Harriet Tubman Dat Line Analysis

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Crossing “Dat Line” The brief narrative on the life of Harriet Tubman, published in 1863 by the Boston Commonwealth, entailed the comparing of the ideological roles of black women to Tubman and to white women and freed black women having to conform to the ideological roles of white women. The narrative also describes Tubman as the masculine, man-like women she really was, as well as describing her roles in the Underground Railroad and the Union Army. All of these things are expressed in this narrative with great detail, but the narrative is mostly just about who Harriet Tubman was as a person. The generalized stereotypes of all black women in the south were either the jezebel or the mammy. The jezebel was characterized as a “worldly
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