The Life of Harriet Tubman Book Review by Nicky

The Life of Harriet Tubman
A review of the book "Harriet Tubman: Imagining a Life" by Beverly Lowry.
# 148770 | 952 words | 1 source | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on Nov 05, 2011 in African-American Studies (Slavery)

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This is a review of the book "Harriet Tubman: Imagining a life" by Beverly Lowry. While essentially a review, it also discusses pertinent facts and events in Tubman's life. The paper begins with a biography and then continues on to discuss her involvement in the underground railroad. It concludes with an analysis of the book and that the author portrayed Tubman honestly.

From the Paper:

"Even after she stopped leading slaves to freedom, Harriet did not stop accomplishing important things in history. During the Civil War, she became active with the Union Army, and acted as a spy. The author notes, "She will be a spy, a recruiter, a specialist in intelligence, a guerilla warrior." This makes sense, because these were many of the same things she did successfully on the Underground Railroad, but it also shows her great strength and determination to help free other slaves and ensure they remained free. She was also important because this was a time when women were far less involved in society, and yet she was not afraid to step forward and serve. It was even more difficult for black women to be actively involved in social issues, so she made history by being one of the first and by serving so loyally.'

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Lowry, Beverly. Harriet Tubman: Imagining a Life. New York: Doubleday, 2007.

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