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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Signet Classics)

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One of the most memorable slave narratives, Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl illustrates the overarching evil and the pervasive depravity of the institution of slavery. Jacobs describes, in great and painful detail, her life as a Southern slave, the exploitation that haunted her daily life, her abuse by her master and the involvement she sought with another white man in order to escape her master, and her determination to win freedom for herself and her children. From her seven years in hiding in a tiny garret in her grandmother's home, to her harrowing escape north to reunion with her children and freedom, Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl remains an outstanding example of a woman's extraordinary courage in the face of almost unbeatable odds, as well as one of the most significant testimonials in American history.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451527523
Afterword:
Evers-Williams, Myrlie
Author:
Evers-Williams, Myrlie
Introduction:
Evers-Williams, Myrlie
Author:
Jacobs, Harriet
Author:
Jacobs, Harriet A.
Afterword:
Evers-Williams, Myrlie
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Location:
New York
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Slaves
Subject:
Women slaves
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Slaves -- United States.
Subject:
Women slaves -- United States.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Signet Classics Paperback
Series Volume:
88-504
Publication Date:
20000101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6.70x4.13x.66 in. .26 lbs.

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