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Letters from a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet Jacobs Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Letter Book

Harriet's letter book is a grouping of letters she has written to dead and missing loved ones on the back and sides of book pages.

Crackers

Molly Horniblow makes money selling homemade crackers from her home.

Herbs

John learns how to treat illnesses with herbs while he belongs to the Norcom family.

Garret

Harriet lives for seven years in a tiny garret cut out above her grandmother's storeroom in order to keep from being caught by the slave patrols and returned to bondage with the Norcom family.

Jail

Harriet's brother, children, and aunt are put in jail in Edenton shortly after she runs away in an attempt to force her to give herself up. The trick does not work and they are all eventually released.

Cottage

Dr. Norcom has a cottage built for the sole purpose of hiding Harriet there so that he might make her...

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