By Tubman, Harriet; Bradford, Sarah Hopkins; Tubman, Harriet
In 1869, Sarah Hopkins Bradford released Scenes within the lifetime of Harriet Tubman. notwithstanding frequently disjointed, this account offered to the general public a mythical determine of the Underground Railroad. In 1886, Bradford considerably rewrote the biography on the request of Tubman, who was hoping its revenues could increase adequate money for the construction of a clinic for outdated and disabled coloured humans. This moment variation, Harriet, the Moses of Her People, supplied little new details, yet prepared the jumbled narrative of Scenes in chronological order, offering a clearer account of Tubman's life.
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It was after dusk when a man came slowly walking along the solid pathway on the edge of the swamp. ” Not Luther before the Council at Worms was grander than this brave old man in his unswerving adherence to principle. ” 37 proved to be a “friend” in need and indeed; he seemed to be talking to himself, but ears quickened by sharp practice caught the words he was saying: “My wagon stands in the barn-yard of the next farm across the way. ” And the man was gone. Night fell, and Harriet stole forth to the place designated.
De hounds are baying on my track, Ole Master comes behind, Resolved that he will bring me back, Before I cross the line; [Page 50]I’m now embarked for yonder shore, Where a man’s a man by law, De iron horse will bear me o’er, To “shake de lion’s paw;” Oh, righteous Father, wilt thou not pity me, 34 And help me on to Canada. where all de slaves are free. Oh I heard Queen Victoria say, That if we would forsake, Our native land of slavery, And come across de lake; Dat she was standing on de shore, Wid arms extended wide, To give us all a peaceful home, Beyond de rolling tide; Farewell, ole Master, don’t think hard of me, I’m traveling on to Canada, where all de slaves are free.
Page 48]Up to this time, as they traveled they had talked and sung hymns together, like Pilgrim and his friends, and Joe’s voice was the loudest and sweetest among them; but now he hanged his harp upon the willows, and could sing the Lord’s songs no more. ” 33 They passed along in safety through New York State, and at length found themselves approaching the Suspension Bridge. They could see the promised land on the other side. The uninviting plains of Canada seemed to them, “Sweet fields beyond the swelling flood, All dressed in living green;” but they were not safe yet.