One of the most significant slave narratives ever written is now released for the first time in mass market paperback. Writing as Linda Brent, Harriet Jacobs relates her incredible story--from her sale as a slave to an abusive master to her bid for freedom as the lover of a white man to her ultimate emancipation. Afterword by Myrlie Evers-Williams.One of the most significant slave narratives ever written is now released for the first time in mass market paperback. Writing as Linda Brent, Harriet Jacobs relates her incredible story--from her sale as a slave to an abusive master to her bid for freedom as the lover of a white man to her ultimate emancipation. Afterword by Myrlie Evers-Williams.Read Less
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My mother read this before I did and we both enjoyed the book.
Aug 11, 2011
Best I've Read
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.
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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