Harriet Jacobs, a.k.a. Linda Brent, focuses on the difficulties of holding enslaved people to the same moral code as other Christians. Using quotations from the text, find examples of how she tries to uphold Christian values only to be thwarted by her vulnerabilities as an enslaved person. Also, explain how she attempts to create a moral code in the face of these challenges.
Today, we conclude our final slave narrative. Reading these accounts can be overwhelming. For this discussion post, share your personal reactions to the following questions:
Which parts of the enslaved person’s experiences resonated with you and why?
What do you admire about these writers?
In what ways have their accounts changed your thinking about certain aspects of United States history?