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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 3, The Slave's New Year's Day Summary

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Chapter 3, The Slave's New Year's Day Summary and Analysis

In this short chapter one learns about the slave auction and hiring day which occur each year on January first. The slaves live in fear of this annual event, which sends people powerlessly into unknown horrors and tears apart families. Linda laments how children (sometimes very young ones) are sold away from their mothers, never to be seen again. She tells of a woman with seven children who lost all of them to a slave trader one New Year's Day. Throughout the book, one will see several similar mentions of children permanently separated from parents and husbands separated from wives, since the law offers no legal sanction or protection for these familial bonds between slaves.

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