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Agrippine los angeles Jeune appartient à los angeles lignée des femmes dangereuses, des empoisonneuses, des séductrices, entre Médée et girl Macbeth. Son plus grand crime ? Avoir porté un monstre à l. a. tête de Rome ! automobile Agrippine los angeles Jeune est los angeles mère de Néron, le tyran qu’on accusa de tous les vices, le most desirable persécuteur des chrétiens. Pour déposer los angeles couronne de lauriers sur los angeles tête de son fils et gouverner Rome à ses côtés, Agrippine souilla ses mains du sang d’innocents, s’offrit à des hommes de toutes stipulations pour mieux les manipuler. Hélas, Néron, une fois son pouvoir bien établi, assassina sa démiurge de mère. Mais l’historiographie est trompeuse. Derrière l. a. criminelle sensuelle, derrière l. a. mère indigne, se cache une femme résiliente et intelligente, une femme politique redoutable, déterminée et machiavélique. Le destin d’Agrippine est incroyable. D’illustre naissance, descendante à los angeles fois d’Auguste, de Marc Antoine et de Jules César, elle révolutionna l. a. fonction d’impératrice et prit half au gouvernement de Rome envers et contre tous en dépit de sa situation de femme. Et si c’était là sa plus grande transgression ?

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Larson, Bound for the Promised Land, 15. 10. Larson, Bound for the Promised Land, 16–17. 14 HARRIET TUBMAN 11. Peter Kolchin, American Slavery, 1619–1877 (New York: Hill & Wang, 1993), 100–102. 12. Sarah H. Bradford, Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People (1886; reprint, Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press, 1961), 15; Larson, Bound for the Promised Land, 29; Humez, Life and Life Stories, 12–14; and Clinton, Road to Freedom, 10. 13. Interview of Harriet Tubman, quoted in Benjamin Drew, The Refugee: A North-Side View of Slavery (1855; reprint, ed.

Though she claimed that she was born in 1825, her death certificate records 1815 as the year of her birth. As a result, Catherine Clinton contends that Tubman’s birth date was 1820, the same date recorded on her gravestone; see Catherine Clinton, Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom (New York: Little, Brown, 2004), 4. Kate Larson, on the other hand, argues that 1822 was the year of Tubman’s birth, based on a midwife payment and several other historical documents; see Kate Clifford Larson, Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero (New York: Ballantine Books, 2004), 16.

40 Regardless of her place of worship or the specific denominational influence, Minty’s faith was a strong and abiding influence in her life. ” “I was always talking to the Lord,” she later told her biographer Sarah Bradford. ’ ”41 One of her prayers was answered in 1840 when her father, Ben Ross, became a free man. , died in November 1836, he provided for the slave’s manumission in his will. Though he was now his own man, Ben, age 55, decided to remain near his family on the Eastern Shore and work as a timber estimator and foreman for Thompson’s son, Dr.

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