Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

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by Harriet Ann Jacobs
     
 

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One of the few existing slave narratives written by a woman, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) offers a unique perspective on the complex plight of the black woman as slave and writer. In a story that merges the conventions of the slave narrative with the techniques of the sentimental novel, Harriet Jacobs describes her ultimately successful struggle
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