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Introduction - Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman is probably the most famous woman from the period in U.S. history when the north, or the union, fought the south from 1861-1865 in The American Civil War. She was a woman who put her life on the line to do what she felt was right. She herself escaped from slavery and went on to become one of the most well known names in the Underground Railroad, where slaves of all ages including men, women and even kids sought freedom through a secret network of safe houses. From American Civil War facts about women during this time, we can see that many of them share common characteristics such as bravery, selflessness and determination. Read on for more interesting information on how Harriet Tubman helped operate the Underground Railroad and why she is such a hero today.

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