Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Illustrated & Annotated

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Illustrated & Annotated


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Harriet Ann Jacobs (February 11, 1813 - March 7, 1897) was an American writer, who escaped from the horrors of slavery and became an abolitionist speaker and reformer.
Jacobs' single work, 'Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl', published in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent, was one of the first autobiographical narratives about the struggle for freedom by female slaves and an account of the sexual harassment and abuse they endured.
This important primary source includes a new introduction by Emmy award winning writer and historian Bob Carruthers.

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ISBN-13: 9781781580011
Publisher: Coda Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 01/12/2012
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

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Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl - Illustrated & Annotated 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
billsearth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a good story and reads like an autobiography. The author conveys well the over-reaching ethical decadence and depravity caused by slavery as it interfered with her life, family, and friends for many decades. Unfortunately this version has illustrations on the cover and embedded within it that are completely unrelated to the story. One illustration, page 232 cannot be read even with a jeweler's headband, very poor illustrations. The author's name is in fine print in the introduction and on page 251 instead of somewhere on the cover, dust kacket, binding, or with the publishing information or title page. There is a lot about a person named Bob Carruthers both inside the book, and on the dust cover, complete with an Academy Award picture, apparently belonging to Bob Carrutheres. I find all this Bob Carruthers promotion a distraction from the real author, so I give this version ony 4 stars, not more.