Fifty Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl

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Slavery offered blacks an era of misfortune, giving them a time of fear, pain, and absolute control from the hands of a slave owner. There are countless stories, each with their own ballad of misery and, in some rare occasions, victory in the form of freedom, but it was not as common. In Fifty Years in Chains, a narrative written by Charles Ball, Ball states that most “could be sold for a good price” (Ball), showing how human life, such as himself, was auctioned off like an object, rather than being treated like a living being. In Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet A. Jacobs, Jacobs describes her “sad epoch in the life of a slave girl” (Jacobs) and paints a picture of how her master, “resorted to many means to accomplish his
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