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Other Issues & Topics
 
 
  • the impact of the Nat Turner Insurrection in 1831 on the lives of slaves;
  • the lives of free Blacks in the South before the Civil War (like Jacobs' grandmother);
  • the issue of the black woman's sexuality and oppression by white slave owners;
  • the conflict between the "ideal" concept of motherhood (the "white" standard) and the realities of slave motherhood;
  • the issue of slave literacy (under what circumstances did slaves learn to read and write?  what were the consequences -- negative and positive -- for literate slaves?);
  • the origin of the word "Jim Crow" and how the Jim Crow laws came into existence after the Civil War;
  • Harriet Jacobs' life after she became free.

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