Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Dover Thrift Editions)


Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Dover Thrift Editions) Author Harriet Jacobs
ISBN-10 0486419312
ISBN-13 9780486419312
Year 2001-11-09
Pages 176
Language English
Publisher Dover Publications
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The true story of an individual s struggle for self identity self preservation and freedom Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl remains among the few extant slave narratives written by a woman This autobiographical account chronicles the remarkable odyssey of Harriet Jacobs 18131897 whose dauntless spirit and faith carried her from a life of servitude and degradation in North Carolina to liberty and reunion with her children in the North Written and published in 1861 after Jacobs harrowing escape from a vile and predatory master the memoir delivers a powerful and unflinching portrayal of the abuses and hypocrisy of the master slave relationship Jacobs writes frankly of the horrors she suffered as a slave her eventual escape after several unsuccessful attempts and her seven years in self imposed exile hiding in a coffin like garret attached to her grandmother s porch A rare firsthand account of a courageous woman s determination and endurance this inspirational story also represents a valuable historical record of the continuing battle for freedom and the preservation of family

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