Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
...African Americans (Littlefield 2007, 53). The African American woman in the cult of true womanhood was a domestic hostage, and also a laborer, breeder and concubine. The attributes by which a woman and her husband, neighbors and society defined true womanhood, as documented by Welter (1966, 151), were divided into domesticity, submissiveness, purity and piety, and anyone who tampered with these virtues... ? The Introduction ‘Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl’ gives a narration of the true life story under slavery of Harriet Ann Jacobs, using the pseudonym, Linda Brent. The setting is in the 19th Century when bondage, capitalism and oppression intertwined to shape, determine and redefine the lives of...