Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom - Epilogue, Harriet Tubman's Legacy Summary & Analysis

Catherine Clinton
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Epilogue, Harriet Tubman's Legacy Summary

Harriet Tubman was buried with military honors in Auburn, New York. For countless blacks, she is not just a mythical figure but also a liberator, who delivered their ancestors to freedom. Her name adorns schools and a museum. "Born into an age of darkness, an age when America was in thrall to slavery, Harriet Tubman freed herself and was reborn. She renamed her liberated self - and hoped to lead others into Canaan as well" (pg. 221).

Epilogue, Harriet Tubman's Legacy Analysis

Clinton ends her examination of Tubman's life by discussing briefly Tubman's legacy. As she discussed in the preface, Tubman has in many ways become more of a symbol or mythic figure than a real person. As a real person who lived, breathed, and put others before herself, Tubman presents an important model for behavior. Yet, this is often...

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