It is unknown the year in which she was born because of her birth into slavery. She was one of nine siblings, four brothers and four sisters. When her mother passed away, Araminto changed her name to her mother’s, Harriet. Her master hired her out as a nursemaid for a baby when she was a young girl. Young and innocent, Tubman witnessed many whippings, beatings, and mistreatment to her fellow slaves as a child.
She took his last name, and changed her first name to Harriet in honor of her mother. In 1849, she was scared that she and other slaves were going to be sold because her slave master was ill. Harriet Tubman planned to run away, and set out one night with the assistance from a white woman. She finally reached Pennsylvania where she found a job and saved money for herself. The following year she returned to Maryland to get her sister, and her sister’s children so they could experience freedom as well. Not long after, she made a second trip back to the south to get her brother and two other unknown men.
In the 1800, 6 to 7 million black slave came to be used for plantation and help them build their new nation. They helped grow two main things tobacco and cotton they had about 4 million slaves for the tobacco and for cotton they had about 2 million slaves. They said that were going to be used for labor source and the colonists became slaves to. It all started when 20 African Americans got brought into the poorer slavery they didn’t have enough people to grow the cotton and tobacco so they had to get more that’s when they brought a whole bunch of black people across the Atlantic Ocean. There was a lot of rebellions against the slavery process.
Benny 's parents, and other slave-holders, planted the idea of a slave rebellion into Benny 's head by talking of rebellions around the United States. The few slave rebellions, although never victorious, spread fear around the south. The ratio of whites to blacks in the south warranted the fear. The uneven ratio stood true near Second Creek as well. For every one white person, ten slaves worked.
Harriet Tubman, a famous abolitionist, once said “I rescued a thousand slaves and I could have rescued a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves”. Many slaves of the 19th century were not able to read or write, and were completely oblivious to natural rights and other political situations happening around them. Alfred M. Green gave a speech in April of 1861 to recruit African American slaves to the army to fight for their freedom. In Green’s speech, he acknowledges the misery African Americans have already been through, points out the flaws in the enemy (the South); and motivates them to participate by using hortatory subjunctives, metaphors, irony, and other rhetorical strategies. Throughout the first part of his speech, Alfred Green places emphasis on the hardships that African Americans have already gone through for their country.
Equiano’s narrative not only opens doors to ending slavery, but gives us some clear insight about the many struggles the slaves endure. “Equaino Olaudah was born in the mid-1700s, in the tribe of Ibo in the village of Essaka (Benin) from the kingdom of Benin which is southeastern Nigeria, West Africa”. According to the author, “Equiano was captured by black slave raider at age 11or 12, then he and his sister were kidnapped. After he and his sister were kidnapped, they were separated, he spent months in the administration of a dark ruler, whose treatment of him was mellow compared and the ruthlessness of the British slave merchants to whom he was sold before long. “He was taken to Barbados in West Indies by the slave merchants, however, he was not sold there, the traders took him to America, he was bought by a Virginia plantation owner in America”.
Undoubtedly, Harriet Tubman was the most influential abolitionist of the early to mid-1800s. Born a slave in 1820, Tubman escaped her plantation in 1849, and returned 19 times to rescue over 300 enslaved people. Tubman was called “Black Moses” because she, like Moses of the Old Testament, led her people out of persecution and into freedom. She had narcolepsy (a mental disorder that causes one to fall asleep randomly) but still served as a nurse, a scout, and a spy for the Union during the Civil War. Firstly, Tubman took the risk of returning to her old plantation 19 times to rescue upwards of 300 slaves, and didn’t lose a single one in the process.
Slavery in America was considered to be one of the most devastating acts in history. African American people were torn from their homelands and sold at auction to the highest bidder. Men, women, and children were forced into slavery or born into it, experiencing harsh conditions such as abuse, neglect, and even death. This experience though did not always happen, some slaves were treated fairly and were never punished by their owner’s. Events such like this were recalled by two former slaves by the names of Aunt Harriet Smith and Charlie Smith.
At this point Tubman came up with the idea of the Underground Railroad. After she escaped she successfully she was determined to pave the way to freedom to others. Tubman carefully planned and accomplished thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved families and friends using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses now known as the Underground Railroad. She later assisted abolitionist John Brown to recruit men to participate in the raid on Harpers Ferry. In addition to her assisting John Brown, Tubman was an active participant in the post-war era in the struggle for women 's
The Underground Railroad was a system of abolitionists that assisted runaway slaves on their path to freedom. The Underground railroad was started by abolitionist and former slave, Harriet Tubman. Once Tubman obtained her freedom, she decided to go back into slave states and help other slaves achieve freedom. On the railroad were conductors, or people that aided slaves on the railroad by providing them shelter and safety. Abolitionists, such as William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Douglass, wrote about the Underground Railroad and spread awareness of the hardships slaves face.
She became a cook and a nurse during the Civil War. However, after people in the Civil War found out about Tubman’s history with the Underground Railroad, they upgraded her to being a spy. She helped the Union army tremendously, but her symptoms from being hit in the head as a child made it difficult for her to complete the tasks 100%. So she decided to buy land in New York. There she built a nice house and housed many of her family members.
Born a slave in Maryland 1820, she escaped in 1849. She risked her freedom and life multiple times to save family members and fellow slaves from the plantation system. She helped the Union Army during the war by working as a spy among other roles. After the Civil War ended, Tubman dedicated her life to
“I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other,” said Harriet Tubman.Harriet Tubman saved over 1000 slaves risking her life going back and forth. Later on, she works for the Union Army in the Civil War, and she was one of the first women to lead an armed expedition in the war. Harriet Tubman was a person who cared about other peoples’ freedom she helps free slaves and helps the Union army in the war. Harriet Tubman was a slave but after a while, she and her brothers left for Pennsylvania. Halfway through they went back so she went with them to make sure they were safe.
In 1853 Brown 's family was broken apart and sold to different slave owners. When Clara was 56 yrs old, she was granted freedom but required to leave the state. Clara settled in a mining town now called Central City, CO where she worked as a laundress, cook and midwife. With the money she made, she invested in properties and mines nearby. She was known as Aunt Clara because of her emotional and financial support.
Harriet Tubman was an american slave. She was born into enslavement and worked without payment. Though, growing up on the plantation provided her with many survival skills that proved useful later in her life. She escaped in 1849. In 1834 she witnessed a young man attempting to escape and was then struck in the head with a heavy lead weight that was meant to hit the escaping man.