Essay on A Rose For A Slave Girl By Harriet Ann Jacobs

730 Words Oct 25th, 2015 3 Pages
Incidents in the life of a slave girl is a autobiography by a youthful mother and criminal slave distributed in 1861 by L. Maria Child, who altered the book for its writer, Harriet Ann Jacobs. Harriet Jacobs role in regards to the African American history is to teach and inform. Jacob 's book is tended to white ladies in the North who don 't completely grasp the wrongs of bondage. She makes direct speaks to their mankind to extend their insight and impact their musings about slavery as a foundation. In her biography she says “I want to add my testimony to that of abler pens to convince the people of the Free States what slavery really is. Only by experience can any one realize how deep, and dark, and foul is that pit of abominations." (Edenton).

Speaker and writer of this story is Harriet Ann Jacobs. “Born into slavery to Elijah and Delilah Jacobs in 1813, Harriet Ann Jacobs grew up in Edenton, N.C., the daughter of slaves owned by different families. Her father was a skilled carpenter, whose earnings allowed Harriet and her brother, John, to live with their parents in a comfortable home. Her grandmother, Molly Horniblow, was a beloved adult in young Harriet’s life – a confidant who doled out encouraging advice along with bits of crackers and sweets for her grandchildren.” (Edenton).

Harriet Jacobs wanted to preserve her plan to escape free. She wanted to gain her freedom and to inform Nothern white women of the pain and suffering endured by African American females during…

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