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  • Harriet Ross Tubman
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    Harriet Ross Tubman was an African American who escaped from slavery and then guided runaway slaves to freedom in the North for more than a decade before the American Civil War. During the war she served as a scout, spy, and nurse for the United States Army. In later years she continued to work for the rights of blacks and women. Harriet Tubman, a great African American woman, escaped from slavery, started the Underground Railroad and worked for the rights of blacks and women. Harriet Tubman, or...
  • Family And Other Slaves Harriet
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    Harriet Tubman was born in 1820 on a large plantation in Dorchester County, Maryland. She was the sixth of eleven children. She was born in a very small on-room log hut, that was located behind her families owners house. The hut had a dirt floor, no windows, and no furniture. Her father, Benjamin Ross, and mother, Harriet Green, were both slaves. They were from the Ashanti ri be of West Africa. Edward Brod as, Harriet's owner, hired her out as a laborer by the age of five. The buying and selling...
  • Harriet Tubman And The Fugitive Slaves
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    Harriet Ross Tubman was an African American who escaped slavery and then showed runaway slaves the way to freedom in the North for longer than a decade before the American Civil War. During the war she was as a scout, spy, and nurse for the United States Army. After that she kept working for rights for blacks and women. Harriet Tubman was originally named Aram inta Ross. She was one of 11 children born to Harriet Greene and Benjamin Ross on a plantation in Dorchester County, Maryland. She later ...
  • Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman
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    Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman was a poor slave girl who ran away from her plantation at the age of 28. Throughout the course of her life many people and many things challenged her. Each situation she was faced with tested either her mental or physical strength, usually both. She persevered through all of her trials stronger and wiser, and was willing to always help others through their own. Not one to instigate unless extremely necessary, Harriet was known for her quick thinking and her reaction...
  • Slave Harriet
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    The Life of the Settlers (Book Report) Book: Tubman Harriet Ross Tubman was one of the youngest of the eleven children born to Benjamin Ross and Araminta Rit tia Green Ross. Since her parents both were slaves, she was born a slave. Harriet was the fourth generation of her family to be enslaved in the United States. Harriet lived in Bucktown, Maryland as a slave. When she was five years old, Edward Brodas, her owner, hired her out to other people, who would pay him for her services. As a custom f...
  • H After The Civil War Harriet
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    Early Years Her real name was Harriet Beecher Stowe. Born as a salve on June 14, 1820 on a plantation in Maryland. There were 8 children in her family and she was the sixth. When she was five, her Mother died. Her Father remarried one year later and in time had three more children. Her Father always wanted her to be a boy. When Harriet was only 13 years old, she tried to stop a person from being whipped and went between the two people. The white man hit her in the head with a shovel and she blac...
  • Next Five Years Harriet Tubman
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    Harriet Tubman was an important African American who ran away from slavery and guided runaway slaves to the north for years. During the Civil War she served as a scout, spy, and nurse for the United States Army. After that, she worked for the rights of blacks and women. Harriet Tubman was really named Aram inta Ross, but she later adopted her mother's first name. She was one of eleven children of Harriet Greene and Benjamin Ross. She was five when she worked on a plantation in Dorchester County,...
  • Harriets Time Slavery
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    In the 1840's and 1850's American abolitionists were a small minority in every part of the country. Harriet Tubman was one of the women who joined the attack on slavery. She stood out from most of the other abolitionists. The evidence that I will present to you shows how she wasnt satisfied merely to be free or even to give speeches against slavery. Harriet Tubman was important to the abolition movement because she put her ideas to action. Harriet was born a slave in Bucktown, Maryland 1. From t...
  • Hundreds Of Slaves To Freedom
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    Many slaves tried to escape from the South to the freedom that awaited them in the North. One woman who made it to the North, however, repeatedly risked her precious freedom and returned to the South to smuggle out hundreds of slaves. To rid themselves of this thorn in their sides, the slave owners offered a huge reward-forty thousand dollars for her capture! But they never captured Harriet Tubman. Harriet Tubman was born into slavery on a Maryland plantation in the eighteen twenties. Hired out ...
  • Harriet Tubman And Fredrick Douglass
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    Abolitionist Paper-History Throughout the 1830-1860's slaves were a huge debate between the North and South. There were two sides to the way people viewed slavery. One side viewed slavery as a positive necessity, these people came from the South and used slavery on their large plantations. The other side viewed slavery as wrong; these people were typically from the North and didn't use slavery because it was not needed up North to run large factories. The side that viewed slavery as wrong were c...
  • Runagate
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    Good morning / afternoon Teachers and fellow students for my speech today, I have chosen The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost and Runagate Runagate by Robert Hayden. "Runagate Runagate" portrays to the responder how a Underground Railroad, In the middle 1800's aided slaves to escape north to freedom via a secret network. Led by Harriet Tubman and traveling mostly at night, the slaves would rely on navigation by stars. Rhythmically, the poem captures the frantic flight of a 'runagate' (escaped slav...
  • Harriet Tubman
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    Harriet Ross was born in Dorchester County, Maryland in 1820. Her parents were from the Ashanti tribe of West Africa, and they worked as slaves on the Brodas plantation. In addition to producing lumber, difficult on the plantation and Harriet was hired out as a laborer at the age of five. Harriet did not like to work indoors, and she was routinely beaten by her masters. By her early teens, Harriet was not allowed to work indoors, and was hired to work as a field hand. She was a hard worker but c...

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