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By Brandi S. Garner on 08-22-17
I learned so much! She's definitely my Shero! I had no idea she did ALL the things she did outside of freeing slaves. She did so much humanitarian things, advocating for the indigent, women suffrage rights, served her Country in the military, etc!
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By KMS on 07-11-18
Returning this book
First, white authors need to stay out of Black spaces. And that is clear in this case. What we know to be rape perpetrated by whites against Black enslaved women and girls, this author calls “coupling.” After describing back breaking work Ms Tubman was forced into, this author says Ms Tubman came to enjoy the physical exertion. I’m skeptical. I can’t imagine an enslaved person coming to enjoy back breaking work. Sometimes people adapt to terrible conditions in order to survive. After I heard the phrase “hired out” a half dozen times, I was done. Enslaved persons were not employees.
They weren’t *hired* by anyone.
At the same time, this author describes the terrible conditions well. I’m confused by her language choices and I think those choices matter.
I am returning this book and I will find a biography that doesn’t diminish any part of slavery