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ISBN: 0393976378 / ISBN-13: 9780393976373

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

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  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (W. W. Norton & Company) – Trade paperback (2000)
    by Harriet Ann Jacobs, Nellie Y McKay (Editor), Frances Smith Foster (Editor)

    Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

    Trade paperback, W. W. Norton & Company
    2000
    English
    New ed.
    416 pages

    ISBN: 0393976378
    ISBN-13: 9780393976373

    This biography was the first full-length narrative written by a former woman slave in America. Born in 1813, Harriet Jacobs was unaware of her status as a slave until the deaths of her mother and a benevolent mistress exposed her to a sexually predatory master, "Dr Flint", whilst she was in her teens. She escaped "Dr Flint" at the age of 22, leaving behind her two children, and hid in a tiny garret for seven years, before escaping North where her children joined her. Finally, at the age of 40, Jacobs was purchased and then ... Show more

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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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