Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet A. Jacobs
A True Tale of Slavery by John S. Jacobs
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet A. Jacobs by George Hendrick
Book DescriptionThese two slave narratives expand our knowledge of the differing ways males and females coped with enslavement and later ordeals in flight. This popularly-priced anthology contains the often taught Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs and the recently discovered A True Tale of Slavery by John S. Jacobs, her younger brother, now reprinted for the first time. After Harriet's owner, a physician, repeatedly abused her, she escaped his sexual advances for a time by entering into a relationship with a local attorney. Her owner continued to harass her, and she sought refuge in a crawlspace where she lived in hiding. After her escape to the North, she published her narrative. John S. Jacobs "walked away" as he put it, from his owner, a congressman. He sailed on a whaling ship and educated himself. He then became a paid agent of the Anti-Slavery Society, made a lecturing trip with Frederick Douglass, and finally settled in London, where he remained until it was safe for a fugitive to return to the North. He wrote his story for a London Sunday school journal where it was published in 1861.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781881089650
(231mm x 158mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Brandy Wine Press
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author George Hendrick
Two Slave Rebellions at Sea, Paperback (October 2006)
Fredrick Douglass (1818-1895), a fugitive slave who became the best-known black abolitionist orator and autobiographer, and Herman Melville (1819-1891), a fiction writer recognized for the elusiveness of his meanings, both composed stories about slave revolts at sea.
Fleeing for Freedom, Paperback (November 2003)View all books by George Hendrick
Selected narratives from the two most important contemporary chroniclers of the Underground Railroad, Levi Coffin and William Still. Here are firsthand descriptions of the experiences of escaped slaves making their way to freedom in the North and in Canada in the years before the Civil War. "A colorful yet balanced portrait."-William L. Van Deburg.
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Author Biography - George Hendrick
George Hendrick is professor Emeritus of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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