An Overlooked Piece of Harriet Tubman's History

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The Tubman Command isn’t what you’re expecting. Cobbs reaches past the Underground Railroad and brings you a Harriet Tubman story less told. This is a fictional account of the ships and troops Tubman helped lead up the Combahee River to rescue 750 men, women, and children slaves from plantations; being the largest plantation raid of the Civil War.
While Elizabeth Cobbs put an extraordinary amount of historical research into this book, she stated, “fiction lights the dark corners of evidence.” She brought a briefly told and overlooked point in history to life. And isn’t that what historical fiction is all about?
The beginning was a slow burn, but was worth it in the end to be able to experience such an enthralling bit of American history. And Harriet Tubman, being the powerful, immensely courageous woman in time she already is, deserves even more credit past the Underground Railroad. For that perspective alone, this book is extremely important.
It does kill me a little inside to say this, but it still could’ve been about 100 pages shorter. I don’t think this book will capture as wide of an audience because of how slow the beginning was.
I still loved it, but would only highly recommend this one to readers who are fascinated with historical fiction and don’t mind when a book is slow. I had to work extra hard and couldn’t read this one when I was sleepy until I got to the last 100 pages.
Overall, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars, but this book did make me hunger for more knowledge about Harriet Tubman and books on the Civil War.
The Tubman Command just released last week, and I can’t wait to hear from some of you once you’ve read it!