Harriet, the Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
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*Illustrated with pictures of Tubman and other abolitionists.
*Includes Table of Contents
Slavery existed long before the United States of America was founded, but so did opposition to slavery. Both flourished after the founding of the country, and the anti-slavery movement was known as abolition. For many abolitionists, slavery was the preeminent moral issue of the day, and their opposition to slavery was rooted in deeply held religious beliefs. Quakers formed a significant part of the abolitionist movement in colonial times, as did certain Founding Fathers like Benjamin Franklin. Many other prominent opponents of slavery based their opposition in Enlightenment ideals and natural law.
By the middle of the 19th century, slavery had created a fevered pitch in the politics of the country, as abolitionists and slavery proponents fought a war of words and actual wars in Kansas and Nebraska. While the South postured for secession, abolitionists, both white and black, created a stronger movement in the Northeast in places like Boston. Ultimately the issue would have to be settled via civil war.
The Underground Railroad was a famous passage to freedom for slaves, and the best known “conductor” was Harriet Tubman, who led many to freedom. This edition of Sarah H. Bradford’s Harriet, The Moses of Her People is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and pictures of Tubman and other famous abolitionists like Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and more.
- Category: Biographies & Memoirs
- Published: Mar 19, 2012
- Publisher: Charles River Editors
- Seller: Charles River Editors
- Print Length: 70 Pages
- Language: English