Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Author: Harriet Ann Jacobs

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform


Category: Slaves

Page: 318

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Reader be assured this narrative is no fiction. I am aware that some of my adventures may seem incredible; but they are, nevertheless, strictly true. I have not exaggerated the wrongs inflicted by Slavery; on the contrary, my descriptions fall far short of the facts. I have concealed the names of places, and given persons fictitious names. I had no motive for secrecy on my own account, but I deemed it kind and considerate towards others to pursue this course. I wish I were more competent to the task I have undertaken. But I trust my readers will excuse deficiencies in consideration of circumstances. I was born and reared in Slavery; and I remained in a Slave State twenty-seven years. Since I have been at the North, it has been necessary for me to work diligently for my own support, and the education of my children. This has not left me much leisure to make up for the loss of early opportunities to improve myself; and it has compelled me to write these pages at irregular intervals, whenever I could snatch an hour from household duties.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Author: Harriet A. Jacobs

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 337504125X

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

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Reprint of the original, first published in 1861.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (EasyRead Large Bold Edition)

Author: Harriet A. Jacobs


ISBN: 144290108X

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 342

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Author: Harriet Ann Jacobs

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393614565

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 0

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"Accompanied by historical photographs, public statements, and correspondence, and by a well-selected sampling of modern criticism, this Norton Critical Edition will stimulate many classroom discussions in years to come." --Werner Sollors, Harvard University "This new edition includes an array of reviews and correspondence along with a fresh and diverse set of scholarly critiques that will help students and instructors understand this remarkable autobiography." --Bryan Sinche, University of Hartford

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Author: Harriet A.; John S. Jacobs; Jacobs

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674254694

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

View: 1773

This enlarged edition of the most significant and celebrated slave narrative completes the Jacobs family saga, surely one of the most memorable in all of American history. John S. Jacobs’s short slave narrative, A True Tale of Slavery, published in London in 1861, adds a brother’s perspective to Harriet A. Jacobs’s autobiography. It is an exciting addition to this now classic work, as John Jacobs presents further historical information about family life so well described already by his sister. Once more, Jean Fagan Yellin, who discovered this long-lost document, supplies annotation and authentication. This is the standard edition of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, reissued here in the John Harvard Library and updated with a new bibliography.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Author: Harriet Jacobs

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 0451531469

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 0

View: 1734

“One of the major autobiographies of the African-American tradition.”—Henry Louis Gates, Jr. “It has been painful to me, in many ways, to recall the dreary years I passed in bondage. I would gladly forget them if I could. Yet the retrospection is not altogether without solace; for with these gloomy recollections come tender memories of my good old grandmother, like light fleecy clouds floating over a dark and troubled sea.” One of the most memorable slave narratives, Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl illustrates the overarching evil and pervasive depravity of the institution of slavery. In great and painful detail, Jacobs describes her life as a Southern slave, the exploitation that haunted her daily life, her abuse by her master, the involvement she sought with another white man in order to escape her master, and her determination to win freedom for herself and her children. From her seven years of hiding in a garret that was three feet high, to her harrowing escape north to a reunion with her children and freedom, Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl remains an outstanding example of one woman’s extraordinary courage in the face of almost unbeatable odds, as well as one of the most significant testimonials in American history.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Civil War Classics)

Author: Harriet A. Jacobs,Civil War Classics

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1626816409

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 1306

To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War, Diversion Books is publishing seminal works of the era: stories told by the men and women who led, who fought, and who lived in an America that had come apart at the seams. Among the first of slave narratives to be published, Harriet A. Jacobs led an extraordinary life, punctuated by the limitless hardship of slavery, made indelible by the sheer power of her words. In this narrative she writes candidly of the treatment she witness and endured as a slave, as well as her dramatic escape to freedom.