Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Norton Critical Edition / Edition 1

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Norton Critical Edition / Edition 1

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Norton Critical Edition / Edition 1

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is the first full-length narrative written by a former woman slave in America.
The text is that of the 1861 first edition. Contexts includes contemporary responses to Incidents, selections from Jacobs's other published writings, and extracts from her correspondence. Criticism includes eleven important assessments of the narrative, contributed by Jean Fagan Yellin, Ann Taves, Valerie Smith, Nellie Y. McKay, Harryette Mullen, Michelle Burnham, Nell Irvin Painter, Frances Smith Foster, Sandra Gunning, Elizabeth V. Spelman, and Christine Accomando. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393976373
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 12/28/2000
Series: Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

The New Master and Mistress11
The Slaves' New Year's Day16
The Slave who dared to feel like a Man17
The Trials of Girlhood26
The Jealous Mistress28
The Lover33
What Slaves are taught to think of the North39
Sketches of neighboring Slaveholders41
A Perilous Passage in the Slave Girl's Life47
The new Tie to Life51
Fear of Insurrection55
The Church and Slavery59
Another Link to Life65
Continued Persecutions68
Scenes at the Plantation73
The Flight80
Months of Peril83
The Children Sold88
New Perils92
The Loophole of Retreat95
Christmas Festivities98
Still in Prison100
The Candidate for Congress103
Competition in Cunning105
Important Era in my Brother's Life109
New Destination for the Children113
Aunt Nancy118
Preparations for Escape122
Northward Bound129
Incidents in Philadelphia132
The Meeting of Mother and Daughter135
A Home Found138
The Old Enemy again140
Prejudice Against Color143
The Hairbreadth Escape145
A Visit to England149
Renewed Invitations to go South151
The Confession153
The Fugitive Slave Law154
Free at Last159

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