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The Resource Harriet Tubman, secret agent : how daring slaves and free Blacks spied for the Union during the Civil War, Thomas B. Allen ; featuring illustrations by Carla Bauer

Harriet Tubman, secret agent : how daring slaves and free Blacks spied for the Union during the Civil War, Thomas B. Allen ; featuring illustrations by Carla Bauer

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Harriet Tubman, secret agent : how daring slaves and free Blacks spied for the Union during the Civil War
Title
Harriet Tubman, secret agent
Title remainder
how daring slaves and free Blacks spied for the Union during the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Thomas B. Allen ; featuring illustrations by Carla Bauer
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, readers discover that Harriet Tubman--well-known to them as an ex-slave who led hundreds of her people to freedom along the Underground Railroad--was also a spy for the Union Army. She also recruited former slaves for Colonel James Montgomery, a Union officer who was raising an all-black brigade for a raid up the Combahee River to attack plantations in South Carolina. Thanks to information obtained by Tubman and her black recruits Montgomery's men along with Tubman managed to elude Rebel torpedoes and swarm ashore. They destroyed a Confederate supply depot, torched homes and warehouses, and freed more than 750 plantation slaves. The report on the raid to Lincoln's Secretary of War stated: "This is the only military command in American history wherein a woman, black or white, led the raid and under whose inspiration it was originated and conducted." The Union Army realized Tubman's knowledge of Underground Railroad routes and southern terrain would make her invaluable as a secret agent. Tubman and the slaves she freed formed a spy ring that added to the wealth of information contained in a special category of Union intelligence called Black Dispatches. Although she was praised for her war efforts, it took 30 years for her to get the military pension earned by Union soldiers. Queen Victoria awarded her a medal for her bravery; no such tribute comes from the United States
Summary
Provides a biography of this courageous ex-slave who worked to establish the Underground Railroad, became a Union Army spy, and helped more than seven hundred slaves find their way to freedom in the North
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
169566
Cataloging source
DLC
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Allen, Thomas B
Dewey number
  • 973.7/115
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E444.T82
LC item number
A73 2006
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Bauer, Carla
  • National Geographic Society (U.S.)
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True
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  • Tubman, Harriet
  • Slaves
  • African American women
  • Underground Railroad
  • Spies
  • Tubman, Harriet
  • Slaves
  • African American women
  • Underground Railroad
  • Spies
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how daring slaves and free Blacks spied for the Union during the Civil War
Label
Harriet Tubman, secret agent : how daring slaves and free Blacks spied for the Union during the Civil War, Thomas B. Allen ; featuring illustrations by Carla Bauer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 182-188) and index
Contents
Black Moses -- Harriet's escape -- The Underground Railroad -- Slave revolts -- John Brown meets the general -- Trouble at Harpers Ferry -- The "old colored woman" -- Trouble in the capital -- The secret war -- Black dispatches -- Black spies and the Anaconda Plan -- Harriet goes to war -- The general leads a raid -- Telling the secrets
Control code
ocm62161247
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
191 p.
Isbn
9780792278894
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2005030927
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)62161247
Label
Harriet Tubman, secret agent : how daring slaves and free Blacks spied for the Union during the Civil War, Thomas B. Allen ; featuring illustrations by Carla Bauer
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 182-188) and index
Contents
Black Moses -- Harriet's escape -- The Underground Railroad -- Slave revolts -- John Brown meets the general -- Trouble at Harpers Ferry -- The "old colored woman" -- Trouble in the capital -- The secret war -- Black dispatches -- Black spies and the Anaconda Plan -- Harriet goes to war -- The general leads a raid -- Telling the secrets
Control code
ocm62161247
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
191 p.
Isbn
9780792278894
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2005030927
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)62161247

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