Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
By Harriet Jacobs

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs

Book Description

The text is that of the 1861 first edition. Contexts includes contemporary responses to Incidents, selections from Jacobs's other published writings, and extracts from her correspondence. Criticism includes eleven important assessments of the narrative, contributed by Jean Fagan Yellin, Ann Taves, Valerie Smith, Nellie Y. McKay, Harryette Mullen, Michelle Burnham, Nell Irvin Painter, Frances Smith Foster, Sandra Gunning, Elizabeth V. Spelman, and Christine Accomando. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are included.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393976373
ISBN-10: 0393976378
Format: Paperback
(213mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 14-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Harriet Jacobs

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Paperback (November 2015)

Harriet Jacobs's slave narrative is remarkable for its candid exposure of the sexual abuse suffered by slaves at the hands of their owners. Her sufferings, and eventual escape to the North, are described in vivid detail. This edition also includes her brother's short memoir, 'A True Tale of Slavery'.

Three Narratives of Slavery by Harriet Jacobs Three Narratives of Slavery, Paperback (December 2008)

Straightforward, yet often poetic, accounts of the battle for freedom, these memoirs by three courageous black women vividly chronicle their struggles in the bonds of slavery, their rebellion against injustice, and their determination to attain equality.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Paperback / softback

In his wrenching, classic autobiography--one of the most important documents in American history--Douglass describes himself as a man who became a slave and, later, a slave who became a man. Reissue.

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Author Biography - Harriet Jacobs

Harriet Jacobs was born in Edenton, North Carolina, in 1813, to slave parents. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, the first full-length narrative written by a former slave woman in America, is a record of events and experiences of slavery seen through the eyes of the young Harriet during the years she lived in captivity in Edenton, through her escape, when she becomes a fugitive in the North at age twenty-nine, and concluding soon after a northern white friend buys her freedom in 1852. Frances Smith Foster (Ph.D. University of California, San Diego), Editor, The Literature of the Reconstruction to the New Negro Renaissance; Co-Editor, The Literature of Slavery and Freedom. Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and Women's Studies, Emory University. Author of "Til Death or Distance Do Us Part": Love and Marriage in African America; Written by Herself: Literary Production by African American Women, 1746-1892; and Witnessing Slavery: The Development of the Antebellum Slave Narrative. Co-editor of the Oxford Companion to African American Literature and Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Editor of several works, including Love and Marriage in Early African America; Minnie's Sacrifice, Sowing and Reaping, Trial and Triumph: Three Rediscovered Novels by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper; Elizabeth Keckley's Behind the Scenes; and the Norton Critical Edition of Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Nellie Y. McKay (Ph.D. Harvard), General Editor. Professor of American and Afro-American Literature, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Associate editor of the African American Review; author of Jean Toomer-the Artist: A Study of His Literary Life and Work, 1894-1936; editor of Critical Essays on Toni Morrison; co-editor of the Norton Critical Edition of Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Beloved-A Casebook, and Approaches to Teaching the Novels of Toni Morrison.

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