Independent Reading A Guide to Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad Ann Petry “On my Underground Railroad, I never ran my train off the. Harriet Tubman has ratings and reviews. Terrie said: This book was originally published in but has been updated with a forward by Jason Reyn. . Ann Petry’s Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad is a straightforward, dramatically compelling, well-researched biography on one of the.

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During the Civil War Tubman served, without pay, as a scout, spy, and nurse. Inshe tuubman the fiery abolitionist John Brown, who said he was about to free the slaves and needed her help to lead the fugitives to Petey. When she was only six years old, Harriet was hired out to Mrs.

Paperbackpages. This chapter describes one particularly dangerous escape in which Tubman led her group across an icy river and hid them in a wagon under a load of bricks.

Harriet Tubman

However, her husband told her he would betray her to the master if she tried to escape. The bronchitis caused her voice to be husky for the rest of her life.

If students do read Petry’s book – there’s room for teaching about an author’s interpretation of historical events and documents and how that influences what is written. As Harriet was helping a slave escape, the overseer threw a weight at the fleeing man, which hit Harriet on the head. They all heard stories of slaves escaping their masters and going up to the North for freedom. Does anybody know who did the cover art for this book? Lincoln says in a speech that the cash value of slaves would affect the North just as it would the South.


The plantation owners believed that Moses was a man and offered rewards for his capture.

There are also external conflicts between Harriet Tubman and those with different values— such as her husband, who threatens to betray her— and between Harriet and the frightened people who want to turn back on the perilous journey to the North. Published August 14th by Amistad first published January yarriet The writer brings Harriet Tubman to life in a narrative that imagines conversations and thoughts but also includes facts, anecdotes, and quotations from contemporary accounts and newspaper articles.

She dreamed of freedom and was willing to do tubmab to get it. Jacob Lawrence, Harriet and the Promised Land.

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad

In Pennsylvania Harriet did housework to earn money. Nelson Davis, second husband of Harriet Tubman; because of his service in the Civil War, Tubman received a small pension after his death.

One of the only non-fiction books that I could not put down. The narrator read slowly which I like and articulated well. Bythe United States was evenly balanced between eleven states that allowed narriet and eleven states that had passed legislation outlawing the practice.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. At first, runaways were considered free when they crossed over into a free state in the North. Cook finally sent her home, saying she was unteachable. She made repeated trips back to the south, serving as a “conductor” on the “Underground Railroad” and helping hundreds of slaves to escape to freedom. Conductor on the Underground Railroad Chapter 2. Straight forward, to the point, but also well researched and humble in it’s delivery.


The historical note is on William Lloyd Garrison, the famous abolitionist. What writers in the field have agreed on since then is that to be accurate, you cannot make up what was said during an event or in a person’s life. Petry starts the book right when Tubman was born, Most planters owned a few slaves; the wealthiest planters owned hundreds of them.

I want to read Gubman in the Life of Harriet Tubman by Susan Bradford – who knew Harriet and interviewed her extensively for the book to raise money to support Harriet.

However, if you want to get a small feel for what it was like to be Harriet, or to be a slave, or daring the perils of the Underground Railroad to freedom, you should read this pettry. Apr 11, Shanice rated it it was amazing. A mob tries to lynch Garrison in Boston.

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If it’s made up, how can we call this a work of nonfiction? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Lists with This Book. No trivia or quizzes yet. Soon she became a legend to the people held in slavery, and they began to call her Moses.