Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Author:Harriet A. Jacobs In one of the most significant slave narratives ever written, Harriet Jacobs, born a slave to mulatto parents in 1813 North Carolina, recounts her remarkable story. From her sale to an abusive master, to her bid for freedom as the lover of a white man, to her ultimate and harrowing emancipation, this work is an outstanding example of a woman's e... more »xtraordinary courage--and one of the most provocative first-person accounts of slavery in American history.« 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.