Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Written by Herself, Enlarged Edition, Now with

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Written by Herself, Enlarged Edition, Now with "A True Tale of Slavery" by John S. Jacobs / Edition 2

ISBN-10:
0674002717
ISBN-13:
9780674002715
Pub. Date:
05/28/2000
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Select a Purchase Option (Enlarged Edition)
  • purchase options
    $10.70 $18.50 Save 42% Current price is $10.7, Original price is $18.5. You Save 42%.
    icon-error
    Note: Access code and/or supplemental material are not guaranteed to be included with textbook rental or used textbook.
  • purchase options

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Written by Herself, Enlarged Edition, Now with "A True Tale of Slavery" by John S. Jacobs 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great book that shows just how degrading slavery was. Shows that even if the masters were "nice" it was still horrible and if they weren't "nice" it was even worse. Shows the strength of the human spirit and the realization that liberty is more important then life, because of the principles of the matter. Hopefully, shows people just how lucky they are to have grown up in the 20th century and how luck is the only factor in determing who you are born to and the color of your skin. Should make people think and realize how precious life really is, and how unfair life can be since many people don't get a chance to see how great life can really be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The enslavement of African people in America is a well documented but rarelly told example of the horrifying and systematic human rights abuse. 'Incidents' is a tragic recital of the suffering that is conveyed by slavery. It touches on every aspect of the repulsive period of African enslavement. Jacobs recounts with precise detail and blazing bitterness of the shatter of families, promises of freedom that were never kept, whippings and burnings, masters selling their own children, sexual exploitation of both female and male slaves, along with the unity of the slave communities, the togetherness of slave families, the yearning for freedom and escape from slavery. I believe that Jacobs wrote the book using tragic personal recollections to incite sympathy from people in the north during that time. This is a great documentation (supported by historians)of the events that took place in the 1800s. Her stories compelled me and I sympathized with the slaves. This is a great book to read as a novel and a historical documentation. As a foreigner in America it gave me a good outlook on the rarely told part in the American history. I recomend it to anyone that would like to learn about the saga of African-American people.