Harriet: The Moses of Her People

Harriet: The Moses of Her People

By: Sarah H. Bradford
Published by: Geo. R. Lockwood & Son
Publication Date: 1886

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"...there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty, or death; if I could not have one, I would have de oder; for no man should take me alive; I should fight for my liberty as long as my strength lasted, and when de time came for me to go, de Lord would let dem take me."

Harriet, The Moses of Her People is an inspiring true story of Harriet Tubman and her tremendous impact for good during a time of much oppression and hardship.

As an enslaved woman, Harriet experienced countless adversities and cruelty. "Why should such things be?" she often pondered. Even as a child, she knew slavery was wrong and must end. As a young woman, Harriet slipped away form her slave master one night. Alone, she courageously made her journey to the North, where freedom awaited her.

Harriet eventually gained her freedom, and despite great peril and hardship, returned many times to the South to free her family members and hundreds of others.

A woman of deep faith, courage, and love, Harriet prayed with complete trust that the Lord would hear and answer her prayers. She was fearless, for she knew God was at the helm and would guide her steps. Harriet's life is an example of dedicated service to God and to her neighbors. Truly she, like Moses, lived the commandments of God and, with His help, delivered her people.

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Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People
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Harriet, The Moses of Her People
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This unabridged version has updated grammar and spelling.

The original edition of this biography employed various racial terms that accurately portrayed the times in which Harriet Tubman lived, but are considered very offensive today. In an effort to maintain a true representation of the tragic prejudices presented in this narrative while remaining sensitive to offensive language, the words mulatto, darkie, and nigger have been removed or changed to milder terms.

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