The author of Tituba of Salem Village renders a compelling portrait of Harriet Tubman, one of the pioneers of the Underground Railroad–the system of safe houses and routes that led hundreds of slaves to freedom.
Born a slave, Harriet Tubman dreamed of freedom. And through hard work and her willingness to risk everything-including her life-she was able to make that dream come true.But after making her escape, Harriet realized that her own freedom was not enough. So she became a conductor on the Underground Railroad, and devoted her life to helping others make the journey out of bondage.
An invisible threat to plantation owners, she served as a symbol of strength and inspiration for her people. She was the legendary “Moses,” delivering hundreds from the desert of slavery. With indisputable narrative skill, Ann Petry recreates the life of a woman of great strength, bravery, and unshakeable moral fiber.