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Incidents in the life of a slave girl : contexts, criticism

Author: Harriet A Jacobs; Nellie Y McKay; Frances Smith Foster
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2001.
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is the first full-length narrative written by a former woman slave in America. It tells the story of Harriet Jacobs's early life as a slave in North Carolina; her fugitive years in New York, Boston, and Rochester, where she became an abolition activist; and her struggle for freedom, hard won in 1852. This text is a reprint of the 1861 first edition, with explanatory annotations  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Biography
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Named Person: Harriet A Jacobs; Harriet A Jacobs; Harriet A Jacobs; Harriet Jacobs; Harriet A Jacobs; Harriet A Jacobs
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harriet A Jacobs; Nellie Y McKay; Frances Smith Foster
ISBN: 0393976378 9780393976373
OCLC Number: 44516700
Notes: Originally published: Boston : Published for the author, 1861.
Description: xxv, 390 pages : facsimile ; 22 cm.
Contents: Criticism: Written by herself : Harriet Jacobs' slave narrative / Jean Fagan Yellin --
Spiritual purity and sexual shame : religious themes in the writings of Harriet Jacobs / Ann Taves --
Form and ideology in three slave narratives / Valerie Smith --
The girls who became the women : childhood memories in the autobiographies of Harriet Jacobs, Mary Church Terrell, and Anne Moody / Nellie Y. McKay --
Runaway tongue : resistant orality in Uncle Tom's Cabin, Our Nig, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, and Beloved / Harryette Mullen --
Loopholes of resistance : Harriet Jacobs' slave narrative and the critique of agency in Foucault / Michelle Burnham --
Three Southern women and Freud : a non-exceptionalist aproach to race, class, and gender in the slave South / Nell Irvin Painter --
Resisting Incidents / Frances Smith Foster --
Reading and redemption in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl / Sandra Gunning --
The heady political life of compassion / Elizabeth V. Spelman --
"The laws were laid down to me anew" : Harriet Jacobs and the reframing of legal fictions / Christina Accomando.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Responsibility: Harriet Jacobs ; edited by Nellie Y. McKay, Frances Smith Foster.

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