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Unformatted text preview: used as "breeders," forced to bear children to add to their master's "stock," but denied right to care for them • valued for their offspring as much if not more than labor • rights of women to protect their families and raise their children • Jacobs' cause is personal (she wants to save her children), and Douglass' is, at least in part, political (he wants to be noted as a leader and activist) • "Linda" has numerous opportunities to escape, but chooses to give up her freedom and her own life to save her children • she is speaking not only for herself, but also for her sisters still in bondage. Also, Douglass focuses on his life, but Jacobs focuses on incidents in her life o isn’t worried about people knowing it was her and getting recognition while also protecting people that might be hurt by her story – uses alias ‘Linda’ – just wants the message conveyed and people made aware as a whole of the detrimental and devastating situation female slaves faced...
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2010 for the course AFAM 101 taught by Professor Mcmillan during the Fall '07 term at UNC.
- Fall '07
- Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl