Harriet Tubman, secret agent how daring slaves and free Blacks spied for the Union during the Civil War by Thomas B. Allen

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Published by National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C .

Written in English

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Places:

  • United States

Subjects:

  • Tubman, Harriet, 1820?-1913 -- Juvenile literature,
  • Slaves -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
  • African American women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
  • Underground railroad -- Juvenile literature

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementwritten by Thomas B. Allen ; with illustrations by Carla Bauer.
GenreJuvenile literature., Biography
ContributionsBauer, Carla, ill.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE444.T82 A73 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3414763M
ISBN 100792278895, 0792278909
LC Control Number2005030927

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