INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL

INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL

  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Author : Harriet Jacobs
  • ISBN-10 : 9788027221400
  • Release : 2017-10-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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"Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" was one of the first books to address the struggle for freedom by female slaves; explore their struggles with sexual harassment and abuse; and their effort to protect their roles as women and mothers. After being overshadowed by the Civil War, the novel was rediscovered in the late 20th century and since then hasn't been out of print ever. It is one of the seminal books written on the theme of slavery from a woman's point of view and appreciated worldwide academically as well. Excerpt: "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...." Harriet Jacobs (1813–1897) was an African-American writer who was formerly a fugitive slave. To save her family and her own identity from being found out, she used the pseudonym of Linda Brent and wrote secretly during the night.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Author : Harriet Ann Jacobs
  • ISBN-10 : HARVARD:32044087358669
  • Release : 1861
  • Genre: African Americans
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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 VOL 3

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl VOL 3

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  • Author : Harriet Jacobs
  • ISBN-10 : 9798671431506
  • Release : 2020-08
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Special Edition for Low Vision Readers Volume 3 of this Super Large Print edition of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl contains the complete and unabridged text of Chapters 20-29. To find the 3 other volumes which complete the story, please visit superlargeprint.com About Super Large Print This book is printed with a font twice the size of a traditional large print book. That means each letter of each word is nearly half an inch tall. The dyslexic-friendly font is ideal for readers with many types of eye conditions. Readers who are legally blind, whether by hereditary causes, or Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma can often still read Super Large Print Books. If you think Super Large Print might help you or someone you care about read a real book, you can find a sample of what it looks like at superlargeprint.com KEEP ON READING!

Incidents In the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents In the Life of a Slave Girl

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Author : Harriet Jacobs
  • ISBN-10 : 9780359702138
  • Release : 2019-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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The autobiography of Harriet Jacobs as told by herself. She details her life in slavery from a young girl until she becomes a free woman.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Author : Harriet A.; John S. Jacobs; Jacobs
  • ISBN-10 : 9780674254695
  • Release : 2009-11-30
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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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.

CliffsNotes on Jacobs  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

CliffsNotes on Jacobs Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Author : Durthy A. Washington
  • ISBN-10 : 9780544182240
  • Release : 2001-03-07
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. With help from CliffsNotes on Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, you explore the first book-length narrative by an ex-slave that reveals the unique brutalities inflicted on enslaved African women in the South. The chapter summaries and commentaries in this study guide expose you to a harrowing story of degradation and sexual exploitation; the struggle for freedom and self-definition; community and family; and writing as a means of freedom. Other features that help you study include An in-depth look at the life of the author, Harriet A. Jacobs Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays Glossaries of key words and terms A review section that tests your knowledge Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Harriet Jacobs and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Harriet Jacobs and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Author : Deborah M. Garfield
  • ISBN-10 : 0521497795
  • Release : 1996-02-23
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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This is a far-ranging study which contextualises both the historical figure of Harriet Jacobs and her autobiography as a created work of art.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs and L  Maria Child

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs and L Maria Child

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Author : Harriet Ann Jacobs
  • ISBN-10 : 1533076219
  • Release : 2016-05-03
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is an autobiography by a young mother and fugitive slave published in 1861 by L. Maria Child, who edited the book for its author, Harriet Ann Jacobs. Jacobs used the pseudonym Linda Brent. The book documents Jacobs' life as a slave and how she gained freedom for herself and for her children. Jacobs contributed to the genre of slave narrative by using the techniques of sentimental novels "to address race and gender issues."[1] She explores the struggles and sexual abuse that female slaves faced on plantations as well as their efforts to practice motherhood and protect their children when their children might be sold away. Jacob's book is addressed to white women in the North who do not fully comprehend the evils of slavery. She makes direct appeals to their humanity to expand their knowledge and influence their thoughts about slavery as an institution.Jacobs began composing Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl after her escape to New York, while living and working at Idlewild, the Hudson River home of writer and publisher Nathaniel Parker Willis.[2] Portions of her journals were published in serial form in the New-York Tribune, owned and edited by Horace Greeley. Jacobs' reports of sexual abuse were deemed too shocking for the average newspaper reader of the day, and publication ceased before the completion of the narrative. Boston publishing house Phillips and Samson agreed to print the work in book form if Jacobs could convince Willis or abolitionist author Harriet Beecher Stowe to provide a preface. She refused to ask Willis for help and Stowe never responded to her request. The Phillips and Samson company closed.[3] Jacobs eventually signed an agreement with the Thayer & Eldridge publishing house, and they requested a preface by abolitionist Lydia Maria Child, who agreed. Child also edited the book, and the company introduced her to Jacobs. The two women remained in contact for much of their remaining lives. Thayer & Eldridg

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Author : Harriet Ann Jacobs
  • ISBN-10 : 0674002717
  • Release : 2000
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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THIS EDITION HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEWER EDITION. This enlarged edition of the most significant and celebrated slave narrative now completes the Jacobs family saga, surely one of the most memorable in all of American history. John Jacobs's short slave narrative, A True Tale of Slavery, published in London in 1861, adds a brother's perspective to Harriet Jacobs's own autobiography. It is an exciting addition to this now classic work, as John Jacobs presents additional historical information about family life so well described already by his sister. Importantly, it presents the people, places, and events Harriet Jacobs wrote about from the different perspective of a male narrator. Once more, Jean Yellin, who discovered this long-lost document, supplies annotation and authentication. She has also brought her Introduction up to date.

Harriet Jacobs  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Harriet Jacobs Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Author : Katharina Heyne
  • ISBN-10 : 9783638375498
  • Release : 2005-05-09
  • Genre: Literary Collections
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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,5, University of Göttingen (Department of American Studies), course: HS American Autobiographies, 12 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In dieser Seminararbeit behandele ich Harriet Jacobs' "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl". Dabei wird das Werk einer genaueren Analyse unterzogen, um es literaturtheoretisch einordnen zu können. Dabei werden unter anderem die amerikanische Autobiographie sowie der slave narrative näher dargestellt. 'Incidents' ist ein slave narrative der besonderen Art, da er von einer Frau geschrieben wurde, die ganz anderen Reaktionen ausgesetzt war wie ein Mann in der damaligen Zeit. Dies wird auch in meiner Analyse deutlich.