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Incidents in the life of a slave girl

Author: Harriet A Jacobs
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2001.
Series: Dover thrift editions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 an unflinching portrayal of the brutality of slave life. Jacobs speaks frankly of her master's abuse and her eventual escape, in an inspirational account of one woman's dauntless spirit and faith.--From publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
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Named Person: Harriet A Jacobs; Harriet Ann Jacobs; Harriet A Jacobs
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harriet A Jacobs
ISBN: 0486419312 9780486419312
OCLC Number: 46951756
Notes: Originally published: Boston, 1861.
Description: vii, 167 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Childhood --
The new master and mistress --
The slaves' New Years Day --
The slave who dared to feel like a man --
The trials of girlhood --
The jealous mistress --
The lover --
What slaves are taught to think of the North --
Sketches of neighboring slaveholders --
A perilous passage in the slave girl's life --
The new tie to life --
Fear of insurrection --
The church and slavery --
Another link to life --
Continued persecutions --
Scenes at the plantation --
The flight --
Months of peril --
The children sold --
New perils --
The loophole of retreat --
Christmas festivities --
Still in prison --
The candidate for Congress --
Competition in cunning --
Important era in my brother's life --
New destination for the children --
Aunt Nancy --
Preparations for escape --
Northward bound --
Incidents in Philadelphia --
The meeting of mother and daughter --
A home found --
The old enemy again --
Prejudice against color --
The hairbreadth escape --
A visit to England --
Renewed invitations to go south --
The confession --
The fugitive slave law --
Free at last.
Series Title: Dover thrift editions.
Responsibility: Harriet Jacobs.
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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 an unflinching portrayal of the brutality of slave life. Jacobs speaks frankly of her master's abuse and her eventual escape, in an inspirational account of one woman's dauntless spirit and faith.--From publisher description.

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