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ISBN: 1497434459 / ISBN-13: 9781497434455

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

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  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Createspace) – Trade paperback (2014)
    by Harriet Anne Jacobs, Delroy Constantine-SIMMs (Editor)

    Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
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    Trade paperback, Createspace
    2014
    English
    458 pages

    ISBN: 1497434459
    ISBN-13: 9781497434455

    Harriet Jacobs's autobiography, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861), is the most widely-read female antebellum slave narrative. Unlike other published versions of this book, the editor, Delroy Constantine-Simms (C.Psychol) has included interviews and photographs of more than 30 women who were born and lived through the period of slavery who lived long enough to tell their often untold and unheard stories, that many of us need to hear in order to understand the true nature of slavery from a female perspective at ... 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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