The Harriets

Harriet Beecher Stowe and Harriet Tubman

Two Ladies During the Civil War

Harriet Beecher Stowe and Harriet Tubman were both abolitionists who impacted the world in some way or another.
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Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe was a very important abolitionist in the 1800s. She helped spread how slaves were treaty negligently. Harriet was a very important abolitionist that created more tension between the North and South.

As a young child, Harriet had a great education. She was enrolled at Pirce Academy when she was a young child. Her father was Lyman Beecher; a Presbyterian minister, and her mother was Roxanne Stowe.

Harriet Beecher Stowe was an author. She wrote over 30 books about the civil war and slavery. One of her most important books was Uncle Toms Cabin. This book grew tension between the north and south since it talked about slavery. By March 1853 Harriet had sold over 300,000 books. The reason this book was so important was because it talked about slavery, and how the slaves were treated.

In conclusion, although Harriet Beecher Stowe isn't talked about like other abolitionist she had a big role during the civil war by increasing the tension between the north and south.

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Harriet Tubman

"Liberty or death" is a phrase said by many important figures including Harriet Tubman. She played a key role in freeing slaves before the Civil War. Harriet Tubman was an escaped slave who helped others gain their own freedom.

When she was younger, Tubman had lived as a slave in Maryland under Edward Brodas. She escaped the plantation alone and later came back for her family. Throughout her life, Tubman firmly believed in abolition, women's rights, and rights for people of color.

After she escaped, Harriet Tubman became a conductor of the Underground Railroad. She helped slaves become free for ten years. She led about 300 slaves to freedom from the South and slavery. When the Fugitive Slace Act of 1850 was passed, Tubman led slaves to Canada, so they could be free.

During the Civil War, Tubman stopped her work with the Underground Railroad movement and was a nurse for the Union. After the war, she kept herself busy doing tasks that benefitted others. Harriet Tubman was a suffragist, she raised money for clothing and schools for children, and she opened a home for the elderly where resided until she died.

In conclusion, Tubman was an important conductor of the Underground Railroad and she fought for what she believed in. She helped many people gain their freedom and she did what she thought was right. Harriet Tubman played a key role in abolition; helping individuals one by one.

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Research on Harriet Beecher Stowe done by Alex Gonzalez.

Research on Harriet Tubman done by Madisen Scarborough.