Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

In chapter 3 why does Jacob take special care to emphasize the mother instincts and mother agonies of the slave woman to white audience

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Jacobs emphasizes these things in order to make her readers (particularly women and mothers) become emotionally vested in the plight of slave women. She wants these people to understand women are inherently alike..... they have the same fears, instincts, and potential for love that everyone else does. This emphasis appeals to the audience's humanity. She wants her audience to put themselves in the slave women's shoes.