Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Written by Herself, with ''A True Tale of Slavery'' by John S. Jacobs / Edition 3

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Written by Herself, with ''A True Tale of Slavery'' by John S. Jacobs / Edition 3

by Harriet Jacobs, H. Jacobs
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674035836

ISBN-13: 9780674035836

Pub. Date: 11/30/2009

Publisher: Harvard

This enlarged edition of the most significant and celebrated slave narrative completes the Jacobs family saga, surely one of the most memorable in all of American history. John S. Jacobs’s short slave narrative, A True Tale of Slavery, published in London in 1861, adds a brother’s perspective to Harriet A. Jacobs’s autobiography.

Overview

This enlarged edition of the most significant and celebrated slave narrative completes the Jacobs family saga, surely one of the most memorable in all of American history. John S. Jacobs’s short slave narrative, A True Tale of Slavery, published in London in 1861, adds a brother’s perspective to Harriet A. Jacobs’s autobiography. It is an exciting addition to this now classic work, as John Jacobs presents further historical information about family life so well described already by his sister. Once more, Jean Fagan Yellin, who discovered this long-lost document, supplies annotation and authentication.
This is the standard edition of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, reissued here in the John Harvard Library and updated with a new bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674035836
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
11/30/2009
Series:
John Harvard Library Series, #119
Edition description:
Enlarged
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
190,615
Product dimensions:
(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations xv

Introduction Jean Fagan Yellin xix

Note on the Text lv

Chronology lvii

Cast of Characters lxii

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Preface by the Author 1

Introduction by the Editor 3

I Childhood 5

II The New Master and Mistress 10

III The Slaves' New Year's Day 17

IV The Slave Who Dared to Feel like a Man 20

V The Trials of Girlhood 33

VI The Jealous Mistress 38

VII The Lover 46

VIII What Slaves Are Taught to Think of the North 54

IX Sketches of Neighboring Slaveholders 58

X A Perilous Passage in the Slave Girl's Life 68

XI The New Tie to Life 75

XII Fear of Insurrection 81

XIII The Church and Slavery 88

XIV Another Link to Life 98

XV Continued Persecutions 103

XVI Scenes at the Plantation 111

XVII The Flight 122

XVIII Months of Peril 126

XIX The Children Sold 135

XX New Perils 141

XXI The Loophole of Retreat 146

XXII Christmas Festivities 151

XXIII Still in Prison 154

XXIV The Candidate for Congress 159

XXV Competition in Cunning 163

XXVI Important Era in My Brother's Life 169

XXVII New Destination for the Children 175

XXVIII Aunt Nancy 183

XXIX Preparations for Escape 189

XXX Northward Bound 200

XXXI Incidents in Philadelphia 204

XXXII The Meeting of Mother and Daughter 210

XXXIII A Home Found 215

XXXIV The Old Enemy Again 219

XXXV Prejudice against Color 224

XXXVI The Hairbreadth Escape 228

XXXVII A Visit to England 234

XXXVIII Renewed Invitations to Go South 238

XXXIXe The Confession 241

XL The Fugitive Slave Law 244

XLI Free at Last 251

Appendix 261

A True Tale of Slavery

I Some Account of My Early Life 265

II A Further Account of My Family 267

III MyUncle's Troubles 271

IV My New Master's Plantation 275

V My Master Goes to Washington 27S

VI Sensations of Freedom 282

VII Cruel Treatment of Slaves 286

Illustrations 293

Abbreviations 309

Correspondence 311

Notes 343

Selected Bibliography 405

Acknowledgments 413

Index 417

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