Harriet Tubman Research Paper

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Harriet Tubman was born under the name Araminta Ross in the early 1820s. Both of her parents were slaves in the state of Maryland. She had a rough childhood filled with abuse. As a teenager, Ross stood up for a slave that was disobeying his master. The slave owner threw a two-pound weight at him, but hit Ross in the head. As a result, she suffered seizures and other medical problems for the rest of her life. Ross later married a free black man in 1844 named John Tubman. Around her wedding, she changed her name to Harriet, most likely to honour her mother. After Harriet’s slave owner passed away, she escaped to Pennsylvania as she thought she might be sold.

After working for a bit in Pennsylvania, Tubman returned to Pennsylvania a number

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