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The Resource Bound for the promised land : Harriet Tubman, portrait of an American hero, Kate Clifford Larson, (sound recording)

Bound for the promised land : Harriet Tubman, portrait of an American hero, Kate Clifford Larson, (sound recording)

Label
Bound for the promised land : Harriet Tubman, portrait of an American hero
Title
Bound for the promised land
Title remainder
Harriet Tubman, portrait of an American hero
Statement of responsibility
Kate Clifford Larson
Title variation
Harriet Tubman, portrait of an American hero
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Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Harriet Tubman is one of the giants of American history-a fearless visionary who led scores of her fellow slaves to freedom and battled courageously behind enemy lines during the Civil War. And yet in the nine decades since her death, next to nothing has been written about this extraordinary woman aside from juvenile biographies. The truth about Harriet Tubman has become lost inside a legend woven of racial and gender stereotypes. Now at last, in this long-overdue biography, historian Kate Clifford Larson gives Harriet Tubman the powerful, intimate, meticulously detailed life she deserves.Drawing from a trove of new documents and sources as well extensive genealogical research, Larson reveals Tubman as a complex woman-brilliant, shrewd, deeply religious, and passionate in her pursuit of freedom. The descendant of the vibrant, matrilineal Ashanti people of the African Gold Coast, Tubman was born into slavery on the Eastern Shore of Maryland but refused to spend her life in bondage. While still a young woman she embarked on a perilous journey of self-liberation-and then, having won her own freedom, she returned again and again to liberate family and friends, tapping into the Underground Railroad.Yet despite her success, her celebrity, and her close ties with Northern politicians and abolitionists, Tubman suffered crushing physical pain and emotional setbacks. Stripping away myths and misconceptions, Larson presents stunning new details about Tubman's accomplishments, personal life, and influence, including her relationship with Frederick Douglass, her involvement with John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, and revelations about a young woman who may have been Tubman's daughter. Here too are Tubman's twilight years after the war, when she worked for women's rights and in support of her fellow blacks, and when racist politicians and suffragists marginalized her contribution.Harriet Tubman, her life, and her work remain an inspiration to all who value freedom. Now, thanks to Larson's breathtaking biography, we can finally appreciate Tubman as a complete human being-an American hero, yes, but also a woman who loved, suffered, and sacrificed. Bound for the Promised Land is a magnificent work of biography, history, and truth telling
Cataloging source
ZJI
Dewey number
  • 973.7/115/092
  • [B]
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
E444.T82
LC item number
L37 2015ab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Pam Ward
Target audience
general
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Bound for the promised land : Harriet Tubman, portrait of an American hero, Kate Clifford Larson, (sound recording)
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Publication
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Title from container
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unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn930886385
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 audio discs (12 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504656030
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781504656030
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZEbo23
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)930886385
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Compact disc
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not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Bound for the promised land : Harriet Tubman, portrait of an American hero, Kate Clifford Larson, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Title from container
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn930886385
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 audio discs (12 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504656030
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781504656030
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZEbo23
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)930886385
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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