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140 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
Minty -- Hair saved her life -- Talking to the Lord -- A glory over everything -- The Underground Railroad -- The fugitive slave bill -- "Shout, you are free!" -- John Brown -- A miraculous rescue -- Secession -- Spy, guide, laundress and nurse -- Horrors of war -- Ghosts, cows, and buried treasure -- Difficult last years.
A comprehensive introduction to the life and achievements of the heroic former slave details how after managing her own escape, Harriet Tubman returned thirteen times to guide other slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad, in a portrait that also relates her subsequent contributions as a wartime cook, nurse, spy, and suffragist.