Harriet Jacobs: Incidents in a life of a slave girl

1. What survival strategies did slaves use? These strategies might be either coping mechanisms or resistance tactics. You should consider who used which tactic, when, why, and to what effect. Where did slaves learn these tactics? Which were collective and which were individual? What parts of the slave experience did slaves most often challenge or need refuge from? What do these strategies tell us about the institution of slavery in the 1820s and 1830s?