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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This really is a great book I read about Harriet Tubman in middle school and I remember being tubma interested in her story and I feel like middler schoolers today will still like this book a lot. Harriet continued to bring slaves out from Maryland. Items borrowed from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan are dependent on the policies of the lending library. They all heard stories of slaves escaping their mas One of the only non-fiction books that I could not put down.

The historical note is on William Lloyd Garrison, the famous abolitionist. This woman thought nothing of herself or her safety, she just wanted to free people that never should had been treated as anything other than human beings.

Harriet Tubman

Harriet sent two of the fugitives to the cabin to tell Ben they were nearby and needed food. 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. I enjoyed the information given, but the way it was presented made it more tedious to read in one day than other biographies I’ve read.

Miss Susan, a cruel, hot-tempered woman who hired seven-year-old Harriet to clean her house and take care of her baby; she beat Harriet unmercifully. I’m sure Petry did some research.


Bythe United States was evenly balanced between eleven states ptery allowed slavery and eleven states that had passed legislation outlawing the practice. When she and her party passed through Philadelphia, William Still wrote down their names and the conditions of their slavery, a record that he later included in a book.

Apr 06, Tracy rated it really liked it. Although Harriet recovered, the blow left her subject to violent headaches and profound sleeping seizures. Petry narrates a discussion that took place in Harriet’s parents’ cabin the night Harriet was born and continues to do so from there. Born into slavery, Old Rit was highly valued by Brodas and worked in his house. I enjoyed this book.

Mar 02, Libby Harris rated it really liked it. After escaping from slavery, she devoted her entire life to freeing others. She also began to write short stories while she was working at the pharmacy.

Civil War Newspaper Template. Disguised as a man, Harriet Tubman returned to Maryland to try to persuade her husband to go north with her.

When she returned to Maryland to bring out her elderly parents, Harriet disguised herself so well that Doc Thompson failed to recognize her.

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad by Ann Petry

When she was only six years old, Harriet was hired out to Mrs. Jan 08, Megan added it. No trivia or quizzes yet. Inshe guided Colonel James Montgomery and his detachment of ex-slaves in a daring raid that rescued eight hundred people from slavery. Straight forward, to the point, but also well researched and humble in it’s delivery. People will face extraordinary obstacles to obtain freedom.

Apr 11, Shanice rated it it was amazing. However, the little girl became very ill with measles and bronchitis and haeriet sent back to her mother. Apr 16, Myla rated it it was amazing Recommended to Myla by: At first, runaways were considered hagriet when they crossed over into a free state in the North.


I remember the first book I read about her as a little girl. Harriet Tubman was born a slave and dreamed of being free. petryy

I had petrj idea she did so much. If it’s made up, how can we call this a work of nonfiction? I listened to tuman audio edition of this book. Nelson Davis, second husband of Harriet Tubman; because of his service in the Civil War, Tubman received a small pension after his death.

The forcible return of fugitive slave Anthony Burns causes a furor in Boston. I remember how in awe I was over Harriet’s harrirt. Back in Philadelphia, Harriet heard of a new Fugitive Slave Law, which severely punished both runaway slaves and the people who helped them. Until her death Petry lived in an 18th-century house in her hometown, Old Saybrook.

They all heard stories of slaves escaping their masters and going up to the North for freedom.

But byMaryland and Virginia had made the laws applying to black slaves different from those pertaining to indentured servants who were white or American Indian. Conductor on the Underground Railroad by Ann Petry. When cotton became the most important crop in the South, the power and prosperity of the Southern states depended heavily on slave labor. Through hard work and her willingness to risk everything including her life she was able to make that dream of hers come true.