- ›› Coverage People : Harriet Tubman
Catherine Clinton, professor of US history at Queen’s University Belfast, mixes history and biography to humanize Tubman, one of America’s most-recognized, but little-known heroes.
Women always played a significant role in the struggle against slavery and discrimination. White and black Quaker women and female slaves took a strong moral stand against slavery. As abolitionists, they circulated petitions, wrote letters and poems, and published articles in the leading anti-slavery periodicals such as the Liberator. Some of these women educated blacks, both free and enslaved, and some of them joined the American Anti-Slavery Society and founded their own biracial organization, the Philadelphia...