Harriet Tubman (DK Biography) by Kem Knapp Sawyer

By Kem Knapp Sawyer

Loaded with archival photos and striking proof, the DK Biography sequence introduces younger readers to a few of history's finest and influential characters. DK Biography: Harriet Tubman tells the tale of the well-known abolitionist, from her adolescence as a slave on a Maryland plantation, to her dramatic break out, to her tireless paintings as an organizer of the Underground Railroad.

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She also made arrangements to sell Kessiah, Harriet’s niece. Harriet feared she might be next, and she was determined not to let that happen. Other slaves from the Eastern Shore had escaped—Harriet had heard talk. The woods offered a place to hide and the stars could help show the way. Word had spread "GUFS)BSSJFUBOEIFSCSPUIFST that there were people, white USJFEUPFTDBQF
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Many of the new arrivals in St. Catharines were met by Reverend Hiram Wilson, a missionary who had studied at Oberlin Theological Seminary. ” This organization provided +PTJBI)FOTPOXBTBNJOJTUFS XIPIFMQFEGSFFNBOZTMBWFT
 education and job training. In 1849, BOEXBTBNPEFMGPS6ODMF5PN JO)BSSJFU#FFDIFS4UPXFµTCPPL Reverend Wilson moved to St. Catharines where he founded a second settlement for fugitives and helped build several schools. Reverend Wilson was a great admirer of Harriet Tubman and he assisted her in caring for the fugitives she led to St.

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