Women in Jacobs’ “Incidents” vs. Glymph’s “Women’s Fight”

Compare Harriet Jacobs’ “Incidents” to the portrayal of enslaved and white southern women in Part I of Thavolia Glymph’s “Women’s Fight.”

Taking Harriet Jacobs’ “Incidents” and Thavolia Glymph’s “Women’s Fight” books together, what are the key factors that shaped the lives of enslaved women? Compare and contrast the portrayals, then ask yourself which of the areas of difference and similarity matter the most and what they tell you.