Harriet Tubman, Union Spy (Part 2)


UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1754: Harriet Tubman (c.1820-1913) African-American born in slavery, escaped 1849, and became leading Abolitionist. Activeas a 'conductor' in the Underground Railroad. Photograph as an old woman. (Photo by Universal History Archive/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1754: Harriet Tubman (c.1820-1913) African-American born in slavery, escaped 1849, and became leading Abolitionist. Activeas a 'conductor' in the Underground Railroad. Photograph as an old woman. (Photo by Universal History Archive/Getty Images)

There was a whole lot more to Harriet Tubman's life and work than her time as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. During the United States Civil War, she worked as a Union spy, eventually earning the nickname "General."

Harriet Tubman (c.1820-1913) was born in slavery, escaped 1849, and became leading Abolitionist. (Photo by Universal History Archive/Getty Images)

Topics in this Podcast: U.S. civil war, black history, women's rights, 19th century, biographies, slavery, abolition, U.S. history, Underground Railroad, Spies, what the Civil War was about, Harriet Tubman, American Civil War, women, American history