Harriet Tubman And The Civil War Essay

754 Words Dec 2nd, 2015 4 Pages
The 1800’s were a bad time for the United States. By a new creation of a country, many individuals were on one extreme or the other, resulting overwhelming debates and fights over laws and regulations. Harriet Tubman is a revolution of her time and an escaped slave, who help freed over three-hundred African Americans from slavery to freedom. After she helped many slaves travel the ninety mile journey, the Civil War began. Admired by her difficult challenges, Tubman continued to battle for social reforms and justice for her people in order to establish freedom for individuals.
Harriet was born as Araminta Ross and began her life on March of 1822 in Dorchester County, Maryland. She was born into slavery by her mother, Harriet Greene, and her father, Ben Ross. She was 1 of 9 children, who was the fifth to be born with 4 sisters and 4 brothers. As a toddler, she was raised under harsh conditions and whipped forcefully. She slept as close to the fire as possible on cold nights and sometimes stuck her toes into the smoldering ashes to avoid frostbite. Cornmeal was her main source of nutrition and occasionally various types of meat as her family had the privilege to hunt and fish. Most of her early childhood was spent with her grandmother who was too old for slave labor. Araminta was old enough to be considered able to work, however, she didn’t work in the fields. Edward Brodas, her master, would frequently beat her if she slacked off at her job. Araminta was whipped during the…

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