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D. Greene Reading guide for Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl 1) What was Harriet’s purpose in writing and publishing her memoirs? Who did she hope would read it? What did she hope that readers would do after reading her account? Purpose: To tell the country about her experiences as a slave and to let the world know what she was going through. Not for pity but for education of the nation. To remind the free slaves that they need to do something about the travesty that was occurring in the south. She hoped that women would read it as an inspiration that they could make a difference and that their voices could be heard. She hoped that She hoped that readers would… 2) How did her life and experience differ from that of most other slaves? How was she different? She was different because she was treated well before the age of 12. She never considered herself a slave until her mistress and master died, until she was sold she was educated well by her mistress and lead a happy life. She enjoyed helping
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2009 for the course HIST 2310 taught by Professor Greene during the Spring '09 term at Baylor.

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