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

By: Jacobs

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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 Name: Jacobs

Categories: African American Studies,

Publisher: Dover Publications: November 2001

ISBN Number: 0486419312

ISBN Number 13: 9780486419312

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 347619