the giants of American history—a fearless visionary who led scores of her fellow enslaved people to freedom and battled courageously behind enemy lines during the Civil War. In Bound for the Promised Land historian Kate Clifford Larson gives us a powerful, intimate, meticulously detailed portrait of Tubman and her times. Drawing from a trove of new documents and sources as well as extensive genealogical data, Larson presents Harriet Tubman as a complete human being—brilliant, shrewd, deeply religious, and passionate in her pursuit of freedom.
Harriet Tubman: The Life and the Life Stories by Jean McMahon Humez
Publication Date: Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2003
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. 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.
She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Publication Date: New York : 37 Ink/ Simon & Schuster, 2019
A seven box collection of material on Harriet Tubman's life complied by Earl Conrad while researching Tubman for biographical works in the late 1930's. "The Collection consists of correspondence between Conrad and potential sources of relevant information and documentation, research notes from published works, statements and texts of interviews with members of Harriet Tubman's family as well as with persons who knew or worked with her, and the various typescripts and drafts preceeding Conrad's completed publications." --Scope and Contents Note. None of the material is digitized.