Born a slave, Harriet Tubman was determined not toremain one. She escaped from her owners in Maryland onthe Underground Railroad in 1849 and then fearlesslyreturned thirteen times to help guide family membersand others to freedom as the most famous conductor ofthe Underground Railroad. As she proudly claimed, she never lost a passenger. Her bravery served her well inthe Union army, where she was a cook, a nurse, and thena spy. During and after the war, she helped hundreds offreed slaves begin new lives, and she later founded a homefor elderly former slaves and became active in the women ssuffrage movement. She was one of the best knownwomen of her time. A time line, notes, excerpts fromprimary sources, bibliography, and index are included."