1901: Harriet Tubman, the Moses of Her People
Author/Editor: Sarah Bradford
Harriet, the Moses of her People is a biography of Harriet Tubman, the abolitionist and prominent figure in the Underground Railroad and the Civil War. This work was privately funded by the author, Sarah H. Bradford, and the proceeds went directly to Tubman. While Bradford has been said to use some poetic license in depicting Tubman’s strength, cleverness, and other characteristics, this work has been celebrated as a vivid description of the life of Harriet Tubman, and a primary source showing how she was represented in the years after the repeal of slavery.