Harriet, the Moses of Her People

By Sarah Hopkins Bradford

Approx. 84 pp., 6 x 9, 2 halftones

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-0781-8
    Published: December 2012
  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-0782-5
    Published: December 2012

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In 1869, Sarah Hopkins Bradford published Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman. Though often disjointed, this account presented to the public a legendary figure of the Underground Railroad. In 1886, Bradford substantially rewrote the biography at the request of Tubman, who hoped its sales would raise enough funds for the building of a hospital for old and disabled colored people. This second edition, Harriet, the Moses of Her People, provided little new information, but arranged the jumbled narrative of Scenes in chronological order, providing a clearer account of Tubman's life.

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About the Author

Sarah Hopkins Bradford (1818-1912) of Geneva, New York, was a writer and a teacher. Her writings helped raise funds for support of a legendary fugitive slave who led some 180 slaves to freedom.
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