Reproduced here are the letters, clippings, manuscripts, and other materials accumulated by historian and journalist Earl Conrad while preparing various writings on Harriet Tubman, especially his 1943 biography of the famous abolitionist. This collection will be a valuable tool for anyone studying Tubman, slavery, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, and the black experience in nineteenth-century America.
Conrad collected pamphlets and clippings from the press, and conducted interviews with people who had known his subject. These important materials are included here, along with Conrad's correspondence with other historians and research institutions, his research notes, and his manuscripts. Also included is Conrad's discouraging correspondence with magazine and book publishers in his efforts to win an audience for his writings on Tubman.
Demonstrating widespread resistance to work dealing with African-American history, this correspondence will be informative for historians of African-American literature and racism in the twentieth-century United States.
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