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)

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