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Runaway Slave: The Story of Harriet Tubman
Runaway Slave The Story of Harriet Tubman Author:Ann McGovern This is the story of Harriet Tubman and how she led hundreds of slaves to freedom -- on the secret Underground Railroad. — From the introduction: — "Can a human being be owned by another person -- the way a cow or a horse is owned? People who used to have slaves thought so. Like a cow or a horse, a slave must work for the person who owns him, th... more »ey said. Like a cow or a horse, a slave could be sold by his owner.
We do not have slaves in this country now. No one has a right to treat another human being like a cow or a horse.
But once there was slavery in this country.
Thousands of Negro people were kidnaped in Africa. Ships carried them to America to be sold as slaves. The children and grandchildren of these Negroes were kept as slaves.
Almost all the slaves worked in the South on big farms called plantations.
In the North, most farms were small, and the farmers did not need slaves. Most Northern states made laws against owning slaves. The Negroes there were free.
Even in the South there were free Negroes.
Some slaves in the South were freed by their masters. Some slaves ran away to be free."
This is the story of one slave who ran away. But running away was not all she did. This story tells how Harriet Tubman helped other slaves become free.« less