The Vantage Point Of A Fugitive Slave By Harriet Jacobs

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Three themes deserve attention in discussing Jacobs account of what American looked like from the vantage point of a fugitive slave: psychological abuse, Confinement, and unjust violence. Throughout this reading, vivid and gory descriptions of graphic beatings and lynchings were stated. Harriet Jacobs acknowledged how many slaves had their religion suppressed by their owners. Many were constantly mentally abused and violated by their owners. They didn’t receive basic human rights, like their owners had. Some slaves didn’t always receive this cruel brutality and had an easier life due to their more lenient owners. Many psychological problems arose from: women being forced to sleep with their owners, and families being separated. Linda from
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