Prep for quiz (in the large lecture) by discussing and reviewing pp. 1-80.
1. At what points does Jacobs draw attention to the fact that her story is different from other slave narratives? What differences does she point out, and how do they matter to the story?
2. According to the author, what particular challenges did young slave girls face? How does Linda prove that slavery is worse for girls?
3. When Incidents first came out, many people assumed it was fiction. What elements might have suggested that the account wasn't true?
4. What role do friends and family play in the book? To what extent is this a story about Linda, and to what extent is it a portrait of a community?
5. How does Jacobs appeal to her audience? What are her major points? Does she use emotions, logic, or some combination of the two to make her major points?
6. Do women have power in this time period? Why or why not?
7. How did enslaved people demonstrate creative/covert resistance toward their masters? Provide specific examples from the text to support your answers.