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Paperback, 251 pages
Published December 1st 1997 by Powernomics Corp of Amer
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John
Mar 16, 2014 John rated it really liked it
According to legend, Tubman announced her departure times on the Underground Railroad at least twice a day by signing the hymn "Steal Away" and "Follow the Drinking Gourd" within ear shot of slave cabins. Although her spirit was as strong as her body, she carried a pistol and was prepared to use it to engender respect from whites and intestinal fortitude from cautious blacks. At great risk to her own life, Tubman made repeated trips into hostile southern areas to draw enslaved blacks out of cap ...more
Mell
Jan 18, 2014 Mell rated it liked it
The negative sounding title is about the fact that history (and many American institutions) like to ignore Black history and truths like slavery and discrimination. I like that Anderson's book recognizes both famous and unknown heroes and sheroes.

I don't agree with his perspective that "the women's issue is a class issue." While I wholeheartedly agree that white woman commandeered the women's movement, their status as white does not mean that white men are going to be the protectors of white wom
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Monique
Jul 09, 2016 Monique rated it it was amazing
What an eye-opening version of facts...these 'dirty secrets' are will researched and certainly nothing you will read in a textbook. Read this book to discover what went on behind the scenes in some of the most discussed historical moments.
Courtney
Sep 25, 2012 Courtney rated it it was amazing
Wonderful read... Amazing black history that most would not know exist
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