When Harriet Met Sojourner

By Catherine Clinton; Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)
(Katherine Tegen Books, Hardcover, 9780060504250, 32pp.)

Publication Date: October 2007

Other Editions of This Title: Library Binding

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Description

Two women with similar backgrounds. Both slaves; both fiercely independent. Both great, in different ways.

Harriet Tubman: brave pioneer who led her fellow slaves to freedom, larger than life . . . yearning to be free.

Sojourner Truth: strong woman who spoke up for African American rights, tall as a tree . . . yearning to be free.

One day in 1864, the lives of these two women came together. When Harriet Met Sojourner is a portrait of these two remarkable women, from their inauspicious beginnings to their pivotal roles in the battle for America's future.




About the Author

Catherine Clinton is the author of Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom and Fanny Kemble's Civil Wars. Educated at Harvard, Sussex, and Princeton, she is a member of the advisory committee to the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, and holds a chair in U.S. history at Queen's University Belfast.




Praise For When Harriet Met Sojourner

“Clinton and Evans deliver gripping parallel portraits of Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth.”
-Publishers Weekly

“The compelling parallel narratives of two women ‘joined by a kinship of spirit’ still add up to a stirring history.”
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