Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs [NOOK Book]

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INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL is the true story of a former slave's life told from her perspective. Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery, and as she grew older, became aware of the monumental injustice of the institution. As a young and attractive women, she also faced the unwanted attentions of her male owners. Facing a life of misery and fearing for her children' future, Jacobs fled and hid from her owner for seven years. She made her way to Philadelphia in 1842 and ...
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs

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Overview

INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL is the true story of a former slave's life told from her perspective. Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery, and as she grew older, became aware of the monumental injustice of the institution. As a young and attractive women, she also faced the unwanted attentions of her male owners. Facing a life of misery and fearing for her children' future, Jacobs fled and hid from her owner for seven years. She made her way to Philadelphia in 1842 and later purchased her children.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014636087
  • Publisher: Halcyon Press Ltd.
  • Publication date: 6/25/2012
  • Series: Halcyon Classics , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 33,589
  • File size: 537 KB

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Harriet Ann Jacobs (1813-1897) was an African-American slave and abolitionist. Her biographical INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL was the among the first accounts of slavery written by a former slave, and one of the first to detail the sexual harassment of slaves by their owners.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    very interesting

    this is an eye opener into the life of a slave.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2014

    This is the first account of slavery I've read that didn't sugar

    This is the first account of slavery I've read that didn't sugar coat it. Jacobs details the hatred & opression of blacks by their white masters & mistresses. People who were so horrendously mistreated & hatefully abused & neglected physically, emotionally & mentally. Jacobs does a wonderful job recounting her days in slavery. She depicts a will to survive that is totally foreign to us. She gives us a glimpse into the thoughts & feelings of someone who's thoughts & feelings were never considered. An amazing book to say the very least!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    I enjoyed this book. I think she was an amazing women. If she ha

    I enjoyed this book. I think she was an amazing women. If she hadn't been a slave, can you imagin what she could have done?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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