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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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The natural follow-up to the biography is a research assignment, done either individually or in groups. Most chapters end with an italicized summary of a historical event in the concurrent antislavery conflict. I’m sure Petry did some research. A mob tries to lynch Garrison in Boston. Oct 14, Jessica rated thbman liked it. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system.

When she was two years old, the adults began whispering about new laws that further restricted their freedom of movement.

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad by Ann Petry

When she was returned to the Cooks, the child, who loved the outdoors, had to stay indoors and weave. When she returned to Maryland to bring out her elderly parents, Harriet disguised herself so well that Doc Thompson failed to recognize her. If they could somehow get enough money, they could buy their own freedom, but that was nearly impossible.

She even has quotes pstry Harriet. Using historical details, the writer puts us inside the mind of the six-year-old Harriet and helps us understand, at least in a limited way, what slave life was like on the Brodas plantation. She wanted everyone else to be free too. Research could culminate in one of the following assignments: Apr 11, Shanice rated it it was amazing.


Harriet Tubman

People will face extraordinary obstacles to obtain freedom. However, the little girl became very ill with measles and bronchitis and was sent back to her mother.

Ultimately Harriet escaped one day and made her way to the Hqrriet thanks to the Underground Railroad, a series of safe houses and routes established that were used by African-Americans to harriet into free states and Canada with the help of abolitionists. There are also external conflicts between Harriet Tubman and those with different values— such as her husband, who threatens to betray her— and between Harriet and the frightened ppetry who want to turn back on the perilous journey to the North.

I had no idea she did so much. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Bythe United States was evenly balanced between eleven states that allowed slavery and eleven states that had passed legislation outlawing the practice. John Brown arrives in Kansas, May 03, Lori rated it it was amazing Shelves: Straight forward, to the point, but also well researched and humble in it’s delivery.

I wish I had known pstry this book then because I surely would have read it.

The plantation owners believed that Moses was a man and offered rewards for his capture. Preview — Harriet Tubman by Ann Petry. But increasingly strict fugitive slave laws later made it illegal for anyone, even in a free snn, to help runaways escape. The story of Harriet Tubman is inspirational!

Mar 24, Dee rated it it was amazing.

Chapters 14 and Awesome book for younger readers, combines historical content with petrh fictional parts in order to keep readers interested. The book documents some of the brutal treatment of slaves including some of Harriet’s abuse during her upbringing, which contributed to lasting health problems. Henry Clay is told by the Canadian government that it cannot agree to surrender fugitive slaves.


I enjoyed the information given, but the way pdtry was presented made it more tedious to read in one day than other biographies I’ve read.

May 13, TC rated it it was amazing Shelves: Taking her quilt, the symbol of her hopes for marriage and love, she visited a white woman who had once offered her help. It is an interesting and very readable biography.


Her best-known works for young people are Harriet Tubman: Harriet promised Ben that she would return to get him and her mother.

To ask other readers questions about Harriet Tubmanplease sign up. But barriet she had made her escape Harriet realized that her own freedom was not enough. Open Preview See a Problem? Add Tag No Tags, Be the first to tag this record! She drew on her personal experiences of the hurricane in Old Saybrook in her novel, Country Place.

While there might be value in reading this book to get a “feel” for Tubman’s life, it should be considered historical fiction. She made repeated trips back to the south, serving as a “conductor” on the “Underground Railroad” and helping hundreds of slaves to escape to freedom. Conductor on the Underground Railroad by Ann Tubmsn advertisement. It talked very simply about what she went through, but the vocabulary was still pretty advanced I learned some words.

The historical note focuses on the ambiguous situation of runaway slaves who had fled to Canada.