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Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent

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It's 1863. Harriet Tubman is facing one of the biggest -- and most dangerous -- challenges of her life: that of Union spy! You are about to enter the undercover world of African-American spies -- enslaved and free -- risking everything in the name of freedom. How were the Underground Railroad and slave songs used to pass secret messages? What were "contrabands" and "Black Dispatches?" You'll discover these answers and more as the action unfolds.

This detailed account includes archival images, woodcuts, maps, a time line, footnotes, and extensive quote sources, making it an excellent resource for report writing as well as an exciting true-life adventure.

Discover more about this historic figure in A Mighty Girl's Harriet Tubman Collection.

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"The type font and black-and-white reproductions and maps greatly enhance the presentation; in addition to illustrations from traditional sources, such as the Library of Congress, there are quality originals. A great addition to any collection." -- School Library Journal

"Allen brings readers much more than the usual biography of the brave rescuer on the Underground Railroad. This small, packed volume tells of Harriet Tubman's astonishing roles as spy, secret agent, and military leader, and it combines her personal story with a history of the abolitionist movement and the Civil War, focusing on how ex-slaves and free blacks served the Union cause." -- Booklist

Product Details

Recommended Age 10 and up
Author Thomas B. Allen
Illustrator Carla Bauer
ISBN 0792278895
Publication Date Oct 10, 2006
Publisher National Geographic Children's Books
Language English