Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl

eBook - 2012
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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 (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.
Publisher: [United States] : Dover Publications : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
ISBN: 9780486115467
0486115461

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simeonite Aug 11, 2016

its an ok book not what I expected.

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lilypad_1
Sep 15, 2013

Excellent portrayal of real life story of a female slave who survived the loss of her family,
and everything except her dignity here in the US to escape to Canada for her freedom. She really opens up the worst of slavery for women who had not one single right, voice of support or a penny to her name.
Karen G.

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