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Jacobs, Harriet A. (Harriet Ann) 1813-1897

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Works: 191 works in 328 publications in 6 languages and 10,044 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Personal narratives  Sources  Records and correspondence  Autobiographies  Biographies  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Slave narratives 
Roles: Author, Other, Engraver
Classifications: E449, B
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Slave narratives ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,033 libraries worldwide
"No literary genre speaks as directly and as eloquently to the brutal contradictions in American history as the slave narrative. The works collected in this volume present unflinching portrayals of the cruelty and degradation of slavery while testifying to the African-American struggle for freedom and dignity. They demonstrate the power of the written word to affirm a person's -- and a people's -- humanity in a society poisoned by racism. Slave Narratives shows how a diverse group of writers challenged the conscience of a nation and, through their expression of anger, pain, sorrow, and courage, laid the foundations of the African-American literary tradition. This volume collects ten works published between 1772 and 1864: Two narratives by James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw (1772) and Olaudah Equiano (1789) recount how they were taken from Africa as children and brought across the Atlantic to British North America; The Confessions of Nat Turner (1831) provides unique insight into the man who led the deadliest slave uprising in American history; The widely read narratives by the fugitive slaves Frederick Douglass (1845), William Wells Brown (1847), and Henry Bibb (1849) strengthened the abolitionist cause by exposing the hypocrisies inherent in a slaveholding society ostensibly dedicated to liberty and Christian morality; The Narrative of Sojourner Truth (1850) describes slavery in the North while expressing the eloquent fervor of a dedicated woman; Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom (1860) tells the story of William and Ellen Craft's subversive and ingenious escape from Georgia to Philadelphia; Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) is Harriet Jacobs's complex and moving story of her prolonged resistance to sexual and racial oppression; and the narrative of the "trickster" Jacob Green (1864) presents a disturbing story full of wild humor and intense cruelty. Together, these works fuse memory, advocacy, and defiance into a searing collective portrait of American life before emancipation. Slave Narratives contains a chronology of events in the history of slavery, as well as biographical and explanatory notes and an essay on the texts."--Publisher's description
Incidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herself by Harriet Ann Jacobs( Book )
38 editions published between 1861 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 90 libraries worldwide
As Linda Brent, the book's heroine and narrator, Harriet Jacobs recounts the history of her family and recalls the degradation of slavery, especially the sexual oppression she experienced as a slave woman
Three narratives of slavery by Sojourner Truth( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
The grandmother of slaves by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )
3 editions published in 1865 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Incidents in the life of a slave girl : contexts, criticism by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
"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 and an introduction by Nellie Y. McKay and Frances Smith Foster." ""Contexts" includes contemporary responses to Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by William C. Nell and Lydia Maria Child, among others; twelve related letters and articles by Jacobs published in newspapers during the period from 1853 to 1868; and documents tracing Jacobs's life and achievements as a free woman, including her establishment of a school in Alexandria, Virginia." ""Criticism" collects eleven important assessments of the work by Jean Fagan Yellin, Ann Taves, Valerie Smith, Nellie Y. McKay, Harryette Mullen, Michelle Burnham, Nell Irvin Painter, Frances Smith Foster, Sandra Gunning, Elizabeth V. Spelman, and Christina Accomando." "A chronology and selected bibliography are also included."--Jacket
Incidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herself by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
"This enlarged edition of the most significant and celebrated slave narrative now completes the Jacobs family saga, surely one of the most memorable in American history. John S. Jacobs's short slave narrative, "A True Tale of Slavery," published in London in 1861, adds a brother's perspective to Harriet Jacobs's own autobiography. It is an exciting addition to this now classic work, as John S. Jacobs presents additional historical information about the family life so well described by his sister. It portrays the people, places, and events Harriet Jacobs wrote about from the different perspective of a male narrator. Once more, Jean Yellin, who discovered this long-lost document, supplies annotation and authentication. She has also brought her Introduction up to date."--Jacket
Incidentes en la vida de una esclava : (selección) by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in Spanish and English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Vita di una ragazza schiava raccontata da lei medesima by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The Harriet Jacobs family papers by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
This collection contains approximately 300 of the more than 900 primary source documents: letters and papers written by, for and about Harriet Jacobs (1813-1897) and her activist brother and daughter, and Jacobs's struggles against slavery, racism and sexism. Accompanied by a CD containing a searchable PDF file of the entire contents
The Harriet Jacobs family papers by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Frances Langford double feature ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Dixie Jamboree: A gangster on the lam uses the last Mississippi showboat to escape from St Louis
Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave by Frederick Douglass( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
An autobiographical account of a childhood and youth spent in slavery by a man who became a great abolitionist and leader of anti-slavery activity
Gennēthēka sklava : epeisodia apo tē zōē mias sklavas grammena apo tēn idia by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Incidents in the life of a slave girl by Harriet A Jacobs( file )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The biography of a slave girl in the American South. Harriet Ann Jacobs lived from 1813 to 1897, and this is her story
Narratives of slavery : Sojourner Truth, Harriet Jacobs, Mary Prince ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Written by herself ... Edited by L. Maria Child by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )
5 editions published in 1862 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Harriet Jacobs : a play by Lydia R Diamond( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Incidents in the life of a slave girl : Jacobs, Mrs. Harriet (Brent) by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )
2 editions published in 1861 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The deeper wrong, or, Incidents in the life of a slave girl by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2 libraries worldwide
HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS. Harriet Ann Jacobs (1813-1897) was born into slavery in North Carolina, but escaped to the north to flee her owner's sexual advances. This autobiography was published under a pseudonym in 1861 to protect her family. She became involved with the Anti-Slavery Society, speaking at meetings in support of abolition. The book was aimed at middle-class white women, and stresses the impact of slavery on women's chastity, as slaves were frequently sexually exploited. She is highly critical of the nominal Christianity of the culture of the southern States. Much of the narrative deals with her efforts to regain her children, who had remained her master's property. Jacobs' first-hand account was an early publication of its type, and many found the abuse she suffered shocking and unbelievable. Jacobs became a role model for freed slaves, in taking control of her life, and helping others to adapt through education
Life under slavery : autobiographies of three American slaves ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Brent Linda
Brent, Linda 1813-1896
Brent, Linda 1813-1897
Harriet Ann Jacobs Amerikaans verpleegster (1813-1897)
Harriet Ann Jacobs scrittrice statunitense
Harriet Jacobs
Harriet Jacobs écrivain américaine
Jacobs, Harriet.
Jacobs, Harriet 1813-1896
Jacobs, Harriet 1813-1897
Jacobs, Harriet A.
Jacobs , Harriet Ann
Jacobs, Harriet Ann 1813-1897
Jacobs , Harriet Brent
Jacobs, Harriet Brent 1813-1896
Jacobs, Harriet Brent 1818-1896
Ҳарриет Ҷакобс
ג'קובס, הריט 1813-1897
דזשייקאבס, הריט 1813-1897
제이콥스, 해리엇 1813-1897
제이콥스, 해리엇 앤 1813-1897
ジェイコブズ, ハリエット
ジェイコブズ, ハリエット・アン
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