Arriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Write a threeto fourpage essay that addresses the theme below. Remember to include an introduction, complete with a thesis statement, and a conclusion, which briefly restates your arguments and highlights the larger importance of your findings. Be sure to use a few quotes to substantiate your arguments. Always cite all direct quotes and paraphrases from the works of others. Include a Works Cited page.

You can use both Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, and the documents from Voices of Freedom (pp. 213-222) to answer the question. Use of internet sources is not acceptable!

Paper topic: In the midst of extreme oppression and hardship, slaves resisted their condition and created their own ways of living. In what ways did slaves create their own culture and ways of life? How did slaves resist slavery? In what ways were hardships and responses to those hardships related to a slaves gender?

Arriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Write a threeto fourpage essay that addresses the theme below. Remember to include an introduction, complete with a thesis statement, and a conclusion, which briefly restates your arguments and highlights the larger importance of your findings. Be sure to use a few quotes to substantiate your arguments. Always cite all direct quotes and paraphrases from the works of others. Include a Works Cited page.

You can use both Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, and the documents from Voices of Freedom (pp. 213-222) to answer the question. Use of internet sources is not acceptable!

Paper topic: In the midst of extreme oppression and hardship, slaves resisted their condition and created their own ways of living. In what ways did slaves create their own culture and ways of life? How did slaves resist slavery? In what ways were hardships and responses to those hardships related to a slaves gender?

Arriet Jacobs: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

The Reading:
Harriet Jacobsas Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is a primary document. a?Primary sources are materials produced by people or groups directly involved in the event or topic under consideration, either as participants or as witnesses. They provide the evidence on which historians rely in order to describe and interpret the past.a? Jacobsas narrative offers a view of the experience of slavery from the slaveas perspective, and it offers a womanas story which is particularly rare among slave narratives. For some important context about slave culture and life, see chap. 11 in the textbook. Think about the tips for evaluating a primary source listed below as you read Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and write your paper.
Tips for Evaluating a Primary Source
a? Who is the author?
a? When was the source composed?
a? Who was the intended audience?
a? What is the purpose of the source?
a? How do the authoras gender and socioeconomic class compare to those of the people about whom he or she is writing?
a? What is the historical context in which the source was written and read?
a? What unspoken assumptions does the text contain?
a? What biases are detectable in the source?

Study Guide Questions and the Assignment:
Write a 3-4 page double-spaced paper that addresses the following issues and questions.

1) What was life like for slaves?
2) What are some specific examples of hardships suffered by slaves during this time?
3) How did slaves cope with their bondage? How did they survive? Did they fight back? Why or why not? Before answering this question you should read chap. 11 in the textbook.
4) Education was denied to most slaves, does it surprise you that Harriet Jacobs was able to write such a descriptive account of her experiences? Why or why not?
5) How were African-Americans treated in the North? Was the antebellum North an egalitarian culture and society? Was all of America a slaveholding republic?
6) Why is it important to study the history of slavery using primary sources?

The entire book can be found online using this weblink:
1546451/pdfs/incidents.pdf

Please make sure all the above guidelines are followed and this paper is for history class. Also can you make sure you know the contents of the book, Thanks