Harriet Tubman: The Freedom Queen
By: Devon Gogerty :)
The 1800s: A Slavery and Civil War Time
The 1800s was also when the civil war was. The civil war was over having slaves, (that was what the south wanted) and over having a united country (that is what the north wanted). There were innocent people being hung or shot by the south because they were black. Some people say the civil war was the time of violence, death and tragedy. Others just forget about the war because it was so terrible. Believe it or not, when this was happening, some people enjoyed it. They enjoyed arguing over having slaves or not having slaves.
"When I Crossed That Line To Freedom"
Harriet's Relationship With Her Dad
Harriet did not have many relationships in her life. This is because slaves were not allowed to move off of the plantation, and slaves were not allowed to stop working to introduce themselves to anybody. But someone she always had was her pap. She is very fortunate to have pap in her life. Her pap was always understanding and supportive. He risked his own life to save Harriet's! I’m sure anyone would want to be his daughter.
She had a good relationship with my pap because he risked his life to save Harriet's. This is when she had gotten a 2 pound weight thrown at her head. She had to eat good food to keep well. Her pap snuck a musk rat into the cabin. If a slave was caught skinning and eating a rat, the slave good be killed. Pap skinned it and fed it to me one night. In the next 2 days, I felt good and had recovered. Her pap had never done anything wrong in his life. But did it to help his daughter, not himself.
She had a good relationship with her pap because he helped her survive. He helped his family survive by making a fire every night so they wouldn’t freeze. He also cooked the raw food that the family was given each night. Pap got the materials for Harriet's ma to make the quilts she made for most slaves. Pap did it help people. Not to ever help himself.
Even though Harriet has a good relationship with her pap because he risks his life to help people, and because he helps people survive, I think the most important reason why Harriet has a good relationship with her pap is because he helped Harriet escape. He wasn’t there the whole time, he just taught her everything that Harriet needed to know to be able to escape and be successful by not being caught. What he taught Harriet was all useful and true. When she went back to help her ma and her pap escape, Harriet thanked him so much for all that he has done for her.
That was when she realized it. She realized what he did and why he did it. He thought of other people before he thought of himself. He wanted other people to feel success in their lives. Harriet remembered when she was little and was still called Minty. He always told stories about how he was never successful in life. I guess he wanted other people to feel like they have accomplished something in their lives and to have other people know that they have someone on their side. Unlike his father.