Harriet Tubman & the Underground Railroad (Part 1)

American abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman (1820 - 1913) who escaped slavery by marrying a free man and led many other slaves to safety using the abolitionist network known as the underground railway. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)

Most people are familiar with her involvement with the Underground Railroad, but Harriet Tubman was also a spy for the Union during the Civil War, among many other things. Untangling the truth from the myth is the trickiest part of her story.

American abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)

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