How Did Life Change Harriet Jacobs Life

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As a woman Harriet Jacobs/Linda lived through harsh conditions which no one

should ever have to bare. Jacobs was born into slavery but didn’t have any account of

it till she was 6 years old. Harriet also had a brother named John Jacobs/William who

was 2 years younger then her. Harriet would go on in life to endure verbal and physical

abuse from her slave master and his wife, Mr and Mrs Flint. Her early years in life were

not so bad under her first masters, but as time passed and she gets sold the Flints her

life begins to make some drastic changes that would soon alter her entire life into what

would shape her and her children lives forever.

Harriet loved her family dearly you can visualize this in the great lengths she

goes to be close to
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Nat Turners rebellion brought to light the conflict of how slaves

were treated when it came to being true Christians. The rebellion which came out of

Virginia led to many slaves gathering and recruiting more slaves in order to overthrow

the white slave owners, in turn many slaves were killed. This had brought a little

happiness to Jacobs cause she saw for the first time how many of the white slave

owners were living in some kind of fear. The fugitive slave law is what worried Jacobs

greatly, although she may have seen herself as a free person in the North, it still didn’t

take away from the fact if caught she could easily be returned to her master Mr. and

Mrs. Flint.

The hardest part of what I have read about slaves and Harriet Jacobs is how

slave owners were so hard hearted toward other people not of the same color. They

were treated like dogs, and many slave owners viewed slaves as not having feelings.

It is because of this many slaves had to go through so much abuse and

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