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The true story of an individual's struggle for self identity self preservation and freedom Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl remains among the few extant slave narratives written by a woman This autobiographical account chronicles the remarkable odyssey of Harriet Jacobs 1813–1897 whose dauntless spirit and faith carried her from a life of servitude and deg. This book was first published in 1861 and reprinted in the 1970s Scholars initially doubted it was written by a slave T

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself

Radation in North Carolina to liberty and reunion with her children in the NorthWritten and published in 1861 after Jacobs' harrowing escape from a vile and predatory master the memoir delivers a powerful and unflinching portrayal of the abuses and hypocrisy of the master slave relationship Jacobs writes frankly of the horrors she suffered as a slave her eventual. Harriet Ann Jacobs Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is a harrowing account of one woman s journey from slavery to

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Escape after several unsuccessful attempts and her seven years in self imposed exile hiding in a coffin like garret attached to her grandmother's porchA rare firsthand account of a courageous woman's determination and endurance this inspirational story also represents a valuable historical record of the continuing battle for freedom and the preservation of famil. Reader it is not to awaken sympathy for myself that I am telling you truthfully what I suffered in slavery I do it to


10 thoughts on “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself

  1. says:

    Harriet Jacobs book is uite a nuanced account of slavery from the point of view of one who is not physically abused This does not make slavery any better being owned and used and having no free will cannot ever be anything but terrible but it was less painful For most slave owners slaves were extremely expensive farm animals and only the richest who could afford 'herds' of them would be able to maltreat them on a continu

  2. says:

    This book was first published in 1861 and reprinted in the 1970s Scholars initially doubted it was written by a slave Thankfully Harvard University Press authenticated and published findings of the 1980s and Jean Fagan Yell

  3. says:

    A remarkable and vivid autobiography that details the life of Harriet Jacobs as a slave in North Carolina in the mid 1800s My Master had power and law on his side I had a determined will There is might in each uote from Incidents in the Life of a Slave GirlThis should be reuired reading in YA and history students

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    A human being sold in the free city of New York The bill of sale is on record and future generations will learn from it that women were articles of traffic in New York late in the nineteenth century of the Christian religion It may hereafter prove a useful document to antiuaries who are seeking to measure the progress of civilization in the United States Once upon a time in America not too long ago fellow huma

  5. says:

    Book Review Harriet Ann Jacob’s work was similar to Frederick Douglass’ narrative in that both of the pieces read so uickly and easily I very much enjoyed Jacob’s piece The language seemed so real and almost as though Harriet or Linda was telling the story to me herself I understood the work very easily also probably because I had previously read Douglass’ piece which showed the life of a slave who was beaten viciously

  6. says:

    Harriet Ann Jacobs Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is a harrowing account of one woman's journey from slavery to freedom It is one of o

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    Reader it is not to awaken sympathy for myself that I am telling you truthfully what I suffered in slavery I do it to kindle the flame of compassion in your heart for my sisters who are still in bondage suffering as I once suffered In the pre civil war period of 1861 Harriet Jacobs was the only black woman in t

  8. says:

    Never having read a memoir written by a person living under the yoke of slavery I found this autobiography painful and enlightening Harriet Ja

  9. says:

    Filled with sadness heartache and misery Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is the personal story of Harriet Ann Jacobs known as Linda Linda was born into slavery and enjoyed a life of childish happiness for a short time But when her mother’s new owner Dr Flint took control of the slaves life changed for his unfortunate chattels For he w

  10. says:

    I found this book in the free classics section of the other night when I couldn't sleep I couldn't put it down finished the whole thing within 30 hours Slavery is such a heartbreaking thing this book really helped me understand how devastating it was and why it had such a lasting impact on our society Highly recommend

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