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The Harriet Jacobs family papers

Author: Harriet A Jacobs; John S Jacobs; Louisa Matilda Jacobs; Jean Fagan Yellin
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : Biography : State or province government publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Harriet Jacob's life exemplifies the history of her people throughout the nineteenth century. The Harriet Jacobs Family Papers, composed of writings by Jacobs, her brother John S. Jacobs, and her daughter Louisa Matilda Jacobs, writings to them, and private and public writings about them, presents a unique angle of vision. Fueled by the conflict between the impluse of liberty inspiring American life and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
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Named Person: Harriet A Jacobs; John S Jacobs; Louisa Matilda Jacobs; Harriet A Jacobs; Harriet A Jacobs; John S Jacobs; Louisa Matilda Jacobs
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harriet A Jacobs; John S Jacobs; Louisa Matilda Jacobs; Jean Fagan Yellin
ISBN: 9780807831311 080783131X
OCLC Number: 202544294
Notes: Accompanying CD-ROM (electronic resource) Harriet Jacobs family papers: volumes 1 & 2.
LC copy 2, vol. 1 imperfect: CD-ROM wanting.
Description: 2 volumes (lxxxi, 929 pages) : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: pt. 1. September 1810-November 1843: Slavery and Resistance --
pt. 2. September 1845-April 1849: British Respite, Northern Activism --
pt. 3. April 1849-December 1852: Friendship, Fear, Freedom --
pt. 4. January 1853-May 1858: Writing a Life --
June 1858-January 1861: The Slave's Own Story --
pt. 6. January 1861-March 1862: Winning Hearts and Minds --
pt. 7. August 1862-October 1863: Alexandria: The Heart of the Struggle --
pt. 8. October 1863-April 1865: Alexandria: Building Freedom --
pt. 9. April 1865-September 1866: Savannah and the Fight for Reconstruction --
pt. 10. November 1866-August 1868: A New Cause and an Old Commitment --
November 1868-April 1887: From Public to Private --
pt. 12. August 1888-June 1917: Endings.
Responsibility: Jean Fagan Yellin, editor ; Joseph M. Thomas, executive editor ; Kate Culkin, associate editor ; Scott Korb, associate editor.
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Although millions of African American women were held in bondage over the 250 years that slavery was legal in the United States, Harriet Jacobs (1813-97) is the only one known to have left papers  Read more...

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