Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Dover Thrift Editions)

By: Jacobs, Harriet Ann

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New trade paperback size copy of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs. Dover Thrift Edition. A rare firsthand account of a courageous woman with determination and endurance, this inspirational story also represents a valuable historical record of the continuing battle for freedom and the preservation of family. Dover (2001) unabridged republication of the work originally published in Boston, 1861. Publisher's Note. 176 pages, 5-3/16 x 8-1/4 inches, 22 cm. Dover Publications, Mineola NY.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!


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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.

Title: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Dover Thrift Editions)

Author/Composer: Jacobs, Harriet Ann

Categories: Biography/Memoir,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: Dover Publications: 2001-11-09

ISBN Number: 0486419312

ISBN Number 13: 9780486419312

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 006150

Keywords: Literature Nonfiction, Biography, Harriet Ann Jacobs, American History Slavery, Woomen Slaves United States, 0486419312, 9780486419312,