A Conversation for Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad

Peer Review: A88013081 - Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

Entry: Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad - A88013081
Author: Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China - U1590784

Yesterday, I was sitting in my car doing chauffeur duty and reading the latest issue of the 'New Yorker'. It had a wonderful article about Frances Seward, a brilliant woman, and her Abolitionist activities. While her husband was off politicking in Albany or Washington (he later became Secretary of State), she was hiding fugitive slaves in her basement.

I found out she was friends with Harriet Tubman. THEN I came home and couldn't find a guide entry on Harriet Tubman. 'This has to be fixed,' I thought. So I read a book and some articles, and tried to watch a miniseries, which just made me mad. (1978 was not a good documentary year. I haven't worked up the courage to watch the new film.)

So here's the best I could do. I think this woman was a saint and a hero. I tried not to gush too much.

Let me know if you have any suggestions on making it clearer or telling her story better. When they start using the $20 bills with her picture on them, I want people to know who she was.

smiley - dragon


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SashaQ - happysad

Thank you for writing this excellent Entry to fill an important space in the Guide.

I thought it read clearly, but there are perhaps one or two sentences that could be improved.

"Owning her own property, thanks to a recently- (and finally-)passed New York state law called the Married Women’s Property Act," - does 'finally' mean something along the lines of 'it took long enough, but finally it got there'?

There is a bit of repetition of 'Sarah Bradford wrote two books' so I don't know if that can be smoothed out a bit.

Well done - thank you.


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

Oh, thanks. I'll work on those. smiley - smiley

Yes, it was a long, hard fight to fix the property issue!


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

I hope it reads better now. smiley - smiley


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Wow. Thank you for teaching me about this lady. She was blessed, indeed. smiley - rose


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Freshly Vaccinated

Thanks, GB. smiley - smiley


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SashaQ - happysad

Congratulations!


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

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