This list of materials about the people, places, events, and key themes of our local history was prepared by the Beaufort District Collection, the special collections and archives unit of the Beaufort County Library system. The Beaufort County Library is a division of Beaufort County Government, Beaufort, South Carolina. Please note that materials available only through the Beaufort District Collection (BDC) are not available for checkout. Come visit us. The BDC Research Room is customarily open Monday – Friday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM; the Research Room is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Harriett Tubman, 1821 – 1913A Bibliography
Biography Resource Centerdatabase (DISCUS password required for access from home)
Smart Search, DISCUS and EBSCO databases (DISCUS password required for access from home) results in over 300 hits!
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 athttp://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.
“Gender, Race, and the Idea of Separate Spheres: Neo-Abolitionist Work in South Carolina Sea Islands,” by Wakako Araki was written in Japanese. You can convert the article to English by clicking “English Site.” Japanese Association for
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has a lot of information about Harriet Tubman at https://www.gilderlehrman.org/search/gli_search/Harriet%20Tubman. You’ll have to register with the Institute to access some of the materials but registration is free. Once you register you’ll have access to more than 100 podcasts by eminent scholars on all eras of American history.
The History Channel highlights 6 videos and 3 photo galleries about Harriet Tubman.
Check out these materials from the Beaufort County Library:
Legend: BDC=Beaufort District Collection; BEA=Beaufort Branch; BLU=Bluffton Branch; HHI=Hilton Head Branch; LOB=Lobeco Branch; and, STH=St. Helena Branch
B TUBMAN Harriet Tubman : the road to freedomby Catherine Clinton, 2004 (BEA, HHI)
B TUBMAN Harriet Tubman: myth, memory and historyby Milton C. Sernott, 2007 (BEA)
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)
920.7 GRE Great women in American history, V.1 [VHS] by Devin Stead, 1996 (BLU, HHI)
For additional materials in the Beaufort County Library system, check out the items on the Underground Railroad list I created.
Visit the Beaufort District Collection to see these items:
Tubman, Harriet (1820-1913) [BDC Vertical File]
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