Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Harriet Jacobs, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Penguin Classics Series)

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Penguin Classics Series)

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by Harriet Jacobs
     
 

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One of the central firsthand accounts of slavery in America

A haunting, evocative recounting of her life as a slave in North Carolina and of her final escape and emancipation, Harriet Jacobs's classic narrative, written between 1853 and 1858 and published pseduonymously in 1861, tells firsthand of the horrors inflicted on slaves. In writing this

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One of the central firsthand accounts of slavery in America

A haunting, evocative recounting of her life as a slave in North Carolina and of her final escape and emancipation, Harriet Jacobs's classic narrative, written between 1853 and 1858 and published pseduonymously in 1861, tells firsthand of the horrors inflicted on slaves. In writing this extraordinary memoir, which culminates in the seven years she spent hiding in a crawl space in her grandmother's attic, Jacobs skillfully used the literary genres of her time, presenting a thoroughly feminist narrative that portrays the evils and traumas of slavery, particularly for women and children.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101128077
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/01/2000
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
905,693
File size:
432 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Nell Irvin Painter is the author of Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol and Standing at Armageddon, the United States, 1877-1919The Narrative of Hosea Hudson andExodusters: Black Migration to Kansas After Reconstruction. She is Edwards Professor of History at Princeton University, where she currently heads the program in African-American Studies.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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