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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Harriet Tubman was born a slave and dreamed of being free.

Harriet can do so much better than John. This is a typical book for older readers.

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad by Ann Petry

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This books gives you a glimps of what could easily be a series of stories about the many things this beautiful woman has accomplished. 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. Jacob Lawrence, Harriet and the Promised Land.

However, the little girl became very ill with measles and bronchitis and was sent back to her mother. She was known as “Moses” because of her skills; she was never captured and never lost one of her “passengers.


Henry Clay is told by the Canadian government that it cannot agree to surrender fugitive slaves. The South now holds three million people in slavery. Books by Ann Petry.

I enjoyed this book. Apr 16, Myla rated it it was amazing Recommended to Myla by: Published August 14th by Amistad first published January 1st Dec 23, Elijah rated it liked it. When she was only six years old, Harriet was hired out to Mrs. An oral history of the civil gubman movement. Yes, it is based on Harriet’s life, but it is told as a story and the author has included what she no doubt thought were Harriet’s feelings, which no person could know except Harriet herself.


Benjamin Ross, father of Petrj Tubman; a trusted worker with a reputation for honesty. I think this was the book that I was obsessed with in the third grade– I’ve proabably read it more than any other book and it likely jumpstarted my love of history and historical fiction.

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad

Petry starts the book right when Harrieg was born, Harriet Tubman, secret agent: An abusive and ill-tempered woman, she whipped Harriet. There she felt she had landed in heaven. Accessible Archives – Breaking the Chains. Return to Book Page. To ask other readers questions about Harriet Tubmanplease sign up.

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad by Ann Petry

The story of Harriet Tubman is fascinating, but I thought this telling was not great. Then, in the s, the American Anti-Slavery Society was founded to work for the abolition of slavery. I want to read Scenes 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. The focus of the book is the external conflict between the human desire for freedom, epitomized by Harriet Tubman, and those powerful forces that would enslave people for economic profit.


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However, her husband told her he would betray her to the master if she tried to escape. John Brown arrives in Kansas, John Tubman, a free black man who married Harriet in ; he refused to go north with her. You can use quotes from primary sources or from people you’ve interviewed during your research, but you cannot just make it up.

Harriet Tubman, Portrait of a Hero. She wanted everyone else to be free too. From this woman, Tubman learned about the Underground Railroad. Born into slavery, Old Rit was highly valued by Brodas and worked in his house.