What were the most significant challenges Linda faced as an enslaved women in the
antebellum south? What strategies did she use to try to overcome them? In what ways did
her gender shape some of the challenges she faced?
Writing the Paper
You should base your argument on Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. You may
also draws on the documents in Chapter 11 in Voices of Freedom, relevant sections of
Give Me Liberty!, or lecture. If you do not draw most of your examples from Incidents,
you will not get a very good grade. In any case, you should not do outside research—you
should only cite material from the course. If you do any outside research, you will
automatically fail—no exceptions.
Your paper should be six pages, double spaced. This is a maximum, not a minimum.
This is an academic, analytical essay. See the first paper topic for more about this. You
can also refer to the style rubric that I circulated. We will also use that when we are
grading your paper.
Plagiarism and Other Academic Integrity and Misconduct:
See the first paper topic for more on this.
Citation style: I have also covered some relevant sections of the Chicago Manual of Style
in the Writing Guide to help you cite items correctly.1