A runaway slave from Maryland, Harriet Tubman became known as the "Moses of her people." This guide provides access to digital materials related to Tubman at the Library of Congress, as well as links to external websites and a selected print bibliography.
Angela McMillian, Digital Reference Specialist, Researcher & Reference Services
Created: March 1, 2019
Last Updated: December 14, 2022
The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with Harriet Tubman. Over the course of 10 years, and at great personal risk, Tubman led hundreds of slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad, a secret network of safe houses where runaway slaves could stay on their journey north to freedom. She later became a leader in the abolitionist movement, and during the Civil War she was a spy for the federal forces in South Carolina as well as a nurse.
This guide compiles links to digital materials related to Harriet Tubman such as documents, books, and images that are available from the Library of Congress. In addition, it provides links to recommended external websites focusing on Harriet Tubman and a bibliography containing selected works for both general and younger readers.