Harriet Tubman And The Underground Railroad

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Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad Harriet Tubman was like a conductor on a train. Running the underground railroad to free innocent slaves from certain neglect. What do people think when they hear the name Harriet Tubman. some might think of her as a dirty black others might call her a hero, or moses. Harriet Tubman was a very brave, and courageous woman. In this paper we will explore the childhood, life of slavery, and how she came to be known as the women called moses. Araminta was born into slavery in 1820 in Dorchester Maryland. She was one of nine children born to her mother Harriet Rit Green, and her father Ben Ross. Mrs. Green was owned by Mary Brodess, and Mr. Ross was owned by Anthony Thompson, were the two owners soon married (“Harriet Tubman Biography”). At the age of only six Araminta was deemed old enough to be able to work. She was not yet old enough to work in the fields, so her owners would send her to other plantations to do housework. While at work she was beaten frequently (“Harriet Ross Tubman”). Because she was a slave Araminta did not receive the education she needed which gave her limited opportunities (“Zenitha”). Many things were different if you were a slave. Violence was also part of a daily routine. When Araminta was only a teenager around thirteen, she was sent to a goods store to get some things needed by her master. While at the store she was met by a runaway slave. The overseer ordered Araminta to help stop the young man, but
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