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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself
Author: Harriet A. Jacobs
This autobiographical account by a former slave is one of the few extant narratives written by a woman. Written and published in 1861, it delivers a powerful, unflinching portrayal of the brutality of slave life. Jacobs speaks frankly of her master's abuse and her eventual escape, in an amazing and inspirational account of one woman's dauntless ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780674447462
ISBN-10: 0674447468
Publication Date: 5/1987
Pages: 306
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4.4 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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pinkcypress avatar reviewed Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself on + 86 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
A very good autobiography! Jacobs was born a slave in 1813 and became a fugitive in her 20s. Her life is one worth examination.
cornmaiden8 avatar reviewed Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself on + 19 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
An astonishing story of a young woman holding her own in the slave ravaged south in the 1800's. A testament to womens' will, courage, strength, perseverance and determination. A historic phenomenon!
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Interesting look at slave life from a female's point of view. Covers the life of a young slave girl from early childhood and her determined quest for freedom for herself and her children.


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