The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain
a wide variety of material associated with Harriet Tubman,
including manuscripts, photographs, and books.
This guide compiles links to digital materials related
to Harriet Tubman that are available throughout the Library
of Congress Web site. In addition, it provides links to external
Web sites focusing on Tubman and a bibliography containing
selected works for both general and younger readers.
Library of Congress | External
Web Sites | Selected Bibliography
American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray
This collection presents a panoramic and eclectic review
of African-American history and culture, spanning almost
one hundred years from the early nineteenth through the
early twentieth centuries, with the bulk of the material
published between 1875 and 1900. Harriet Tubman is mentioned
in the Minutes
of the Second Convention of the National Association of
Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed
This collection comprises 28,000 primary source items
dating from the seventeenth century to the present and encompassing
key events and eras in American history. Harriet Tubman
is mentioned in An
old Story Made New: Negro Makers of History by
Carter Godwin Woodson.
A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of
Women’s History and Culture in the United States
The site contains a slightly expanded and fully searchable
version of the print publication American Women: A Library
of Congress Guide for the Study of Women's History and Culture
in the United States (Washington, D.C.: Library of
Congress, 2001). The guide includes a brief biography on
Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional
Documents and Debates, 1774-1875
This collection consists of a linked set of published congressional
records of the United States of America from the Continental
Congress through the 43rd Congress, 1774-1875. Search
the collection to find five items that mention Harriet
NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911
The Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller scrapbooks
are a part of the National American Woman Suffrage Association
(NAWSA) Collection in the Library's Rare Book and Special
Collections Division. These scrapbooks document the activities
of the Geneva Political Equality Club, which the Millers
founded in 1897, as well as efforts at the state, national,
and international levels to win the vote for women. Browse
the collection by subject to locate four
items pertaining to Harriet Tubman.
for Women: Selections from the National American Woman Suffrage
Association Collection, 1848-1921
The NAWSA Collection consists of 167 books, pamphlets
and other artifacts documenting the suffrage campaign. Harriet
Tubman is mentioned in the timeline
One Hundred Years Toward Suffrage.
Amazing Americans: Harriet Tubman
Designed for elementary and middle-school students, America's
Library provides a variety of stories about Harriet Tubman,
Conductor of the Underground Railroad, Tubman's
Early Years and Escape from Slavery, and Tubman
During the Civil War.
Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship
This exhibition showcases the incomparable African-American
collections of the Library of Congress. The book Harriet,
the Moses of Her People by Sarah H. Bradford is
included the Abolition
and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)
Search PPOC using the subject heading Tubman,
Harriet, 1820?-1913 to find digital images related
to Tubman. Search in PPOC using the phrase Harriet Tubman to locate additional images.
Topics in Chronicling America
Chronicling America provides free access to millions of historic American newspaper pages. The Serial & Government Publications Division has created topic guides to newspapers in Chronicling America. Included on the topics page is a guide for Harriet Tubman.
American History Month Portal
In celebration of African American History Month, this
Web site highlights the many resources on African-American
history and culture available from our extensive online
Features and Activities
A comprehensive look at America's history through primary
sources. Explore documents relating to slavery during the National Expansion and Reform Era.
Slavery to Civil Rights: A Timeline of African-American
This interactive activity introduces African-American
history through primary sources.
Words of Wisdom
Discover the wisdom shared by women from many walks of
life through the years of America's past. Click on Harriet
Tubman to listen to her words of wisdom in this activity.
Slavery in the United States: Primary Sources and the Historical Record
This lesson introduces students to primary sources -- what they are, their great variety, and how they can be analyzed.
Web Guides produced by the Digital Reference Section
of the Library of Congress
American Sites in the Digital Collections
This guide highlights contributions by African Americans
to the arts, education, industry, literature, politics
and much more as represented in the vast online collections
of the Library. Harriet Tubman is included in the National
Expansion and Reform Era.
This guide provides links to resources for slavery and
a bibliography containing selections for both general
and younger readers.
African-American Experience in Ohio 1850-1920
This digital collection illuminates specific moments in the history of Ohio's African-Americans and provides an overview of their experiences during the time period 1850 to 1920 in the words of the people that lived them. Included in the
collection is a newspaper article entitled "Unveil
Tubman Memorial" from the Cleveland Advocate.
in America: America's Journey through Slavery, from PBS
The Africans in America Web site is a companion to Africans
in America, a six-hour public television series. The site
examines the economic and intellectual foundations of slavery
in America and the global economy that prospered from it.
It reveals how the presence of African people and their
struggle for freedom transformed America. The site includes
a brief biography on Harriet
Tubman, a photograph
of Tubman, and a document for the Incident
that Happened in Troy, New York.
Church in the Southern Black Community, 1780-1925
This compilation of printed texts traces how Southern
African Americans experienced and transformed Protestant
Christianity into the central institution of community life.
A sketch of Harriet Tubman's life is included in the book Women
of Achievement: Written for the Fireside Schools Under the
Auspices of the Woman's American Baptist Home Mission Society by Benjamin Griffith Brawley.
the American South, from the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill
Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital
publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts,
images, and audio files related to southern history, literature,
and culture. The project includes the full text of Harriet,
the Moses of Her People and Scenes
in the Life of Harriet Tubman by Sarah H. Bradford.
Women's Hall of Fame: Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman was inducted into the National Women's Hall
of Fame in 1973.
Bradford, Sarah H. Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People.
Bedford, Mass.: Applewood Books, 1993.
LC Call Number: E444.T82 B73 1993 [Catalog
-----. Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman. Freeport,
N.Y.:, Books for Libraries Press, 1971.
LC Call Number: E444 .T894 1971 [Catalog
Clinton, Catherine. Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom.
Boston: Little, Brown, 2004.
LC Call Number: E444.T82 C57 2004 [Catalog
Humez, Jean McMahon. Harriet Tubman: The Life and the
Life Stories. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press,
LC Call Number: E444.T82 H86 2003 [Catalog
Larson, Kate Clifford. Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet
Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero. New York: Ballantine,
LC Call Number: E444.T82 L37 2004 [Catalog
Lowry, Beverly. Harriet Tubman: Imagining a Life.
New York: Doubleday, 2007.
LC Call Number: E444.T82 L68 2007 [Catalog
Sernett, Milton C. Harriet Tubman: Myth, Memory, and
History. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2007.
LC Call Number: E444.T82 S45 2007 [Catalog
Benge, Janet. Harriet Tubman: Freedombound. Lynnwood,
Wash.: Emerald Books, 2002.
LC Call Number: E444.T82 B427 2002 [Catalog
Blue, Rose. Harriet Tubman: Riding the Freedom Train.
Brookfield, Conn.: The Millbrook Press, 2003.
LC Call Number: E444.T82 B58 2003 [Catalog
Gayle, Sharon Shavers. Harriet Tubman and the Freedom
Train. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 2003.
LC Call Number: E444.T82 G39 2003 [Catalog
Klingel, Cynthia Fitterer. Harriet Tubman: Abolitionist
and Underground Railroad Conductor. Chanhassen, Minn.:
Child's World, 2004.
LC Call Number: E444.T82 K558 2004 [Catalog
Koestler-Grack, Rachel A. The Story of Harriet Tubman.
Philadelphia: Chelsea Clubhouse, 2004.
LC Call Number: E444.T82 .K64 2004 [Catalog
Kudlinski, Kathleen V. Harriet Tubman: Freedom's Trailblazer.
New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 2002.
LC Call Number: E444.T82 K83 2002 [Catalog
Kulling, Monica. Escape North!: The Story of Harriet
Tubman. New York: Random House, 2003.
LC Call Number: E444.T82 K85 2003 [Catalog
McDonough, Yona Zeldis. Who Was Harriet Tubman?
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 2002.
LC Call Number: E444.T82 M375 2002 [Catalog
Schraff, Anne E. Harriet Tubman: Moses of the Underground
Railroad. Berkeley Heights, N.J.: Enslow Pub, 2001.
LC Call Number: E444.T82 S36 2001 [Catalog
Weatherford, Carole Boston. Moses: When Harriet Tubman
Led Her People to Freedom. New York: Hyperion Books for
LC Call Number: E444.T82 W43 2006 [Catalog