Spies

Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent: How Daring Slaves and Free Blacks Spied for the Union During the Civil War

By Thomas B. Allen

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"Readers discover that Harriet Tubman--well-known to them as an ex-slave who led hundreds of her people to freedom along the Underground Railroad--was also a spy for the Union Army. More specifically she worked behind Confederate lines in South Carolina getting information about troop movement and Rebel fortifications from slaves that she was leading to freedom on the Underground Railroad."

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Civil War Spies

By Tim O'Shei

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The Civil War marked the only time that U.S. citizens went to war against each other. Discover how spies on both the Union and Confederate sides used the element of surprise to outsmart the enemy and gather important information.

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George Washington, Spymaster: How America Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War

By Thomas B. Allen

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A biography of Revolutionary War general and first President of the United States, George Washington, focusing on his use of spies to gather intelligence that helped the colonies win the war.
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Buttons for General Washington

By Peter Roop

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Reconstructs a possible mission of the fourteen-year-old spy who carried messages to George Washington's camp in the buttons of his coat during the Revolutionary War. J973.38 Ro
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Jayhawker

By Patricia Beatty

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In the early years of the Civil War, teenage Kansan farm boy Lije Tulley becomes a Jayhawker, an abolitionist raider freeing slaves from the neighboring state of Missouri, and then goes undercover there as a spy. J Fic Bea
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African-American History of Stafford, Virginia

(This brochure was originally printed in the fall of 2002.)

Colonial Times

Africans first arrived in the Virginia colony in 1619 as indentured servants. In the late 1600s slaves were brought into the sparsely settled Rappahannock Valley, primarily to serve as agricultural laborers.

The Night Flyers

By Elizabeth McDavid Jones

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In 1918, caring for her family's homing pigeons while her father is away fighting in World War I, twelve-year-old Pam comes to suspect that a mysterious stranger in her small North Carolina town is a German spy.
Part of the History Mysteries series.

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The Mysterious Benedict Society

By Trenton Lee Stewart and Carson Ellis (Illustrator)

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Four young recruits infiltrate the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened and disable the source of secret subliminal messages which have made people fearful about their world.  

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Harriet the Spy

By Louise Fitzhugh

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Harriet keeps a detailed spy notebook on everyone around her, until the secret contents are revealed and she is in danger of losing all her friends.

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