Essays Tagged: "Harriet Jacobs"

Biography and History -- Harriet Jacob's The Life of a Slave Girl

Solid essay about biographical determinism in former slave/writerBiography and History -- Harriet Jacob's The Life of a Slave GirlTo be a good writer, you must posess a careful balance betwe ... nd the story at its heart is a reconstruction of facts from the memory of the author. In thecase of Harriet Jacobs, it was also important that she make sure the readers understood slaveryfrom a woman' ...

(4 pages) 150 0 3.3 Oct/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Harriet Jacobs The Life of A Slave Girl book review

be extremely personal and honest regardless of their relationship with the public. As a slave girl, Harriet Jacobs found this task very difficult. She had to contend with an audience that offered no s ... versy among the whites and admiration with the few that understood the necessity for absolute truth.Harriet's early slave life was relatively sheltered considering the situation. Until her death in 18 ...

(3 pages) 187 0 3.5 Jul/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

1 page response to "incidents in the life of a slave girl" by harriet Jacobs

Harriet Jacobs was born into a family of African American slaves. Unlike Frederick Douglass, she was ... r parents tried to make their home as normal as possible. They succeeded for a long period of time. Harriet didn't know that she was a slave until her parents died when she whilst she was still a youn ... with severe punishment if they were caught, and even if they did, most did not have anywhere to go. Harriet had it all planned out well. She would hide until her friend could smuggle her to the free s ...

(1 pages) 207 2 3.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

The life of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs.

Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs are two authors with very similar backgrounds. Both Douglass and Jacobs were slaves, ... eat even when they had done nothing wrong, depicting that the slave owner liked beating his slaves. Harriet Jacobs tells stories of whippings as well as stories of how slaves were treated as property. ... times when men were not treated as harsh as women simply because they could do more work in a day. Harriet Jacobs and Frederick Douglass both lived a life of slavery. The only difference between Jaco ...

(3 pages) 123 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl

Harriet Jacobs and Harriet Beecher Stowe were among the many feminists and writers whom fought for t ... te while black woman were idealized as possessed and contained an uncontrollable, savage sexuality. Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl brought the sexual oppression of captive black ... ead and write Linda was able to establish her own intelligence and eventually outwit her own master.Harriet Jacobs' narrative is a powerful statement revealing the impossibility and undesirability of ...

(7 pages) 167 1 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Short essays on Harriet Jacobs and Fredrick Douglass

By Lee A. Zito1.Harriet Jacobs pulished under the psuedonym, Linda Brent. With pseudonyms she was able to protect he ... Franklin's virtuous feelings and ideas of humanity, but include the African American race as well.3.Harriet Jacobs and Fredrick Douglass both share a relationship within their stories. Both authors ha ...

(1 pages) 74 2 4.8 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Incidents in a life of a slave girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl are Harriet Jacobs's reflections on what slavery meant to her as well as all women in bondage. In order ... h that she sometimes regards death as a better alternative than a life in bondage. As a slave girl, Harriet Jacobs found this task very difficult. She had to contend with an audience that offered no s ... among the whites and admiration with the few that understood the necessity for absolute truth. For Harriet, slavery was different than many African Americans. She did not spend her life harvesting co ...

(3 pages) 86 0 3.7 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Slavery: What was it really like for women?

are of the children, families, and chores, they had to face the threat of sexual exploitation. When Harriet Jacobs first talks about bringing her new-born babe into this world, the first thing on her ... t the helpless victim, has no other feelings towards her but those of jealousy and rage" (216).When Harriet Jacobs speaks of this, we as readers wonder what was an enslaved woman like her to do? These ...

(6 pages) 101 0 3.4 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Life And Times Of Harriet Jacobs And Hatsuyo Nakamura

ften these are questions that are not pondered, but are aspects of life that are taken for granted. Harriet Jacobs and Hatsuyo Nakamura lived lives under conditions we cannot begin to imagine or even ... onditions we cannot begin to imagine or even comprehend the realities they faced with each new day. Harriet and Hatsuyo were two strong willed women that were victims of circumstance, they had all the ...

(6 pages) 776 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl

rtuous while black woman are idealized as exotic and contained an uncontrollable, savage sexuality. Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl brought the sexual oppression of captive black ... Slave Girl brought the sexual oppression of captive black women into the public and political arena.Harriet Jacobs takes a great risk writing her trials as a house servant in the south and a fugitive ...

(5 pages) 75 0 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" by Harriet Ann Jacobs: A Look at Oppression

forgotten, rather the horrors of slavery would live on in the tales of those who lived through it. Harriet Jacobs is one of those people. Born into slavery in 1813, she endured many hardships, which ... er sacrifices will not ever need be repeated.Sources Used: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs

(5 pages) 74 0 0.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Pride and Perseverance

involved with church and he has a decent job.In the memoir "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl," Harriet Jacobs has also escaped her life as a slave. Harriet Jacobs is living her life in a small sh ... a slave. Harriet Jacobs is living her life in a small shed off of her Grandmothers house. Although Harriet has escaped her life as a slave and her abusive slave master, her living conditions still so ...

(3 pages) 34 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Broken Silence

en interviewed deliberately made no mention of the sexual oppression they endured while in bondage. Harriet Jacobs was one of the first ex-slaves to bow her back to public criticism and document the s ... simply didn't talk about the shameful side to slavery. It simply wasn't politically correct. Harriet Jacobs gives a much less whitewashed version of slavery. She took a great risk in writing ab ...

(4 pages) 27 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" by Harriet Jacobs

Incidents in the Life of a Slave GirlHarriet Jacobs is the author of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. During the civil war, when sh ... s the author of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. During the civil war, when she published it, Harriet had to have her character as another name, so that there was no chance of her getting caught ... lped any other slaves, even her self, she does every thing she can just to help her children first. Harriet knew that the only way to let slaves know all that she went through in her experiences was t ...

(4 pages) 27 0 3.0 Jun/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Slaves to Themselves

were different. In the following essay, I will look closely at the perspective of the female slave, Harriet Jacobs in "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl", and respectfully show the similarities an ... slave woman offers a different perspective of a woman's account of her disadvantages. One way that Harriet Jacobs perceived slavery differently than Frederick Douglass is that as a child, she never r ...

(6 pages) 2 0 0.0 Oct/2012

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

FAILURES AND PROBLEMS WITHIN SLAVE OWNING RELIGION AS PRESENTED BY FREDERICK DOUGLASS AND HARRIET JACOBS

y 5th 2014FAILURES AND PROBLEMS WITHIN SLAVE OWNING RELIGION AS PRESENTED BY FREDERICK DOUGLASS AND HARRIET JACOBSIn Frederick Douglass' Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs' ... ret this passage as commenting on the corruption that slavery causes to the foundation of religion. Harriet Jacobs is stating that it is impossible to be a good Christian while supporting the franchis ...

(8 pages) 0 0 0.0 May/2014

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History