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Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom Summary
Catherine Clinton

Everything you need to understand or teach Harriet Tubman by Catherine Clinton.

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Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom Summary

Plot Summary

Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom examines the life and significance of Harriet Tubman. Tubman was born a slave in the 1820s in Maryland. She escaped slavery in her early 20s and made her way north. Within a year of her escape, she began helping others reach freedom, putting her own life in danger to do so. During the Civil War, she helped establish a spy ring in South Carolina and worked to ease the transition to freedom for thousands of former slaves. After the war, she settled in Auburn, New York and continued to help those who needed it. She established a charity home for needy and neglected African Americans.

Tubman was born Araminta Ross sometime in the early 1820s. Both of her parents were also slaves. She was hired out at very young ages to neighbors of her master and was often treated harshly at these...

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