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A Rose For A Slave Girl By Harriet Jacobs

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The book, Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl starts off by introducing the us to a slave girl who is known as Linda who represents Harriet Jacobs. The books narrates the life Harriet who was born into slavery in 1813 near Edenton, North Carolina. The time period where racial slurs had been widely and slavery was very popular. She had not know she was a slave girl until the solid age of six years after her childhood had been demolished. The main idea for publishing this book was to show the hardship she had faced through her childhood and growing up as a slave. The book is suppose the appeal the sense of empathy towards those that still suffered in slavery or are still suffering in third world countries and provide a better point of view to historian. It was written for everyone to show compassion through her enslaved brothers and sisters. Chapter 1 starts off by introducing a girl that had lived a great life until her mother had died at the age of 6 and she is sent to work for the mistress her mother had worked for all her life and live with her Grandmother. The Grandmother had raised $300 dollars and the mistress had borrowed that money from her. Eventually the mistress dies and instead of letting all her slaves free in her will she gives her slaves to relatives. The slave girls is inherited by a five year old girl. The main point of this first chapter was to argue and support the suffering of slavery. The young girl who had only lived six years of her life is basically
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