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Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom - Chapter 12, Final Battles Summary & Analysis

Catherine Clinton
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Chapter 12, Final Battles Summary

When the war ended, Harriet settled down in Auburn, but she continued to help others. Her household contained not only her own family members, but also others who also needed help. She spoke on the suffrage circuit and attended meetings on the topic. She was held in high esteem.

Harriet continued to ask others to help newly freed blacks. She raised funds for schools and hospitals, concentrating her effort on the Finger Lakes region. She also tried to obtain a pension for her service to the military. William Seward tried to help her with this.

The financial aspects of not only caring for her parents, but also her charities fell heavily on Harriet. She asked abolitionist friends for loans and support. She continued to petition the government for a pension. Some abolitionist friends sponsored an authorized biography of Tubman and gave her the...

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