20 Jul 2006
- Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom
The base tale of Harriet Tubman, freedom fighter and public speaker on behalf of rights for all races, is well learned in school; however, the full story of this important figure in history isn’t known. Until now. The new book Home, Miss Moses: A Novel in the Time of Harriet Tubman attempts to address the situation. Authors Margaret Ross Seward Peters and E.M. Anderson have given the world an in-depth look at this famous abolitionist.
Home, Miss Moses is a meticulously researched fictional account of a much-admired historical figure. Written in first-person, the book follows Tubman’s life as a child and culminates in her later years as she toured the country, interacting with famous American social and political figures.
Giving readers a clear-eyed look at the intolerable life lived by many slaves, this tome also exposes the brutal incompetence of the military leadership of some Union units and acts as an unforgiving examination of the post-Civil War reinstitution and suppression in the South.
Caught at a time of tremendous strife in the United States, Tubman was a bright light, shining through the darkness, guiding us ever closer toward true freedom and equality.
Home, Miss Moses is available at www.amazon.com and all online bookstores.