Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs

by Harriet Jacobs

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INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL is the true story of a former slave's life told from her perspective. Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery, and as she grew older, became aware of the monumental injustice of the institution. As a young and attractive women, she also faced the unwanted attentions of her male owners. Facing a life of misery and fearing for her children' future, Jacobs fled and hid from her owner for seven years. She made her way to Philadelphia in 1842 and later purchased her children.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014636087
Publisher: Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date: 06/25/2012
Series: Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 223,435
File size: 550 KB

About the Author

Harriet Ann Jacobs (1813-1897) was an African-American slave and abolitionist. Her biographical INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL was the among the first accounts of slavery written by a former slave, and one of the first to detail the sexual harassment of slaves by their owners.

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first account of slavery I've read that didn't sugar coat it. Jacobs details the hatred & opression of blacks by their white masters & mistresses. People who were so horrendously mistreated & hatefully abused & neglected physically, emotionally & mentally. Jacobs does a wonderful job recounting her days in slavery. She depicts a will to survive that is totally foreign to us. She gives us a glimpse into the thoughts & feelings of someone who's thoughts & feelings were never considered. An amazing book to say the very least!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is an eye opener into the life of a slave.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is written in first person telling..i enjoyed reading the true story of the slave girl. Her own words convey so much more clarity than fiction. For the history lover,this is it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. I think she was an amazing women. If she hadn't been a slave, can you imagin what she could have done?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story deserves 5 stars, but the way it is written, the sequence of events is sometimes too vague or disjointed. I wish the author had been more specific as to place names and dates. I understand that this was probably impossible under the circumstances and considering her frame of mind. All in all an heroic effort.
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