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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl / Edition 1

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl / Edition 1

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by Harriet Jacobs
     
 

ISBN-10: 1599866668

ISBN-13: 9781599866666

Pub. Date: 11/23/2007

Publisher: Filiquarian Publishing

Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is one of the most compelling accounts of slavery and one of the most unique of the one hundred or so slave narratives -- mostly written by men -- published before the Civil War.

The child and grandchild of slaves -- and therefore forbidden by law to read and write -- Harriet Jacobs was defiant in her

Overview

Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is one of the most compelling accounts of slavery and one of the most unique of the one hundred or so slave narratives -- mostly written by men -- published before the Civil War.

The child and grandchild of slaves -- and therefore forbidden by law to read and write -- Harriet Jacobs was defiant in her efforts to gain freedom and to document her experience in bondage. She suffered physical and sexual abuse at the hands of her master at the age of eleven. In 1842, she fled North and joined a circle of abolitionists that worked for Frederick Douglass's newspaper. In 1863, she and her daughter moved to Alexandria, Virginia, where they organized medical care for Civil War victims and established the Jacobs Free School.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599866666
Publisher:
Filiquarian Publishing
Publication date:
11/23/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
308
Sales rank:
949,760
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction by the Author,
Introduction by the Editor,
Childhood,
The New Master and Mistress,
The Slaves' New Year's Day,
The Slave Who Dared to Feel Like a Man,
The Trials of Girlhood,
The Jealous Mistress,
The Lover,
What Slaves Are Taught to Think of the North,
Sketches of Neighboring Slaveholders,
A Perilous Passage in the Slave Girl's Life,
The New Tie to Life,
Fear of Insurrection,
The Church and Slavery,
Another Link to Life,
Continued Persecutions,
Scenes at the Plantation,
The Flight,
Months of Peril,
The Children Sold,
New Perils,
The Loophole of Retreat,
Christmas Festivities,
Still in Prison,
The Candidate for Congress,
Competition in Cunning,
Important Era in My Brother's Life,
New Destination for the Children,
Aunt Nancy,
Preparations for Escape,
Northward Bound,
Incidents in Philadelphia,
The Meeting of Mother and Daughter,
A Home Found,
The Old Enemy Again,
Prejudice Against Color,
The Hair-breadth Escape,
A Visit to England,
Renewed Invitation to Go South,
The Confession,
The Fugitive Slave Law,
Free at Last,
Appendix,

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