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Mississippi Department of Archives and History digitized copy of The Anti-Slavery Alphabet by Hannah and Mary Townsend

Map of slavery in USA 1830 Map depicting density of slavery in theUSA in 1830. Shows chief slave states as Virginia, Carolinas, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana.

Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross; c. March 1822 – March 10, 1913) was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian and Union spy during the American Civil War. After escaping from slavery, into which she was born, she made 13 missions to rescue more than 70 slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era struggled for women's suffrage