Harriet Tubman | Her Half of History
This bonus episode comes to us from Lori Davis and her excellent podcast Her Half of History. Brand new episode of The Wild West Extravaganza still scheduled for Wednesday but I thought I'd go ahead and share this as well. Enjoy!
This woman is a superhero. She escaped herself and then put herself in danger many times to help others do the same. During the Civil War, she served as a nurse and educator and spy and commanded a charge of armed men. All without any formal education herself. After the war she continued to find so many ways to help her fellow human beings that if she were anybody else, that would be the story. As it is, it all feels like an afterthought to her underground railroad and civil war work. My major source for today was Kate Clifford Larson’s biography Bound for the Promised Land. The first biography of Tubman was written in 1869 by Sarah Bradford, Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman.
Her Half of History - https://herhalfofhistory.com/
Bound for the Promised Land by Kate Clifford Larson - https://www.amazon.com/Bound-Promised-Land-Portrait-American/dp/0345456289
Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman by Sarah Bradford - https://web.archive.org/web/20161216040502/http:/docsouth.unc.edu/neh/bradford/bradford.html
The Library of Congress has an article about spirituals and their history: https://www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200197495/
The Charleston Mercury’s account of the Combahee River raid: https://web.archive.org/web/20111004194604/http://www.cw-chronicles.com/blog/the-enemy%e2%80%99s-raid-on-the-banks-of-the-combahee/