Harriet Tubman Greatest Achievements

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What Was Harriet Tubman’s Greatest Achievement?

“ I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.” Thomas Jefferson once said. Harriet Tubman was a strong and brave African - American woman. She was born in Dorchester County, Maryland. She grew up in Bucktown, Maryland. She grew up like “a neglected weeds” (Background Essay). It showed that her childhood is not very lovely. At the age of 12, she was doing field work and hauling logs. When her master died, in 1849, she makes her life-changing decision, “ I had reasoned this out of my mind; there was one of two things I had right to; liberty or death; if I could not have one I would have the other” (Background Essay). This showed that she is going to fight for her and others’ freedom but if she does not get freedom then she would get death. Although Harriet Tubman’s achievements as a caregiver in Upstate New York and being a spy leader of the Combahee River raid were important, but her achievement of being a conductor of the Underground Railroad was the greatest. One of Harriet Tubman’s noteworthy achievements was her work as a caregiver in Upstate New York. She cared for the needy people, “ The aged, … the babe deserted, the epileptic, the blind, the paralyzed, … all found shelter and welcome.” (Doc E). This showed that she cared and welcomed all kinds of people. “Much of Harriet Tubman’s time spent taking care of the poor people in her home. Harriet often had six to eight people in her care.” (Doc E) This showed
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