Tom is sold to Haley, who eventually sells him to a kindly master named Mr. St. Clare. Eliza, however, cannot bear to part with her son and escapes the night before he is to be taken from her. She escapes successfully and makes her way to a Quaker village, with a family that harbors slaves. There, she is reunited with her husband George, who lived on a neighboring plantation and has also escaped to flee his master's cruelty. The couple and their son spend a night with the Quaker family before returning to the underground railroad.
It follows two main groups of people who are Tom, and then Eliza and George Harris and their son Henry (who are all black slaves). George is sold to an evil master so he runs away to the north and was soon joined by Eliza when she learns her son and Tom are to be sold because their master has debts. After a dramatic escape, they meet in a Quaker village and together they escape to Canada and eventually Africa. Tom does not run away with Eliza and Henry though, making the choice to be sold as a good slave would do. While on a boat to the slave auction, Tom rescues Eva, a pure white girl, when she falls overboard.
On the other hand, Haley attempts to purs... ... middle of paper ... ...rd. Thus putting Legree in Anger, he orders his overseers to beat him. When Tom is close to death, he forgives them. A bit too late, Shelby had finally arrived at Legree’s plantation after years of searching for his slave Tom. Shelby arrives with money to buy Tom’s freedom, but is too late.
He is indebted to a slave trader by the name of Haley. The story begins with Haley giving Shelby the option of trading a couple of his slaves to pay off his debt. Haley tells Shelby that he wants Tom, Shelby's most faithful slave. Knowing he has little choice, Shelby eventually signs over Eliza's five year old son, Harry and Tom to Mr. Haley, thus settling his debts. Eliza overhears the men talking and flees the plantation with her son.
The two runaways team up and Jim explains to Huck that he ran away because he overheard Widow Douglas telling her sister that she was going to sell Jim to a plantation in New Orleans. Huck promises to not tell anyone that he ran away but is nervous about helping an escaped slave. After a big storm the river floods and Jim and Huck find a floating house and raft and decide to loot the house and take the raft. Inside the house Jim finds a dead man but decides to keep the identity of the man a secret from Huck. Huck disguises himself as a girl and goes to the mainland for information and learns that the townspeople think that Jim is hiding on Jackson Island.
Chapters 1-5 Because his Kentucky plantation was overwhelmed by debt, George Shelby, Sr. makes plans to trade some slaves to a slave dealer named Haley in exchange for debts being canceled. The dealer selects Uncle Tom as payment for the debt. While the two are discussing the possible transaction, Eliza's son, Harry, comes rushing into the room. Haley decides he wants to take Harry also, but Shelby refuses to part with the child. Eliza, overhearing part of the conversation, is frightened and confides her fears to her husband, George Harris.
After Harriet escaped slavery in 1849. She made her first trip back to the slavery grounds, to help her niece and her two children flee slavery. She made plenty of trips back to rescue her younger brothers and attempted to bring along her husband John Tubman, but he resented because he remarried to a free woman. In the mid 1850’s, she travels back to rescue the rest of her brothers and sisters, along with others. In the late 1850’s, she made another trip to help her parents flee, during that time she gained information that her father was endangered of being incarcerated for assisting runaway slaves.
After his own sudden death, the family began selling all of their slaves (Civil War, 2014). Not wanting the rest of her family to be separated, Tubman was determined to escape (Civil War, 2014). The Underground Railroad Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in 1849, fleeing to Philadelphia (Biography, 2014). She initially left Maryland with two of her brothers, Ben and Henry, on September 17, 1849 as a notice published in the Cambridge Democrat that offered a $300 reward for the return of Harriet, Harry and Ben (Bio, 2014). Once they had gotten away, the two b... ... middle of paper ... ...Harlem_Food_ Cultural_Tours-NewYork.html Civil War Trust.
In her novel Beloved, Toni Morrison writes about the life of former slaves of Sweet Home. Sethe, one of the main characters, was once a slave to a man and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Garner. After Garner’s sudden death, schoolteacher comes to Sweet Home and takes control of the slaves. His treatment of all the slaves forced them to run away. Fearing that her children would be sold, Sethe sent her two boys and her baby girl ahead to her mother-in-law.
Mr. Lagree was a slave trader that is very cruel to his slaves. He also buys a small male child so that he can also have the child's mother named Eliza. Simon Lagree wants to own the child because he was going to make the mother Eliza his mistress. Even though she was married to another slave, he will do whatever it takes to have Eliza. Being that the Shelby family respected and loved their slaves like family, Mrs. Shelby told Eliza what was going to happen and made her runaway with her baby boy.