HIS 14 FALL 2012
Due: November 29, 2012
An analysis of the book Harriet Jacobs autobiography Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl reveals, in my opinion, that it is an accurate representation of the antebellum South under a slave system based on other published works such as Soujourner Truth, Address to the Womens’ Right’s Convention Akron, Ohio 1851 and Benjamin Drew, Narratives of Escaped Slaves 1855. The accounts described by Harriet Jacobs are consistent with these and many other
In my assessment for veracity within “ Incidents In The Life of A Slave Girl”
I find a resounding voice throughout the slave, Free Black and the Abolitionist communities.
As Harriet Jacobs speaks of the brutal …show more content…
Although autobiographies are a rich source of information we must not ignore the possibility that autobiographies can and do represent a skewed view and must be analyzed carefully