Harriet Tubman's Career Advice


Harriet Tubman was a conductor on the Underground Railroad, a secret transportation network responsible for helping enslaved Americans move north to freedom in the early 19th Century. She was also an intelligence operative for the Union Army during the Civil War. In that role she helped lead the Union's Combahee River Raid in 1863, during which she liberated 750 slaves by force from plantations in South Carolina.

Tubman's skills as an executive and an entrepreneur are an important part of the transition from a mixed system of slavery and capitalism to a freer system of American Capitalism. Let's read about and discuss how Harriet scaled her career from individual contributor to senior executive during a particularly daring military operation of the Civil War.

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