Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross; c. 1822 – March 10, 1913) was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made about thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era struggled for women's suffrage.
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- The Early Life of Harriet Tubman
By the time of the Civil War, Harriet Tubman would be famous for her work on the Underground Railroad. First, she had to escape her own bondage.
- Harriet Tubman for Children: The Courageous Woman Who Led Countless Slaves to Freedom (Black History for Children... - M.J. Martin
- Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad - Ann Petry