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

Label
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
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. More specifically she worked behind Confederate lines in South Carolina getting information about troop movement and Rebel fortifications from slaves that she was leading to freedom on the Underground Railroad. 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."
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Allen, Thomas B
Dewey number
  • 973.7/115
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
Middle School
LC call number
E444.T82
LC item number
A73 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
8.0.
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bauer, Carla
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tubman, Harriet
  • Tubman, Harriet
  • Tubman, Harriet
  • Tubman, Harriet
  • Slaves
  • African American women
  • Underground Railroad
  • Slaves
  • African American women
  • Underground Railroad
  • African American women
  • Slaves
  • Underground Railroad
  • Underground Railroad
  • Slaves
  • Underground Railroad
  • African American women
  • United States
Target audience
juvenile
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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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9781426304019
Lccn
2005030927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • AHU-5181
  • (OCoLC)ocm62161247
  • (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 (pages 182-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9781426304019
Lccn
2005030927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • AHU-5181
  • (OCoLC)ocm62161247
  • (OCoLC)62161247

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