Essay The Journey Of Harriet Tubman

1272 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 6 Pages
Harriet Tubman is known in our nations history for never giving up her dream of freedom. Catherine Clinton’s biography of Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom, is a highly readable, historically accurate portrayal of the life and times of this heroic woman. Catherine Clinton, a distinguished Ph.D graduate from Princeton University, has relied on meticulous research and her extensive knowledge of African American history to tell the story of Tubman’s life in the context of the times in which she lived. Clinton declares that Harriet Tubman has entered history as one of the nineteenth century Americas most enduring and important figures. She inspired those who took up similar causes during the civil rights movement and feminist revivals of the 1960’s, but has a broad humanitarian bent- which perhaps is why she has become a figure with such universal appeal. Tubman strived to accomplish her goal of freedom where many point are given throughout Clinton’s biography, leaving with her powerful legacy. Clinton offers Tubman this name of an “icon” because of her many great heroic moments throughout the last years of the twentieth century. These moments include her strong will while facing discrimination as a child, being a true leader on her voyages on the Underground Railroad, always helping others in the Union army, her heroine toward African American women, and her support toward the elderly. These each combined to drive Tubman’s achievements to a strong, formidable legacy.…

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