Harriet Tubman died on March 10, 1913. Harriet helped many people and was very religious. She believed God gave her messages to go on her journeys. She is an American hero. * Slaves were incourged to marry because male slaves were less rebellious and didn't usually run away. Slaves could remarry with no divorce too. Harriet Tubman’s Childhood. Tubman’s childhood was cut short when she was hired out at age 5 to take care of an infant. This was her first job, of many to come, away from her mother. Minty was far too young to assume such a responsibility in addition to household work.
Araminta (Harriet Tubman) and her mother were the property of a man named Edward Brodess, the owner of a small plantation in Maryland. As a young child, Araminta likely had no idea what it meant to be a slave. Unfortunately, she would find out soon enough. A Child Slave Around the age of 5, Araminta was hired out by Brodess for the first time. Harriet Tubman's name at birth was Araminta Ross. She was one of 11 children of Harriet and Benjamin Ross born into slavery in Dorchester County, Maryland. As a child, Ross was "hired out" by her master as a nursemaid for a small baby, much like the nursemaid in the picture.
Harriet in a letter to the editor of the Cincinnati Journal [NFE: One of Harriet’s early exposures to the issue of slavery was the debates between students at Lane Seminary over immediate abolition of slavery versus colonization, the idea to relocate freed slaves to remote islands or back to Africa.