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From the Publisher"Yellin's work is awesome and unprecedented-for the sheer volume of material collected on a single nineteenth-century black woman."
-African American Review
"The volumes are reader-friendly, accessible whether one goes to them for a particular document or a general reading. . . . An absolute gift to the field as well as a model for the sort of scholarship to which many of us aspire."
"This vast array of sources, including diaries, letters, convention reports, newspapers, bills of sale, and wills, offers significant insight into many facets of nineteenth-century life. . . . Certainly this excellent collection . . . will enhance research on northern reform, gender relations, race relations, and slavery. . . . Yellin and her team deserve our gratitude for making available and contextualizing this wealth of primary material."
-Journal of Southern History
"Yellin's work shines. . . . As the product of twenty-two years of research, it will likely prove definitive for scholars of Jacobs and of slave narratives."
"A trove of primary and annotated sources on southern slavery. . . . Reader friendly . . . and written in . . . an engaging fashion."
— Multicultural Review
"[A] masterwork. . . . The opening chronology and brief biographies of persons referenced in the documents are themselves gems. This model of documentary collecting and editing is required for every library serious about its collections on U.S. history, literature, blacks, women, or slavery."
— Library Journal