Harriet Tubman

Essay by shakiba1112000Junior High, 8th grade April 2004

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The reason I did this essay on Harriet Tubmans life was because I've heard her stories since second grade and I think she is amazing and has a lot of courage. And she inspires me to go for things I think is very hard. Also her story is very intresting to me. In this paper are most of the important parts in her life and I think you will find intresting.

Harriet Tubman nee Ross was born in Dorchester Country , Maryland in 1820. Her parents were from the Ashanti tribe of West Africa. They were slaves in the south(America) on the Brodas plantation. Harriet did not like to work indoors because she was routinely beaten by her masters. When she was in her teens she no longer allowed to work indoors because the masters though she would be better working in fields. In 1844 she got married. The amazing parts in her life began when the owner of the Bordras Plantation died.

In the begining, in addition to producing lumber when they worked as slaves in the Brodas plantation, Edward Brodas raised slaves to rent and sell. Life was hard in the plantation . Harriet was hired out as a laborer at the age of 5.

Harriet was hired out as a field hand when she was no longer allowed to work indoors. She worked hard but was considerd defiant and rebellious.when Harriet was 15 years old she tride to help a runaway slave and got cought by an overseer and was hit in the head with a lead weight that put Harriet in coma.It took months before she recovered,and for the rest of her life she suffered blackouts.

In 1844, Harriet married a free black man named John Tubman. Harriet was still a slave but at night...