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ISBN: 0140437959 / ISBN-13: 9780140437959

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

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One of the most significant slave narratives ever written is now released for the first time in mass market paperback. Writing as Linda Brent, ... Show synopsis

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  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Penguin Books) – Trade paperback (2000)
    by Harriet Ann Jacobs, Nell Irvin Painter (Editor)

    Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

    Trade paperback, Penguin Books
    2000
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    320 pages

    ISBN: 0140437959
    ISBN-13: 9780140437959

    A haunting, evocative recounting of her life as a slave in North Carolina, and her final escape and emancipation, Jacobs' narrative, written between 1853 and 1858 and published in 1861, is one of the most important books ever written documenting the traumas and horrors of slavery in the antebellum South.

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Reviews of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Overall customer rating: 4.667
dfbolton40
by dfbolton40 on Oct 6, 2011

My mother read this before I did and we both enjoyed the book.

Keith C

Best I've Read

by Keith C on Aug 11, 2011

This is the very best insight into the life of a slave I have ever read, by male or female. Written pre-Civil War, Harriet Jacobs gives the view of the terrible dynamics of a slave girl entering womanhood at only 12 years old -- and the horrible consequences of the "respected community medical doctor" who wickedly controls her life, and his wife who hates her for simply living and thus being a feminine target of her husband. She gives descri\ptions of the very rough lives of other slaves on nearby plantations. A very engrossing read. I gave my copy to my good friend going back to Africa, who is interested in the history of African Americans. A definite recommendation.

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BugEyeMidnight
by BugEyeMidnight on Sep 6, 2009

She's amazing. We all know that slavery was an awful abomination, but hearing this firsthand account knocked the wind from me. I was stunned and deeply moved.

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