Summary: “If you are tired, keep going; if you are scared, keep going; if you want to taste freedom, keep going.” -Harriet Tubman This, according to historian Catherine Clinton in her book Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom, is one of Tubman’s most enduring quotes, a “motto that has been handed down to the present generations as part of her enduring legacy.” What are some of the aspects of slavery that Harriet Tubman lived through that are universal to many enslaved African-Americans? Make sure you provide specific examples. What about her experiences with the UGRR, the Civil War, and afterward, set her apart from other participants in the struggle for freedom? And why, before Clinton’s biography, had Tubman only been immortalized in children’s stories and plays. Why do you think that has been so difficult to produce a definitive biography of Tubman? What is the enduring legacy of Harriet Tubman? Your paper must include specific examples from the Harriet Tubman book and the lectures. Please include specifics regarding her experiences in slavery, her work with the UGRR, her work as a spy in the Civil War, and her continued work afterward. There’s no need to “retell the story,” but you must include specifics to back up your assertions. I only need two quotes from the book Harriet Tubman Road To Freedom in this paper. It’s one of the main asks also it will be turned in to turnitin so no plagiarism please!
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