Harriet Jacob

Harriet Jacob - Erin Moore October 17, 2007 History 105...

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Erin Moore October 17, 2007 History 105 Harriet Jacob In Harriet Jacob’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl , Harriet tells of the struggles and hardships endured by slaves in the southern states of North America. She more specifically talks of the hardships put only upon female slaves so she may “arouse” those in the northern states so to further the motivation behind abolition. Jacobs first appeals to everybody, male or female, by exposing the “true” slave culture. She does this by telling how slaves are really treated as opposed to Nehemiah Adam’s A South Side View of Slavery, which portrays slavery as “generally not harmful” and that the slaves enjoy being owned. Harriet speaks of how inhumanely slave families are torn apart through the slave trade that begins every New Year. Harriet refers to another time called muster, “It is always custom to have a muster every year. On the occasion every white man shouldered his musket…I knew the houses were to be searched; and I expected it would be done by country bullies and the poor whites. I knew
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course HIST 105 taught by Professor Hatfield during the Fall '07 term at Texas A&M.

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