Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Author:Harriet A. Jacobs Harriet A. Jacobs was born a slave in North Carolina in 1813 and became a fugitive in the 1830's. She recorded her triumphant struggle for freedom in an autobiography that was published pseudonymously in 1861. — In this fully realized edition, editor Jean Fagan Yellin identifies the people and places that Jacobs wrote about, presents new materia... more »l about Jacobs and her manuscript, including photographs and a selection of Jacob's letters.« less
This book was facsinating! It was passed along to me from a friend and I didn't think I'd get into it. I like reading memoirs and this was amazing. The editor pulls the auto-biography together with footnotes and references at the back of the book which puts a time line together of the early 1800's. There are photographs of the author and copies of original letters and correspondence from the time. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in historical memoirs, slavery, black history or just out for an interesting read.