"Ied over 300 slaves to freedom”
Born: c. 1820 in Dorchester, Maryland, United States
Died: March 10, 1913 in Auburn, New York, United States
Her harsh punishment ,predictably, led to her escape. "During the next 10 years Harriet Tubman returned to the South 20 times to help approximately 300 slaves, including her own parents, to escape. Using a complicated system of way stations on the route from the South to Canada, she is believed never to have lost a charge," (Encyclopedia of world biography) The Federal Fugitive Slave Law set a price of $40,000 for Tubman's capture. They also promised punishment to anyone who was helping with the freeing of slaves. So she began transporting slaves North to Canada.
Choices & Results
In Her Words
Words For Her
- " Harriet Tubman was denied a pension and had to struggle financially for the rest of her life " (Encyclopedia of world biography)
- " Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth were slaves by birth, freedom fighters by temperament " ( Brainy Quotes )
1. "Harriet Ross Tubman." Gale Biography in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Biography in Context. Web. 5 May 2016."
This is one of the few pictures we have of Harriet because she was a slave most of her life and trying not to get caught while transporting slaves to the North.
2. "Harriet Ross Tubman." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Biography in Context. Web. 3 May 2016
This biography helped me understand how many slaves she helped become free and how many trips she took.
3. Maxwell, Louise. "Harriet Tubman." Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History. Gale, 2006. Biography in Context. Web. 4 May 2016.
This explains a lot about her early life and helps me understand that she was a slave when she was young and what she went through her escape.
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This is Tubman during her many speeches during her speaking tour.
5. Maxwell, Louise. "Harriet Tubman." Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History. Gale, 2006. Biography in Context. Web. 9 May 2016.
This section of the biography talks about the aftermath and how the society is now because of her and without her what the world would be like. How would it be different?