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Incidents in the life of a slave girl

Author: Harriet A Jacobs
Publisher: Clayton, DE : Prestwick House, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classic includes a glossary and reader's notes to help the modern reader appreciate Jacobs' perspectives and language. DRIVEN BY THE HORRORS of slavery and fear of a predatory master, Harriet Jacobs, a young black woman, makes the fateful, life-altering decision to escape. Long thought to be the work of a white writer, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is the captivating  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Harriet A Jacobs; John S Jacobs; Harriet A Jacobs; John S Jacobs
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harriet A Jacobs
ISBN: 158049336X 9781580493369
OCLC Number: 173611129
Notes: "Originally published in 1861."
Description: 253 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: by Harriet Jacobs.

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This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classic includes a glossary and reader's notes to help the modern reader appreciate Jacobs' perspectives and language. DRIVEN BY THE HORRORS of slavery and fear of a predatory master, Harriet Jacobs, a young black woman, makes the fateful, life-altering decision to escape. Long thought to be the work of a white writer, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is the captivating and terrifying story of Jacobs' daily life on a plantation in North Carolina, her seven years of hiding, and her ultimate triumph. Jacobs wrote her autobiography in 1861, under a pseudonym to protect the lives of the friends and family she left behind, and the work had been essentially lost until the mid-twentieth century. Now recognized as a classic, unflinching portrait of slave life, Incidents exposes slavery on a level comparable only to that of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.

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