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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Summary: Importance of the slave's family from Harriot Jacobs point of view.
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.

By Harriet A. Jacobs

The family of a slave is the most important aspect of life for a person held in slavery. Many parts of the autobiography show the strength of family and how being in bondage strengthened the link of family. Slavery was hell for many people involved in it, but the link to family was what kept many people alive though it. As shown throughout the book, family was the only people a person could trust. Harriet A. Jacobs gives us insight into the importance of the slave family.

Strength of the family in the autobiography was partly due to the fact the people were in bondage and forced to work in a hostile environment. Jacobs tells us that when all the work for the day was done in the fields or...

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