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Incidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herself / by Harriet A. Jacobs ; edited by L. Maria Child ; edited and with an introduction by Jean Fagan Yellin.

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  • 13 of 16 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Fontana Regional Library.

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Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library B JACOBS (Text) 39493104406048 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 067444745X
  • ISBN: 0674447468
  • Physical Description: xxxiii, 306 pages : illustrations, portrait, facsimiles ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1987.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-292) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Childhood -- The new master and mistress -- The slaves' New Year's Day -- The slave who dared to feel like a man -- The trials of girlhood -- The jealous mistress -- The lover -- What slaves are taught to think of the North -- Sketches of neighboring slaveholders -- A perilous passage in the slave girl's life -- The new tie to life -- Fear of insurrection -- The church and slavery -- Another link to life -- Continued persecutions -- Scenes at the plantation -- The flight -- Months of peril -- The children sold -- New perils -- The loophole of retreat -- Christmas festivities -- Still in prison -- The candidate for Congress -- Competition in cunning -- Important era in my brother's life -- New destination for the children -- Aunt Nancy -- Preparations for escape -- Northward bound -- Incidents in Philadelphia -- The meeting of mother and daughter -- A home found -- The old enemy again -- Prejudice against color -- The hairbreadth escape -- A visit to England -- Renewed invitations to go South -- The confession -- The Fugitive Slave Law -- Free at last.
Summary, etc.:
As Linda Brent, the book's heroine and narrator, Harriet Jacobs recounts the history of her family and recalls the degradation of slavery, especially the sexual oppression she experienced as a slave woman.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 7.1 14 179006.
Subject: Jacobs, Harriet A. (Harriet Ann), 1813-1897.
Slaves > United States > Social conditions.
Slaves > United States > Biography.
North Caroliniana.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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