• Underground Railroad

  • A Captivating Guide to the Routes, Places, and People That Helped Free African Americans During the Nineteenth Century and the Life of Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Americas
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)
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If you want to discover the captivating history of the Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman, then pay attention....

Two captivating manuscripts in one audiobook:
 

  • The Underground Railroad: A Captivating Guide to the Network of Routes, Places, and People in the United States That Helped Free African Americans during the Nineteenth Century
  • Harriet Tubman: A Captivating Guide to an American Abolitionist Who Became the Most Famous Conductor of the Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad wasn’t underground. Nor was it a railroad. It was, however, an awe-inspiring piece of history, and one that speaks of hope even today. 

Two hundred years ago, slavery had the Southern United States firmly in its evil grip. Around four million African Americans languished in the most appalling of living conditions, their lives controlled by people who saw them as objects. They were starved, whipped, and put to work despite being pregnant, sick, or so young that they could barely walk.

Here are just some of the topics covered in Part 1 of this audiobook:
 

  • Slavery through the Ages
  • Abolition around the World
  • Abolition in the United States
  • The Father of the Underground Railroad
  • The Moses of Her People
  • More Heroes of the Underground Railroad
  • And much, much more!

Here are just some of the topics covered in Part 2 of this audiobook:
 

  • Harriet Makes a Break for Freedom
  • First Forays on the Underground Railroad
  • General Tubman Takes Charge
  • Harriet on the Front Lines
  • With the Help of Her Family and Friends
  • Preparing a Place for Harriet Tubman
  • And much, much more!

So if you want to learn more about the Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman, scroll up and click the "buy" button!

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I never learned this in school.

In school, we were taught that Harriet Tubman existed and there was something called the Underground Railroad, but until I started learning on my own.... I didn't know the extent of it or of her! This book covers so much, thank you!

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Excellent intro

I would just alert you there are TWO full programs on the audiobook, so make sure to stick around for the full story of Harriet Tubman.

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Great read. Enjoyable. A lot of information

Found it easy to listen to and very informative for both parts I was impressed by the amount of detailed information

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Harriet Tubman

this was actually 2 books combined into one audiobook. I really enjoyed the book, especially learning about Harriets' marriage. It was also really interesting to learn about how the "railroad" worked.

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We have to look back in order to stay on track

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality."
Desmond Tutu

I didn't expect to learn anything different when I begin this book. However, the more I read I felt like Alice in Wonderland who fell inside a rabbit hole. The history of the Underground Railroad goes deep like a rabbit hole.

I appreciate how the author acknowledges how historians have been guilty of depicting black people as less than human. Mentioning this early on in the book gives the book more credence.

The beginning of the book gives a brief background of Africa & its nations & the slavery that went on within the nations. I like how the author differentiated the different types of slavery that went on in Africa which wasn't the race based chattel slavery that took place in the United States. The only points lacking in this section was the very brief history on serfdom. I don't recall learning about this in high school & I think the writer could've expounded more in this area.

I admire Nat Turner as the driving force to what led to the Civil War but the author takes a different position. He blatantly compares Nat Turner to a menace who caused any "talks" of freedom to be removed off the table. It would have been nice if the author included sources to back his claims about the South "talking" about freeing their slaves. Everything I've read shows the South never had intentions of freeing their slaves. Nat Turner deserves respect for standing up for himself & for his people & not admonishment for trying to break free from a evil system that should not have been in place at all.

Just so readers are aware the second half of the book reads like a Harriet Tubman biography. Some parts are redundant. Although, she was a vital part of the movement it was nice hearing about other abolitionists especially the abolitionists who spent a lot of their own money to free enslaved families. They deserve more recognition. I think the author spent too much time depicting Harriet Tubman's marriage to John. The author included too much hearsay & unless Harriet included the so called abuse she endured from her husband in her biography it is considered hearsay & I'm not sure why tabloid news was included in a history book. Who could expect slaves to have a healthy marriage during those times? Even though John was free he was still treated like an animal. I'm sure neither Harriet or John were afforded the opportunity to take marriage counseling so Historians should be gentle in their depiction of slave marriage and black marriage in general. Only John knows his motives & he isn't here to defend himself.

Overall, I rate this book a 3.5 maybe a 4 if more content about abolitionists is included and omit the sensationalism surrounding Harriet Tubman's doomed marriage.