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Harriet Jacobs, James Norcom, and the Defense of Hierarchy

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Dr. James Norcom, a prominent figure in eastern North Carolina during the 19th-century, was an active local politician and respected doctor who was accused by his slave, Harriet Jacobs, as being ruthless and lascivious in her autobiography. Parramore examines the disparate portrayals of Dr. Norcom in Jacob's account and in historical records, concluding while aspects of Jacob's description are accurate, the doctor's sexual relations with his slaves and her overall characterization is prone to emotional exaggeration.
Carolina Comments (NoCar F 251 C38), Vol. 38 Issue 3, May 1990, p82-87