Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs

by Harriet Jacobs, Linda Brent

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Overview

This novel was one of the first autobiographical narratives about the struggle for freedom by female slaves and an account of the sexual harassment and abuse they endured.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014489546
Publisher: Castaway Family Press
Publication date: 04/30/2012
Series: Harriet Jacobs Collection , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 249 KB

About the Author

Harriet Ann Jacobs
(February 11, 1813 � March 7, 1897) was an American writer, who escaped from slavery and became an abolitionist speaker and reformer. Jacobs' single work, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, published in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent, was one of the first autobiographical narratives about the struggle for freedom by female slaves and an account of the sexual harassment and abuse they endured.
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first account of slavery I've read that didn't sugar coat it. Jacobs details the hatred & opression of blacks by their white masters & mistresses. People who were so horrendously mistreated & hatefully abused & neglected physically, emotionally & mentally. Jacobs does a wonderful job recounting her days in slavery. She depicts a will to survive that is totally foreign to us. She gives us a glimpse into the thoughts & feelings of someone who's thoughts & feelings were never considered. An amazing book to say the very least!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is an eye opener into the life of a slave.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is written in first person telling..i enjoyed reading the true story of the slave girl. Her own words convey so much more clarity than fiction. For the history lover,this is it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. I think she was an amazing women. If she hadn't been a slave, can you imagin what she could have done?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story deserves 5 stars, but the way it is written, the sequence of events is sometimes too vague or disjointed. I wish the author had been more specific as to place names and dates. I understand that this was probably impossible under the circumstances and considering her frame of mind. All in all an heroic effort.
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