Remember: we have 4 class meetings on Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Nell Irvin Painter’s introduction will be very useful to you as will Cindy Weinstein’s article on the slave narrative and sentimentalism. One easy way to gain context on Incidents would be to watch the documentary Slavery and the Making of America which is available in 4 episodes on youtube. We’ll be screening the third of these in class next week.
A few things to consider as you read: