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She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman

She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman


She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman

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Nov 5, 2019
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9781797104263
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This book paints a detailed portrait of the abolitionist icon in a way that humanizes Harriet Tubman, but also reminds the reader that she was miraculous to have accomplished what she did given her circumstances. For instance, did you know that Tubman spent most of her life suffering from the effects of a traumatic head injury? I didn’t.

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In the bestselling tradition of The Notorious RBG comes a lively, informative, and illustrated tribute to one of the most exceptional women in American history—Harriet Tubman—a heroine whose fearlessness and activism still resonates today.

Harriet Tubman is best known as one of the most famous conductors on the Underground Railroad. As a leading abolitionist, her bravery and selflessness has inspired generations in the continuing struggle for civil rights. Now, National Book Award nominee Erica Armstrong Dunbar presents a fresh take on this American icon blending traditional biography, illustrations, photos, and engaging sidebars that illuminate the life of Tubman as never before.

Not only did Tubman help liberate hundreds of slaves, she was the first woman to lead an armed expedition during the Civil War, worked as a spy for the Union Army, was a fierce suffragist, and was an advocate for the aged. She Came to Slay reveals the many complexities and varied accomplishments of one of our nation's true heroes and offers an accessible and modern interpretation of Tubman's life that is both informative and engaging.

Filled with rare outtakes of commentary, an expansive timeline of Tubman's life, photos (both new and those in public domain), commissioned illustrations, and sections including "Harriet By the Numbers" (number of times she went back down south, approximately how many people she rescued, the bounty on her head) and "Harriet's Homies" (those who supported her over the years), She Came to Slay is a stunning and powerful mix of pop culture and scholarship and proves that Harriet Tubman is well deserving of her permanent place in our nation's history.

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Nov 5, 2019
ISBN:
9781797104263
Format:
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À propos de l'auteur

Erica Armstrong Dunbar is the Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers University. Her first book, A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City, was published by Yale University Press in 2008. Her second book, Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge was a 2017 finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction and a winner of the 2018 Frederick Douglass Book Award. She is also the author of She Came to Slay, an illustrated tribute to Harriet Tubman.

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  • Abolitionist icon. The most famous conductor on the Underground Railroad. Civil War spy hero. All-around badass. Harriet Tubman's accomplishments are so legendary, they almost seem miraculous. But she really did it all. And she did it while suffering from the effects of a traumatic head injury. Celebrate Tubman's marvelous feats with this spirited history.

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  • (2/5)
    An amazing woman but I felt this book didn’t teach me anything that I didn’t already know.
  • (5/5)
    This book narrates Harriet's life in an easily digestible way. Great book
  • (5/5)
    Her story remains so inspiring. Her faith in God, her sense of purpose and resilience coming from it are the type to be emulated. This telling of her story enables the listener -even if only in a limited measure - to be immersed in her life and circumstances. It captivated me.
  • (4/5)
    Moving story! didnt love the writing but well worth the listen!
  • (5/5)
    One of the best books I’ve listened to.
  • (5/5)
    Great book so much I didn't know. What a big part of our history.
  • (4/5)
    Overview of Harriet Tubman's life. Narrator was great, and it went more in-depth than history classes from school. Similar to the style of Missed in History Class, but obviously more detailed.
  • (4/5)
    Great story. Author dips back and forth between known facts and details to fill im gaps with a lot of "she might have thought/felt this", Tubman certainly lived a full, heroic, yet humble life. I enjoyed reading more about her beyond a simple rendition of her work with the underground railroad. I was unaware of a lot of details that happened after that time.
  • (5/5)
    As I listened to this reading, I cannot help but think that her determination has definitely inspired so many others.