Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Part 1: 1825-1833 Abstract
* "Letters from a Slave Girl" is a fictionalized story of the true life of Harriet Ann Jacobs, a black girl born into slavery in Edenton, North Carolina in 1813, and who became a fugitive and eventually gained her freedom in 1852.
* Harriet begins writing letters to deceased members of her family in an account book...
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