In the best-selling tradition of The Notorious RBG comes a lively and informative tribute to one of the most exceptional women in American history – Harriet Tubman – a heroine whose fearlessness and activism still resonates today.
Harriet Tubman is best known as one of the most famous conductors on the Underground Railroad. As a leading abolitionist, her bravery and selflessness has inspired generations in the continuing struggle for civil rights. Now, National Book Award nominee Erica Armstrong Dunbar presents a fresh take on this American icon blending traditional biography and engaging sidebars that illuminate the life of Tubman as never before.
Not only did Tubman help liberate hundreds of slaves, she was the first woman to lead an armed expedition during the Civil War, worked as a spy for the Union Army, was a fierce suffragist, and was an advocate for the aged. She Came to Slay reveals the many complexities and varied accomplishments of one of our nations true heroes and offers an accessible and modern interpretation of Tubmans life that is both informative and engaging.
Filled with rare outtakes of commentary, an expansive timeline of Tubmans life, and sections including “Harriet by the Numbers” (number of times she went back down south, approximately how many people she rescued, the bounty on her head), and “Harriets Homies” (those who supported her over the years), She Came to Slay is a stunning and powerful mix of pop culture and scholarship and proves that Harriet Tubman is well deserving of her permanent place in our nations history.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
Narrator: Robin Miles, with Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Duration: 3 hours 53 minutes
Released: 19 May 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio