Explore the Role of Gender in Slave Oppressing

Using Frederick Douglass’ autobiography ‘Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass’ and Harriet Jacobs’ ‘Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl’ as your sources of evidence, explore the role that gender played in the ways that slaves were oppressed as well as the ways that African American slaves exercised agency (power) within their lives in face of this oppression. Include a review of the institution of slavery, region, law and religion into your analysis.