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A true tale of slavery.

Author: John S Jacobs; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library.
Publisher: [Chapel Hill, N.C.] : Academic Affairs Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : English : Electronic edView all editions and formats
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Born in Edenton, North Carolina to slave parents who died when he was a child, the author is believed to be Harriet Jacobs' brother, John. He remained in and around Edenton, belonging to four different masters. After John escaped in New York while accompanying his master on a honeymoon tour, he soon learned about his sister's successful escape and they were reunited and together moved to Boston. John left the United  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John S Jacobs; Harriet A Jacobs; Harriet A Jacobs; John S Jacobs
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John S Jacobs; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library.
OCLC Number: 54078051
Notes: Title from electronic caption title (viewed Jan. 20, 2004).
This electronic edition is part of the UNC-CH digitization project's database, Documenting the American South. It is a part of the collection North American slave narratives.
Text transcribed by Apex Data Services, Inc. Images scanned by Elizabeth S. Wright. Text encoded by Apex Data Services, Inc. and Elizabeth S. Wright.
Details: Mode of access: Internet World Wide Web.; System requirements: PC with modem or direct Internet connection; SGML viewer required for SGML files.
Other Titles: North American slave narratives.
Leisure hour.

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Born in Edenton, North Carolina to slave parents who died when he was a child, the author is believed to be Harriet Jacobs' brother, John. He remained in and around Edenton, belonging to four different masters. After John escaped in New York while accompanying his master on a honeymoon tour, he soon learned about his sister's successful escape and they were reunited and together moved to Boston. John left the United States following the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law, while Harriet remained behind in Boston with her employer who eventually bought her from slave-catchers. The final installment of Jacobs's narrative from February 28, 1861, is a compilation of anecdotes about how slaves were treated in the south and a discussion of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.

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