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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl|Harriet Jacobs

Overview

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 (1813-1897) 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.

  • ISBN-13: 9780486419312
  • ISBN-10: 0486419312
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publish Date: November 2001
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.26 pounds
  • Page Count: 176
  • Reading Level: Ages 11-UP