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Harriot Jacobs Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl

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Harriot Jacobs spent most her childhood being treated differently not only for being a slave but also, unfortunately, she was born a girl. As an African American female in the south, she was treated as lower than a man. Men looked at her like she was their play thing, an object. In her book, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Harriot Jacobs, or as she calls herself Linda Brent, disclosed to her readers the hardship she faced as a female slave. Gender in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is depicted as full of sexual harassment and prejudice. When Harriot became of age, Dr. Flint began his relentless harassment of Harriot. Day after day, hour after hour, he would whisper cruel and despicable things into her ear (Jacobs). She then
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