A Selective List of Materials about Harriett Tubman, 1821 – 1913
Compiled by Grace Morris Cordial, MLS, SL, CA, Beaufort District Collection Manager, Beaufort County Library (SC); First posted: 3 February 2012; Latest revision: 27 March 2014
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Harriet Tubman (Library of Congress) http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/tubman.html
Harriet Tubman http://www.harriettubman.com/
New York History Net: “The Life of Harriet Tubman” http://www.nyhistory.com/harriettubman/life.htm
PBS: Africans in America, People and Events, Harriet Tubman http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1535.html
View her claim for compensation of her services as a scout, cook, nurse and spy during the Civil War at http://www.archives.gov/legislative/features/claim-of-harriet-tubman/
Several federal historic monuments and trails commemorating the life and work of Harriet Tubman are on the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge managed by the United States Fish & Wildlife Service. Learn more at http://www.fws.gov/blackwater/harriettubman.html.
Check out these materials from the Beaufort County Library:
B TUBMAN Harriet Tubman : the road to freedom by Catherine Clinton, 2004 (BEA, HHI)
B TUBMAN Harriet Tubman: myth, memory and history by Milton C. Sernott, 2007 (BEA)
B TUBMAN A woman called Moses [videorecording] by Paul Wendkos, 1991 (LOB, STH)
305.8961 FRE Freedom comin’ [DVD] : a Gullah kinfolk wish by Anita Singleton-Prather, 2006 (BDC, BEA, BLU, HHI, LOB)
306.3622 CHR Freeing Charles: The struggle to free a slave on the eve of the Civil War by Scott Christianson, 2010 ( BEA, BLU)
624.27579 DED The dedication of the Harriet Tubman Bridge : [Saturday,] October 18, 2008 [DVD], Michael Allen, speaker (BDC, BEA, BLU, HHI, STH)
920 GRE Great women in American history, V.1 [DVD] by Devin Stead, 1996 (BLU)
Contact me via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of additional materials in the Beaufort County Library system about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad.
LEGEND: BDC=Beaufort District Collection; BEA=Beaufort Branch; BLU=Bluffton Branch; HHI=Hilton Head Branch; LOB=Lobeco Branch; and, STH=St. Helena Branch
Visit the Beaufort District Collection to see these items:
Tubman, Harriet (1820-1913) [BDC Vertical File] includes among other clippings an English translation of “Gender, Race, and the Idea of Separate Spheres: Neo-Abolitionist Work in South Carolina Sea Islands,” by Wakako Araki originally written in Japanese. Japanese Association for American Studies , no. 19, 2008.
Combahee River Raid, 2 June 1863 [BDC Vertical File]
“Raid of Second South Carolina Volunteers (Col. Montgomery) among the rice plantations on the Combahee, S.C,” Harper’s Weekly, 1863. SC PRINT #43