Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl

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This authentic account was originally published in 1861 by Linda Brent, just before the Civil war began. In truth, the actual events took place many years before, and the story's author was Harriet Jacobs who felt compelled to writer under a pseudonym and decades after the fact to protect those who loved and shielded her. The account is harrowing in its portrayal of Jacob's life as a female slave - the degradation and sexual oppression, her master's determination to make her his concubine, his jealous wife, the ...
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INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL: WRITTEN BY HERSELF

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Overview

This authentic account was originally published in 1861 by Linda Brent, just before the Civil war began. In truth, the actual events took place many years before, and the story's author was Harriet Jacobs who felt compelled to writer under a pseudonym and decades after the fact to protect those who loved and shielded her. The account is harrowing in its portrayal of Jacob's life as a female slave - the degradation and sexual oppression, her master's determination to make her his concubine, his jealous wife, the white man who fathered her children - but there is also grace and salvation in the form of Jacob's grandmother, who hid her in a tiny garret for seven years, and the blacks and whites who secured Jacob's eventual passage north and made it possible to tell her story.

A difficult, gripping personal account of U.S. history and the major antebellum autobiography of an African-American woman, readers everywhere should be grateful that stories such as Jacobs's survive.

An authentic narrative of slave life and one of the few written by a woman.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781907523571
  • Publisher: Aziloth Books
  • Publication date: 10/18/2010
  • Pages: 154
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.33 (d)

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  • Posted October 5, 2011

    OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!

    This is a must read!!! I loved reading this book! It was very interesting to read how this courageous woman was willing to risk her life by standing up for herself and her children. She took great risks and came near death a few times to obtain her freedom; to live in a space where you are barely ble to move for as long as she did is an unthinkable act. She kept her faith in God and because of that she was able to obtain her freedom gor herself and children.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2012

    Good Book

    This book was very well written! It was a very sad story, and gave the reader insight into what it was like to grow up as an African slave in the South during one of the darkest times in American history. I would suggest to those who are interested in purchasing this book that they are at a more advanced level of reading. Great book!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    A great read

    This book opened my eyes to the daily live of a slave girl. The injustice of being born black and not having any rights. This was a sad story but once that brings life to a time that I am not sure I would have been able to live.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2011

    Could not put the book down-history on top of this was truly worth the read.

    It is a book that you well for sure pass the author on to your friends

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 16, 2011

    Great read!

    I love this book. Couldn't drop it. A must read!

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  • Posted June 24, 2011

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    A Learning Experience

    I enjoyed reading this piece. It was an educational, emotional and entertaining experience. Even though I am a student of the subject of slavery, I was still enlightened by what was recounted in this tale. I was impressed that an African American slave woman without any education (other than being able to read and write) could author this remarkably eloquent work. The facts presented therein are astounding. Also, the imagery and plot are superb. Unfortunately, the beginning of the book did not please me. I thought that the writer's description of her childhood was not credible. She paints a rosy picture that I doubt would have been shared by other slave children. Moreover, her "disrespect" of her master (in later years) sometimes went unpunished. This was unprecedented. Ironically, her recollections of childhood sets the main character up for a rude awakening. This incredible woman, at times in the novel, seems too delicate or polite to fully depict the horrors of slavery in the USA. However, she presents enough information for the reader to be absolutely appalled. It is a very good story. People who read Christian literature will enjoy this book. I recommend it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    Great book.

    This was a great book. I couldn't stop reading it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Interesting

    A great inside look into a life of slaves not much to talked about

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  • Posted June 24, 2011

    Incredible woman!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2011

    Highly recommended

    This book was an actual autobiography of a female slave's quest to obtain her freedome. Great read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2011

    If you really want to know what black slaves had to go through...you will want to read this

    Wow this was a an unbelieveable story...couldnt even imagine going through what this woman or anyone else had to endure..what sacrifices were made just to be free...once again so many things to be grateful for thank you lord!!! excellent book

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  • Posted March 28, 2011

    Must Read

    I loved this book.
    It opened a world that was closed off for a long time for me as an African American.

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  • Posted October 26, 2010

    Couldnt put it down!

    What a wonderful look into history. I couldnt put the book down.

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