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Harriet, the Moses of Her People

Sarah Hopkins Bradford


In 1869, Sarah Hopkins Bradford published Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman. Though often disjointed, this account presented to the public a legendary figure of the Underground Railroad. In 1886, Bradford substantially rewrote the biography at the request of Tubman, who hoped its sales would raise enough funds for the building of a hospital for old and disabled colored people. This second edition provided little new information, but arranged the jumbled narrative of Scenes in chronological order, providing a clearer account of Tubman's life.

Keywords: Sarah Hopkins Bradford, Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman, disabled colored people, hospital, chronological order

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781469607818
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9781469607825_Bradford


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Hopkins Bradford, author

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