Harriet Jacobs’ narrative demonstrates that slavery was not a monolithic institution of absolute power. Instead, the power dynamics of slavery frequently changed hands between master and slave, albeit how small.
Jessica is a graduate from West Virginia University where she studied History with concentrations in Latin American Studies, Spanish, and Professional Writing and Editing. Following graduation, she lived in Spain and taught English at the University of Salamanca, growing as an educator and becoming a fan of cafe con leche, travel, and Spanish. She plans to pursue a PhD in History in the future to continue her passion for better understanding the experiences of ordinary people throughout the past and combining a balanced approach to the field through archival research, language, and travel.