While Harriet Tubman remains one of history's best-known African Americans, until recently there have been few biographies of her written for adults.
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Because her life is inspiring, there are appropriately many children's stories about Tubman, but these tend to stress her early life, her own escape from slavery, and her work with the Underground Railroad. Less well known and neglected by many historians are her Civil War service and her activities in the nearly 50 years she lived after the Civil War ended.
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