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Harriet Tubman

Black History and Blacks in U.S. History
Black History and Blacks in U.S. History


Harriet Tubman
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.27

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    impossibly, federal, abuse, marriage, unsafe, value, injury, century, miserable, illegal, series, escape, medical, possible, traveled, jobs
     content words:    United States, John Tubman, Underground Railroad, New York, Civil War


Harriet Tubman
By Kathleen W. Redman
  

1     In the United States, slavery was outlawed more than a century ago. It's hard to imagine today what it was like to be a slave in America so many years ago. It might even be hard to imagine that slavery was a common part of American life. It was, of course, and those held as slaves had miserable lives.
 
2     African-American slaves led a life of impossibly hard work and abuse most people can't imagine. Children were put to work as soon as they were able to do simple tasks. Families were often split when a slave owner sold children and their parents to different owners. Slaves were often denied basic things like medical care, schools, and even necessities like regular food and sleep.
 
3     Harriet was born as Araminta "Minty" Ross in the 1820s to parents who were slaves. While still a child, she was put to work doing all kinds of jobs like babysitting and checking hunting traps. Her family, too, was split when some of them were sold to other slave owners. It was sad when someone was sold, but there didn't seem to be anything that could be done about it.

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Black History and Blacks in U.S. History
             Black History and Blacks in U.S. History


Women's History
             Women's History


United States
             United States


    American Government  
 
    Black History and Blacks in U.S. History  
 
    Children in History  
 
    Government Careers  
 
    Hispanic Heritage  
 
    How Can I Help?  
 
 
    Immigration  
 
    National Parks and Monuments  
 
    Native Americans  
 
    Presidents of the United States  
 
    Women's History  
 


United States History
    A Nation Divided
(1840-1861)
 
 
    A New Nation
(1776-1830)
 
 
    After the Civil War
(1865-1870)
 
 
    American Revolution  
 
    Cold War
(1947-1991)
 
 
    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
 
    Lewis and Clark
(1804-1806)
 
 
    Pearl Harbor  
 
    Spanish American War (1898)  
 
    The 1890's  
 
    The 1900's  
 
    The 1910's  
 
    The 1920's  
 
    The 1930's  
 
 
    The 1940's  
 
    The 1950's  
 
    The 1960's  
 
    The 1970's  
 
    The 1980's  
 
    The 1990's  
 
    The 2000's  
 
    The Civil War
(1861-1865)
 
 
    The Great Depression
(1929-1945)
 
 
    The United States Grows
(1865-1900)
 
 
    The War of 1812  
 
    Wild, Wild West  
 
    World War I
(1914-1918)
 
 
    World War II  
 


50 States

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