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Harriet Tubman was an escaped slave She helped so many of her black people that she became known as Moses of Her People During the civil war she served the union army as a nurse spy cook and scout She was also conductor on the Underground Railroad She was a very heroic womanHarriet Tubman was born on plantation near Bucktown about 1820 She was one of eleven children of a slave couple At seven years old she was hired out to do housework and care for white children on nearby farms Later she became a field hand When she was a teenager she was struck on the head As a result of the blow she fell asleep a few times a day for the rest of her life Hard work toughened her and before she was 19 she was as strong as the men she worked with wereIn Philadelphia Pa and later in Cape May NJ Harriet Tubman worked as a maid in hotels and clubs By December 1850 she had saved up enough money to make the first of her nineteen daring journeys back into the south She went back the lead other slaves out of bondage In 1851 she returned for her husband to find that he had remarriedBibliography BIBLIOGRAPHYHarriet Tubman Comptons Encyclopedia httpcomptonsv3webaolcom 2000Harriet Tubman Hutchinson Encyclopedia httpukabwebaolcom 2000Harriet Tubman Encarta Online Concise httpwwwencartamsncom 2000
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