Homework 2007_11_12 - Emily Ryan English 2020 Harriet Ann...

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Emily Ryan English 2020 Harriet Ann Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (982-995, 1000-03) 11/12/07 1. Briefly tell the story of Harriet Jacobs’s grandmother and explain why she was a powerful role model for granddaughter. What did you learn about the laws governing enslavement as you read about her life? Harriet Jacob’s grandmother was born to a man who set her free (along with her siblings and mother) in his will. While traveling as free people to find their family they were captured and sent back. They were bought by new people. This shows the Fugitive Slave Act of 1950 is in position. There were no free black people at this time and so even though they were supposed to be free, they weren’t. Once she was bought again, Jacob’s grandmother worked hard to get respect and earn money in hopes of eventually buying back her children. Jacob’s grandmother showed what hard work and dedication can do to become free. She showed that by respecting and gaining respect from her mistress, one
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This homework help was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course ENGL 2010 taught by Professor Bradley during the Fall '07 term at Middle Tennessee State University.

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