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  • Published: 3 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780593097229
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112

Who Was Harriet Tubman?




Born a slave in Maryland, Harriet Tubman knew first-hand what it meant to be someone's property; she was whipped by owners and almost killed by an overseer. It was from other field hands that she first heard about the Underground Railroad which she travelled by herself north to Philadelphia. Throughout her long life (she died at the age of ninety-two) and long after the Civil War brought an end to slavery, this amazing woman was proof of what just one person can do.

  • Published: 3 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780593097229
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112

About the author

Yona Zeldis McDonough

Yona McDonough holds degrees from Vassar College and Columbia University. She is the editor and a contributor to The Barbie Chronicles: A Living Doll Turns Forty - a collection of essays by writers including Jane Smiley, Anna Quindlen, Carol Shields and Erica Jong - as well as All the Available Light: A Marilyn Monroe Reader.

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