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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

by Harriet Jacobs

Women and Femininity Quotes

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Quote #10

How few mothers would have consented to have one of their own babes become a fugitive, for the sake of a poor, hunted nurse, on whom the legislators of the country had let loose the bloodhounds. (40.12)

This moment is super important, because it shows that white abolitionist women were capable of sacrificing their own comfort to assist a slave in need. It stands out as a model for what white readers could be doing.

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