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Friday, December 30, 2016
No North American African descendant of African kidnap victims should ever celebrate New Year's Day
Nat Turner's Bible
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Chapter 3, The Slave's New Year's Day Summary & Analysis
This Study Guide consists of approximately 46 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more -
everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.
Chapter 3, The Slave's New Year's Day Summary and Analysis
this short chapter one learns about the slave auction and hiring day
which occur each year on January first. The slaves live in fear of this
annual event, which sends people powerlessly into unknown horrors and
tears apart families. Linda laments how children (sometimes very young
ones) are sold away from their mothers, never to be seen again. She
tells of a woman with seven children who lost all of them to a slave
trader one New Year's Day. Throughout the book, one will see several
similar mentions of children permanently separated from parents and
husbands separated from wives, since the law offers no legal sanction or
protection for these familial bonds between slaves.