She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman

She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman Details

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.

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Title:She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman
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  • Diane S ?

    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...

  • Yesenia Juarez

    Yes Araminta!!! Wonderful I need moreeeeeee!!!!...

  • Sam toer

    Such a remarkable fighter!...

  • Sara

    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 st...

  • Gerry

    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 wri...

  • Jaclyn (sixminutesforme)

    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, th...

  • Samantha Jean

    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 sl...

  • Christy

    I can't believe how much I didn't know about Harriet Tubman before I read this book....

  • LeeTravelGoddess

    I mean, it’s Mother Harriett... of course this book is amazing thus automatically a TOPS !!!...

  • Molly

    Put this woman on the $20 bill already. Fascinating story of one of the most brave, important, badass women in history....