She Came to Slay
In the bestselling tradition of The Notorious RBG comes a lively, informative, and illustrated 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, illustrations, photos, 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 nation’s true heroes and offers an accessible and modern interpretation of Tubman’s life that is both informative and engaging. Filled with rare outtakes of commentary, an expansive timeline of Tubman’s life, photos (both new and those in public domain), commissioned illustrations, 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 “Harriet’s 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 nation’s history.

She Came to Slay Details

TitleShe Came to Slay
Author
ReleaseNov 5th, 2019
Publisher37 Ink
ISBN-139781982139599
Rating
GenreNonfiction, History, Biography, Biography Memoir, Audiobook, Feminism

She Came to Slay Review

  • Diane S ☔
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 Harriet Tubman. All I remember learning about this remarkable woman, in my high school history class, was her work in the Underground railroad. She did so very much more, quite astonishing in that time, well really her accomplishments would even now be considered astonishing. I'm not going to give chapter and verse on all the things she did do, you can read the book or even look her up on WIkI.This book itself, is a rather slim volume, less than 200 pages, is told in a simple and clear 3.5 Harriet Tubman. All I remember learning about this remarkable woman, in my high school history class, was her work in the Underground railroad. She did so very much more, quite astonishing in that time, well really her accomplishments would even now be considered astonishing. I'm not going to give chapter and verse on all the things she did do, you can read the book or even look her up on WIkI.This book itself, is a rather slim volume, less than 200 pages, is told in a simple and clear manner. Definitely a YA crossover, and I do wish I would have gotten a better look at the interior Harriet. One thing I was surprised about, among many, was that the Emancipation Proclamation only freed the slaves in the Southern States, those that seceeded, but was still legal in the North. This caused Tubman to take the slaves she rescued all the way to Canada. Slavery in totality wouldn't be abolished until ratification of the thirteenth amendment, which didn't happen until four months before wars end. Of course, it was only on paper, slavery in some form of another went on in all it's injustices for many years after that. A truly amazing human being, the world could use more of her ilk, even now or maybe especially now.
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  • Yesenia Juarez
    January 1, 1970
    Yes Araminta!!! Wonderful I need moreeeeeee!!!!
  • Sam toer
    January 1, 1970
    Such a remarkable fighter!
  • Sara
    January 1, 1970
    The content of this book was good. It's great to have a very easy to read book that tells a more holistic story of an incredibly important woman in US history.What was disappointing was the writing style. The book is meant to be accessible to non-academics but that doesn't mean that it has to be staccato. It read like an academic trying to dumb down a story, rather than like a book written for a general audience. By far the most well written passages are direct quotations of Harriet Tubman. In The content of this book was good. It's great to have a very easy to read book that tells a more holistic story of an incredibly important woman in US history.What was disappointing was the writing style. The book is meant to be accessible to non-academics but that doesn't mean that it has to be staccato. It read like an academic trying to dumb down a story, rather than like a book written for a general audience. By far the most well written passages are direct quotations of Harriet Tubman. In addition, there is a lot to it that feels kitschy and trendy and will date this book very quickly (including the title).
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  • Gerry
    January 1, 1970
    It's disappointing that I can give this eagerly-awaited biography of Harriet Tubman only two stars. While the content was worthwhile, and I did learn a good bit about this heroic woman's life, the writing was surprisingly poor, with frequent errors of syntax and grammar, and a flat, staccato style. Dunbar's repeated references to what Tubman and others "probably" thought, or "may have" felt were also annoying. It's ironic that she criticized Sarah Bradford's authorized biography of Tubman as It's disappointing that I can give this eagerly-awaited biography of Harriet Tubman only two stars. While the content was worthwhile, and I did learn a good bit about this heroic woman's life, the writing was surprisingly poor, with frequent errors of syntax and grammar, and a flat, staccato style. Dunbar's repeated references to what Tubman and others "probably" thought, or "may have" felt were also annoying. It's ironic that she criticized Sarah Bradford's authorized biography of Tubman as poorly written, when her own biography falls so flat, like a hurriedly-written term paper. I won't return to this author, and just removed another of her books from my Want to Read shelf.
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  • Jaclyn (sixminutesforme)
    January 1, 1970
    A really quick and informative read - there were so many things I learned about Tubman from this, and while her role in the Underground Railroad was what I most associated her role in history with, there was a whole range of other incredible contributions made that this really shone light on, including her role in the Civil War and her socio-entrepreneurial drive to fund various abolition and anti-slavery missions. A really well done history that is accessible and would be great to hand to A really quick and informative read - there were so many things I learned about Tubman from this, and while her role in the Underground Railroad was what I most associated her role in history with, there was a whole range of other incredible contributions made that this really shone light on, including her role in the Civil War and her socio-entrepreneurial drive to fund various abolition and anti-slavery missions. A really well done history that is accessible and would be great to hand to younger readers too.
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  • Samantha Jean
    January 1, 1970
    When I was younger, I remember being very amazed/impressed/awed by Harriet Tubman. I read several books about her and other slaves that fought for equality and freedom for themselves and the fellow slaves throughout America. I read this book as a call back of that interest and I'm glad I did. I learned a lot about her military service, something I can't remember learning from way back when. I also learned more about her activism and fight for equality that continued throughout her entire life. When I was younger, I remember being very amazed/impressed/awed by Harriet Tubman. I read several books about her and other slaves that fought for equality and freedom for themselves and the fellow slaves throughout America. I read this book as a call back of that interest and I'm glad I did. I learned a lot about her military service, something I can't remember learning from way back when. I also learned more about her activism and fight for equality that continued throughout her entire life. This book while short, was extremely interesting and informative.
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  • Christy
    January 1, 1970
    I can't believe how much I didn't know about Harriet Tubman before I read this book.
  • LeeTravelGoddess
    January 1, 1970
    I mean, it’s Mother Harriett... of course this book is amazing thus automatically a TOPS !!! I mean, it’s Mother Harriett... of course this book is amazing thus automatically a TOPS 💚💚💚!!!
  • Molly
    January 1, 1970
    Put this woman on the $20 bill already. Fascinating story of one of the most brave, important, badass women in history. Put 👏 this 👏 woman 👏 on 👏 the 👏 $20 👏 bill 👏 already. Fascinating story of one of the most brave, important, badass women in history.
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  • Elizabeth Higginbotham
    January 1, 1970
    She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman by Erica Armstrong Dunbar is a very accessible, but fully informative biography of Tubman. It covers the complexities of her early family life, the different owners, but also the way that she was rented out to work. Her early childhood was more than harsh, but it also built up her strength. She was not good with domestic work, but carried her weight in the field. I knew that her running away was involve in the failure to grant her She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman by Erica Armstrong Dunbar is a very accessible, but fully informative biography of Tubman. It covers the complexities of her early family life, the different owners, but also the way that she was rented out to work. Her early childhood was more than harsh, but it also built up her strength. She was not good with domestic work, but carried her weight in the field. I knew that her running away was involve in the failure to grant her manumission as she aged, but it was even more complex. Her mother should have been granted manumission. Dunbar does a nice job in revealing how these slave owners operated outside of their own laws. Tubman does begin an escape with her brothers, but they return and on her second attempt she does it alone, aided by abolitionists and Quakers in the region. She connects with the Underground Railroad and after working and settling herself, returns to Maryland for other family members. She is courageous and faces her fears. She took many people to freedom. Yet, Dunbar is equally good a showing the hardship fugitives faced in the North, even before the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Yet, to raise money, Tubman does speak about her experiences in slavery, which put her at risk as people were looking for her. Living in Canada, she is part of an expat community, but moves between their and her home in Auburn, a farm sold to her by a supportive senator. Tubman was honest in her assessment of slavery and new it had to end with a war. The Civil War is a complex story, since Lincoln was not about emancipation until he had to take action and also did not want Colored Troops until he really needed them. Yet, people were eager to serve. Tubman, initially recruited as a spy, does more nursing and domestic work since in during the war stereotypes prevail. Yet, she does operate in this capacity, but also sees the horrors of war the poor treatment given to Colored troops, who are more likely to die that White soldiers. Yet, she is not compensated for her work, a long battle that means she has to petition and also work with supports to get what she earned, while she finds other ways to support herself and her family. She houses many family member and people in the Auburn farm, including a veteran who will become her second husband. She is always responsible and thinking about the needs of people. The book tells much about her life and the conflicts of the times. There is ambivalence about citizenship for Black people, including the vote for women. Economic exploitation and limited opportunities shape the new freedom, yet Turban was always speaking her mind. Dunbar is honest in her treatment of her subject, she does not avoid the pain, illness and difficulties that structured this woman’s life.
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  • Shelbi
    January 1, 1970
    I don't even know how to capture how good this was - but it's SO GOOD, and a deeply moving read that finally explores the experience of slavery and Tubman's life from a non-white-supremacy perspective; this means that it honestly and head-on confronts the brutal reality of slavery and the experience of living in 19th-20th century America without whitewashing it, making excuses, or diminishing the pain and terror experienced by blacks and perpetrated by whites. Though written more emotively that I don't even know how to capture how good this was - but it's SO GOOD, and a deeply moving read that finally explores the experience of slavery and Tubman's life from a non-white-supremacy perspective; this means that it honestly and head-on confronts the brutal reality of slavery and the experience of living in 19th-20th century America without whitewashing it, making excuses, or diminishing the pain and terror experienced by blacks and perpetrated by whites. Though written more emotively that textbooks normally are, I think THIS is the way history ought to be written and taught.Those points aside, this is also highly informative about Tubman's life and I learned a lot, about both her and the Civil War, which isn't normally highlighted or even mentioned in standard social studies classes. Araminta, Minty, Harriet - she was a fucking BADASS in the face of it all. I need every person (particularly white people) in America to read this book and recognize what a total hero she was, and experience a clear account of our heritage to better understand our current affairs.
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  • booksbythecup
    January 1, 1970
    "I had reasoned this out of my mind; there was one of two things I had the right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other." - She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman, Erica Armstrong DunbarOne of the last books I read in 2019, I feel compelled to take a note from Tubman's determination. She was more than a paragraph in a history book, a name on a black history month poster. The scope of her influence and sacrifice, have solidified her as a woman we "I had reasoned this out of my mind; there was one of two things I had the right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other." - She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman, Erica Armstrong DunbarOne of the last books I read in 2019, I feel compelled to take a note from Tubman's determination.  She was more than a paragraph in a history book, a name on a black history month poster.  The scope of her influence and sacrifice, have solidified her as a woman we will never forget. A spy for the union army, a woman who hired a lawyer to look into injustices her family faced.  A woman who repeatedly risked her life to free others from the clutches of slavery.  A woman who would make sure none in her charge were forced back into the institution of slavery.  A woman who helped all and left a legacy of bravery.SHE CAME TO SLAY.
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  • Mary
    January 1, 1970
    Okay, this book is fire. Admittedly, I had only basic knowledge about Harriet Tubman before reading this book, and usually books about history aren't my thing. But this is a book about an incredible woman who did the impossible over and over, and who will hopefully soon be featured on the $20 bill as she rightfully should. Told in a voice that is accessible to young readers (and people like me), I highly recommend this book to literally everyone. Harriet Tubman deserves much more recognition, Okay, this book is fire. Admittedly, I had only basic knowledge about Harriet Tubman before reading this book, and usually books about history aren't my thing. But this is a book about an incredible woman who did the impossible over and over, and who will hopefully soon be featured on the $20 bill as she rightfully should. Told in a voice that is accessible to young readers (and people like me), I highly recommend this book to literally everyone. Harriet Tubman deserves much more recognition, and this is how we start. P.S. I listened to the audiobook version, and it was wonderful!
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  • Markela Parsons
    January 1, 1970
    A quick listen and so informative! I was amazed by Tubman’s life and look forward to seeing her legacy continue on the 20$ bill!
  • Heidi Mcjunkin
    January 1, 1970
    Fascinating story of a woman who I only knew as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. She was MUCH more than that, she was the ultimate bad a$$!
  • Sally
    January 1, 1970
    What a amazing life! Such a strong, courageous woman!
  • Jose Vazquez
    January 1, 1970
    Detailed and profound; Dunbar paints a vivid image of the trials and tribulations of Harriet Tubman.
  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    Born as a third-generation slave in Maryland, Araminta Ross (who later became Harriet Tubman) knew from an early age that "...there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty, or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other..." She was fortunate in that her parents stayed together for over fifty years and kept almost all of their children. When Tubman managed to escape slavery she did the unthinkable - she went back to the South to help other slaves escape. And she went back over Born as a third-generation slave in Maryland, Araminta Ross (who later became Harriet Tubman) knew from an early age that "...there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty, or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other..." She was fortunate in that her parents stayed together for over fifty years and kept almost all of their children. When Tubman managed to escape slavery she did the unthinkable - she went back to the South to help other slaves escape. And she went back over and over and over again. Rescuing almost her entire immediate family and dozens of others along the way. She was so skilled at her work on the Underground Railroad that the Union Army actually sought her out as a spy - but they never paid her and tried to stiff her out of her salary, she only was finally compensated for her work when she was in her 70's. But, even once out of slavery, life was incredibly hard for African-Americans and despite her celebrity Tubman's life was hard and she mostly lived hand to mouth. But, until her death at age 91 (which is miraculous for that time period, let alone a former slave) she was still fighting for the rights of women and black people. Tubman is truly a role model and an incredible historical figure that we should all look up to. Some quotes I liked:"His owner had promised to set him free at the age of forty-five and miraculously, this promise was kept. Ben Ross [Harriet's father] became a free man in 1841. It's natural to assume that Ben Ross's emancipation gave him reason to celebrate, but what did it mean to live as a free person surrounded by slavery? Yes, he was free, but his wife and children were not...While his freedom offered advantages, it would never give him the same privileges of white men. Paradoxically, Ben Ross's free status highlighted his powerlessness. His freedom was a reminder of his family's enslavement." (p. 25-26)[Worried about being sold away from her family Harriet prayed that God would keep her owner from selling her or her family members] "She altered the tenor and directives of her prayers [after hearing about further financial issues of her owner]. 'I changed my prayer, and I said, 'Lord, if you ain't never going to change that man's heart, kill him, Lord, and take him out of the way, so he won't do no more mischief.'" (p. 32)"Harriet's raid on the Combahee dealt a devastating blow to the Confederacy. Causing nearly two millions dollars in property damage and the loss of hundreds of slaves, Harriet became the first woman, black or white, to plan and lead an armed military expedition during the Civil War." (p. 94)"Although freedom had come [in the end of the Civil War], Harriet knew that racism and bigotry would not evaporate overnight; in fact, like most black people, she assumed that she would have to fight against oppression for the rest of her life. Time would prove Harriet right." (p. 103)
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    Title: She Came to SlayAuthor: Erica Armstrong DunbarRead by: Robin Miles with a Note Read by The AuthorPublisher: Simon & Shuster AudioLength: Approximately 3 hours and 53 minutesSource: Review Copy from Simon & Shuster Audio. Thank-you!My kids picked to listen to She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman on a recent family road trip. It was a book that we were all interested in from parents to the youngest at nine years old. Luckily, the audiobook lived up to its promise Title: She Came to SlayAuthor: Erica Armstrong DunbarRead by: Robin Miles with a Note Read by The AuthorPublisher: Simon & Shuster AudioLength: Approximately 3 hours and 53 minutesSource: Review Copy from Simon & Shuster Audio. Thank-you!My kids picked to listen to She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman on a recent family road trip. It was a book that we were all interested in from parents to the youngest at nine years old. Luckily, the audiobook lived up to its promise and was one that we all enjoyed. She Came to Slay was written in an easy to understand manner that worked for our entire family to listen to. There was one section that did discuss the rape of slaves, but it was tastefully written. The book covered Tubman’s entire life from what is known about her ancestors, through her early years, her work as a conductor on the underground railroad, her work during the Civil War, and her later life.One thing that really stood out to me was Harriet saying that if the myth of the benevolent slave owner was true, why had none of the escaped slaved she helped or lived near ever returned to slavery when times got tough in the north? The other thing that really stood out to me was just how terribly Harriet was treated. You wouldn’t treat an animal like that, let alone another human being. It’s hard to understand how people could treat other people this way. Harriet was forced to work when she was sick with the measles. She was also forced to work in the field after a head injury with blood dripping down her face. She was also beaten when trying to sit on a train with her veteran pass and for refusing to move to another car. Who would beat an elderly veteran?One item that has caused marital strife in the past between my husband Ben and myself is about whether Harriet Tubman should be on the $20 bill. Ben believed that Tubman’s actions weren’t worthy of being on the $20 bill, but he seemed to change his mind as he listened to this autobiography. There is more to Tubman’s story than what you briefly learn in school.Narrator Robin Miles was interesting and kept the story moving.Overall, She Came to Slay is a great biography of Harriet Tubman for the entire family to learn more about this amazing American hero.This review was originally posted on my blog at: https://lauragerold.blogspot.com/2019...
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  • Mindo'ermatter
    January 1, 1970
    Exceptional Summary of a Heroic Woman's Life!The author skillfully retells the story of one woman's relentless courage against all odds to accomplish so much in her fight for freedom, dignity, and opportunity for the enslaved, the downtrodden, and the abused of humanity. Too many untold accounts of the tragedies of slavery might never be told because those stories were lost or never recorded. Fortunately, from a variety of authoritative sources, these amazing examples of human greatness in the Exceptional Summary of a Heroic Woman's Life!The author skillfully retells the story of one woman's relentless courage against all odds to accomplish so much in her fight for freedom, dignity, and opportunity for the enslaved, the downtrodden, and the abused of humanity. Too many untold accounts of the tragedies of slavery might never be told because those stories were lost or never recorded. Fortunately, from a variety of authoritative sources, these amazing examples of human greatness in the face of overwhelming opposition can be told and retold to benefit us all.Although so much more could be told (as documented in the supporting references and notes), the author's skillful selection of key events and their surrounding historical context gives new life of Harriet's many sacrifices for the benefit of general audiences. Neither too long nor too short, this work combines engaging narrative with supporting quotes, illustrations, and photographs to help us in some small way experience and feel a portion of this amazing woman's life, hope, and faith. An inspirational example of what one person can do, who never gave up on making the world a better place.The Audible narrations were effective too in making the text experiential and more poignant. An excellent resource for all ages.I hope the author continues to create sensitive and real portrayals of great people because of what they did and overcame.
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  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    This is my book for #ReadingWomenChallenge prompt 6: a non fiction title by a woman historian.It could also count for prompt 12 because Harriet Tubman is certainly inspirational, prompt 6 because it is a biography, or prompt 16 because I would count Tubman,s trauma induced epilepsy a disability.For whatever reason you read it, read it you should. I had very little idea who Tubman was - I am not American and am not well versed in that nation's history.How did people, and a woman at that, do what This is my book for #ReadingWomenChallenge prompt 6: a non fiction title by a woman historian.It could also count for prompt 12 because Harriet Tubman is certainly inspirational, prompt 6 because it is a biography, or prompt 16 because I would count Tubman,s trauma induced epilepsy a disability.For whatever reason you read it, read it you should. I had very little idea who Tubman was - I am not American and am not well versed in that nation's history.How did people, and a woman at that, do what she did in the time she did it, and where she did it? It truly is extraordinary.With everything against her this amazing woman rose to the occasion, again and again, and forged a path, saving so many many lives.What an incredible human being.Dunbar's telling of Tubman's story is engaging and enthralling. I felt like I was at a kitchen table, drinking tea, listening to tales of immeasurable braveness.I am so glad I picked this book and know something of Tubman's unparalleled life.
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  • Erik
    January 1, 1970
    With the bicentennial of Harriet Tubman's birth coming up, both the recent movie and this book make good introductions to the life of this fascinating figure from American history.Did you know that Tubman was the first woman to command US troops in battle? Did you know that John Brown called her "General" Tubman and that she helped Brown locate recruits for his doomed raid on the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry in 1859? Did you know that after the Civil War, she fought for decades to get a With the bicentennial of Harriet Tubman's birth coming up, both the recent movie and this book make good introductions to the life of this fascinating figure from American history.Did you know that Tubman was the first woman to command US troops in battle? Did you know that John Brown called her "General" Tubman and that she helped Brown locate recruits for his doomed raid on the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry in 1859? Did you know that after the Civil War, she fought for decades to get a pension as a Union Army veteran?These and other fascinating facts make Tubman an intriguing American hero for a new era of historical study that brings stories of African Americans and women to the fore.Dunbar's book is a quick read, with straightforward text that you could read as a bedtime story to a teen or enjoy as an adult in short snippets or one longer read. Great graphics, including original illustrations, make the book even more engaging.
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  • Audra
    January 1, 1970
    I picked up this book from the library because I love Harriet Tubman. However, I didn't think I would learn too many new things about her because many books seem to repeat the same things. I was wrong. This book revealed some new details of Harriet Tubman's life to me and also listed a number of resources in the back for further reading. The struggles of Harriet's life beyond her trails and trials on the Underground Railroad are presented in a way that is engaging and easy to read. This is only I picked up this book from the library because I love Harriet Tubman. However, I didn't think I would learn too many new things about her because many books seem to repeat the same things. I was wrong. This book revealed some new details of Harriet Tubman's life to me and also listed a number of resources in the back for further reading. The struggles of Harriet's life beyond her trails and trials on the Underground Railroad are presented in a way that is engaging and easy to read. This is only the second book I've read that goes into detail about her successfully leading the raid on the Combahee River. The autobiography Sarah Bradford wrote about Mother Tubman pales in comparison to this book, so much so that I may have to go and adjust my rating of the aforementioned. I recommend this book for readers of all ages.
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  • Tianna Peterson
    January 1, 1970
    Growing up being black during Black History Month you would always hear about Ms. Harriet Tubman and all she done with the Underground Railroad and freeing of the slaves. This book goes so much deeper than that. This book tells you more about how she was bought up and you get to learn about her family and how they were kept in slavery when she was born a free woman. This book gives such accurate information about to everything Ms. Tubman has done and the risk she was willing to take on a daily Growing up being black during Black History Month you would always hear about Ms. Harriet Tubman and all she done with the Underground Railroad and freeing of the slaves. This book goes so much deeper than that. This book tells you more about how she was bought up and you get to learn about her family and how they were kept in slavery when she was born a free woman. This book gives such accurate information about to everything Ms. Tubman has done and the risk she was willing to take on a daily basis to ensure her family and as many others were free. I learned many new details that I didn’t know before. The one that really pissed me off was about President Lincoln. I always knew that the war was never about freeing the slaves (as much as people want to give him that credit) but I never knew that he wanted to ship blacks out the country. This book is definitely good for thought and I highly recommended you pick this book up today!!!!
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  • LaDonna
    January 1, 1970
    She came to Slay, not to play!Harriet Araminta Tubman Davis aka Moses AKA Mother Moses is my forever sheep.I thought I knew, but I had no idea of the level of her greatness. Some would argue that she was a woman before her time. I disagree, she was a woman "for such a time as this." She did everything like a boss! And boy did she do some things:- solo emancipation - emancipation of others- looked out for family - military veteran - civil rights advocate - suffragette - feminist - elderly She came to Slay, not to play!Harriet Araminta Tubman Davis aka Moses AKA Mother Moses is my forever sheep.I thought I knew, but I had no idea of the level of her greatness. Some would argue that she was a woman before her time. I disagree, she was a woman "for such a time as this." She did everything like a boss! And boy did she do some things:- solo emancipation ✔- emancipation of others✔- looked out for family ✔- military veteran ✔- civil rights advocate ✔- suffragette ✔- feminist ✔- elderly caretaker ✔- American Legend ✔She IS goals!My courageous goals.My spiritual goals. My career goals.She is the epitome of Black Girl Magic, Black Power, Black Excellence, and Black Girls Rock - all in one.Her birthday should be a national holiday.Her face should be on US currency. Well done good and faithful servant, well done.
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  • Sonia Schoenfield
    January 1, 1970
    This is just the kind of biography I want to read. 136 pages, photographs, maps, family tree, and an engaging style kept me interested throughout. After reading The Tubman Command I've been curious about Harriet Tubman and this was the perfect book for me to read to find out more about her. What a woman! She seems larger than life, the way she rescued so many family and friends through the Underground Railroad without losing a single person along the way. And she herself had a price on her head This is just the kind of biography I want to read. 136 pages, photographs, maps, family tree, and an engaging style kept me interested throughout. After reading The Tubman Command I've been curious about Harriet Tubman and this was the perfect book for me to read to find out more about her. What a woman! She seems larger than life, the way she rescued so many family and friends through the Underground Railroad without losing a single person along the way. And she herself had a price on her head as a runaway slave. She came to the aid of her country during the Civil War as a nurse, scout, and spy, although it took decades for her to receive the pay she was due. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to know more about this heroic woman.
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  • Maggie Carr
    January 1, 1970
    #Audiobaking today while listening to She Came To Slay. I have only ever heard of Harriet's work on the underground railroad, but in the scheme of her amazing life, that was such a small part of the good she did! As a nurse and spy during the Civil War she was an important part of history. She baked all through the night (50 pies or more). I had no idea of the limits and delays the Emancipation Proclamation played, nor the advocacy work done until her death. I'm disappointed that she was never #Audiobaking today while listening to She Came To Slay. I have only ever heard of Harriet's work on the underground railroad, but in the scheme of her amazing life, that was such a small part of the good she did! As a nurse and spy during the Civil War she was an important part of history. She baked all through the night (50 pies or more). I had no idea of the limits and delays the Emancipation Proclamation played, nor the advocacy work done until her death. I'm disappointed that she was never recognized nor paid for her work during the war until she was over 70 years old. Amazing, amazing woman!
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  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    This was a really fast, engaging read. I actually wanted it to slow down a few times, and I'm glad I've got another biography of her from the library to try as well (if I can only snatch the time before it's due). This is definitely a step up from the junior-nonfiction bio Freedom Train, but kind of aimed at teens/young adults, I think. It has a lot of infographics and illustrations by Monica Ahanonu, which are neat, but make it feel... not quite serious, if that makes sense.Still, I did learn a This was a really fast, engaging read. I actually wanted it to slow down a few times, and I'm glad I've got another biography of her from the library to try as well (if I can only snatch the time before it's due). This is definitely a step up from the junior-nonfiction bio Freedom Train, but kind of aimed at teens/young adults, I think. It has a lot of infographics and illustrations by Monica Ahanonu, which are neat, but make it feel... not quite serious, if that makes sense.Still, I did learn a lot from this book, both about Harriet Tubman and the world she inhabited. If you're looking for one book to learn about her life, this is a good one to pick, I think.
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  • Theodore
    January 1, 1970
    If you're expecting the in-depth work of Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar then unfortunately you're going to be slightly disappointed for. However, if you want an informative, concise, and enjoyable read on the the remarkable woman that Harriet Tubman was then this is for you. I shamefully only had the most general knowledge of Harriet, this book delivers a lot of nuanced information that you probably wouldn't have If you're expecting the in-depth work of Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar then unfortunately you're going to be slightly disappointed for. However, if you want an informative, concise, and enjoyable read on the the remarkable woman that Harriet Tubman was then this is for you. I shamefully only had the most general knowledge of Harriet, this book delivers a lot of nuanced information that you probably wouldn't have known until you read this.
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