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A Holiday Gift for Accessible Archives Subscribers

In the spirit of the season, we are gifting our customers with an important additional historical eBook. “Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman” was written by Sarah H. Bradford and published by W.J. Moses, Printer of Auburn, New York in 1869.

Harriet Tubman was born Araminta Harriet Ross to slave parents in 1820. She married around 1844 and changed her name to Harriet Tubman. In 1849, she escaped from her owners, was captured but quickly escaped again, making it to Philadelphia where she found work. She went on to become a leading abolitionist.

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

By 1860, she had made over a dozen trips back to the south, making use of the Underground Railroad to bring over 70 slaves to freedom. She became friends with John Brown, conferring with him about his plans for Harpers Ferry.

Frederick Douglas wrote of her: “Excepting John Brown–of sacred memory–I know of no one who has willingly encountered more perils and hardships to serve our enslaved people than you have.”. During the Civil War, she worked as a cook, nurse and spy. She died in 1913 in Auburn, New York.

Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman” is now accessible as part of your collections from Accessible Archives.

If you have not yet become a personal subscriber it is not too late.  New personal subscribers will also be given access to this volume.  Subscribe now for yourself or as a gift.

Happy Holidays to you and yours from Accessible Archives!

Merry Christmas from Accessible Archives

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