Like Isabel, America is just starting out in the time period when the book begins—indeed, it is not even independent from Great Britain, and even by the end of the book it is only recently acknowledged as a country. As such, Isabel feels some affiliation with America as an entity in its early stages.
As a slave, Isabel is extremely unhappy with the way she is treated by her owners. This reflects the dissatisfaction felt by America about the way it is treated by its British overlords—the young country is suffering under issues of being taxed without representation, essentially being asked to contribute without being recompensed. As a slave, Isabel is confronted with this same issue.
It is no surprise, then, that Isabel wishes to break free of her...
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