Harriet, who for much of the novel is known by her nickname, Moses, is based on the real figure of Harriet Tubman. A legendary, fearless agent of the Underground Railroad, Harriet is deeply respected by all members of the Underground. She is from Maryland, where her free parents Ma Rit and Pop Ross still live. During the narrative, she and Hiram go on a mission to liberate Harriet’s siblings Ben, Henry, and Robert, as well as Henry’s wife Jane, from slavery. Harriet was born into slavery but was inspired by a childhood friend named Abe to rebel and seek freedom. Like Hiram, she possesses the power of Conduction, an ability to magically travel across distances in a short amount of time using the power of memory.