Harriet Tubman's Heroism

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Harriet Tubman whose actual name was Araminta Ross. She was born into slavery in 1819 Or 1820, in Dorchester County, Maryland. She was a purely African ancestry. She was brought up under harsh conditions, whipping as a small child. She spent most of her early childhood with her grandmother. Her grandmother was too old to do slave labor. When she was six years old she was consider able to work. She wasn’t allowed to work in the fields. Her master name was Edward Brodas. Harriet Tubman master would lend her to this couple who frequently beat hurt. They were the first people to put her to work at doing weaving. When she wouldn’t work as hard as she should the couple would get her to check the muskrat trap. Harriet would catch the measles while she did the work. The couple thought she was lacking ability so they sent her back to Edward Brodas. When she had gotten well she was taken to live with a woman as a housekeeper and a babysitter. Harriet Tubman was beat for eating one of the sugars cubes that was in the woman house. She was sent back to Edward Brodas once again. When Harriet became eleven she wore a yellow bandana to represent she was no longer a child but that she was an adult. She wasn’t no longer known as the name of Araminta. She was now known as Harriet after her mother. At the age of thirteen she was seriously injured by a blow to the head for refusing to tie up a man who had attempted escape. She was hit in the head with a metal weight and had sleeping spells for the rest of her life. In 1844 she had gotten married to John Tubman. John Tubman was not a slave he was a free person able to do whatever he wanted but chose not to do it. Since she knew that she was a slave she knew one day her marriage would split if she was sold. Harriet Tubman always dreamed of traveling north. She would be free there and she would be able to keep her marriage together, it wouldn’t be split. John Tubman didn’t want to go up North nor did he want Harriet...
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