Details: Product description University Press returns with another short and captivating portrait of one of history’s most compelling figures, Harriet Tubman. Harriet Tubman was born a slave but found her way to freedom. Yet she was not satisfied to stop at merely attending to her own welfare. As a conductor on the Underground Railroad, she risked her life to help many others to escape the degradation of slavery too. Becoming one of the key players in the abolitionist movement, Harriet Tubman brought intelligence, courage, and persistence to the monumental task of overcoming slavery. Her story is an inspiration - a remarkable story of loss, compassion, and grit. This short book tells the intensely human story of a woman who has changed the world in a way that no one else could.