Harriet Tubman Essay

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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman was a very interesting women. Harriet Tubman, was born as Araminta Ross in 1819 or 1820 in Dorchester County, Maryland. Araminta Tubman had changed her name to Harriet after her mother, and Ross of course was after her father. Harriet was born into slavery. There were eight children in her family and she was the sixth. Her mother died when she was only five years old. The first person that owned her wasn't as mean to her as other slave owners were at this time, But sadly this man died. The man's sons decided to put Harriet up on the slave market, along with her brothers, and sisters. They were all
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It gave her directions to the first house she was to go to. From there, she was put into a wagon, and taken to her first stop. Then she was taken to Pennsylvania. She settled down in Philadelphia. In Philadelphia, she met William Still, The Philadelphia stationmaster of the Underground Railroad. Still and other members of the Philadelphia Anti-Slavery society, taught Harriet of the Underground Railroad. In 1851, Harriet, started relocating members of her family to her new home, at St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada West. In all she is beleived to have conducted over 300 people to freedom. Tales of her experiences with helping people reveal that she was a very spiritual person. She had a lot of determination as she helped each person. She threatened any of her passengers, that she would shoot them if they thought about going back to slavery. She always expressed confidence that god would aid her efforts. When William Still published "The Underground Railroad" in 1871, He included a description of Harriet, and her works. At Auburn, New York, between Syracuse and Rochester, there were a number of Quakers and other abolitionists who were sympothetic to Slaves. Senator William H. Seward and his wife, Frances, provided a house there for Harriet's favorite neice, Margaret, after
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