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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Norton Critical Editions)

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Book News Annotation:

This is the first full-length narrative written by a former woman slave in America. It tells the story of Harriet Jacobs' early life as a slave in North Carolina, her fugitive years in the North, where she became an abolition activist, and her struggle for freedom, won in 1852. This text is a reprint of the 1861 edition, with explanatory annotations and an introduction. Readings offers contemporary responses to the narrative, related articles and letters by Jacobs, and documents tracing her life. There is also a collection of modern criticism of the narrative. McKay teaches American and African- American literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Foster teaches English and women's studies at Emory University.
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Synopsis:

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is the first full-length narrative written by a former woman slave in America.

About the Author


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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393976373
Editor:
McKay, Nellie Y.
Editor:
Foster, Frances Smith
Editor:
McKay, Nellie Y.
Author:
Jacobs, Harriet
Author:
Jacobs, Harriet A.
Author:
McKay, Nellie Y.
Author:
Jacobs, Harriet Ann
Author:
Foster, Frances Smith
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Slaves
Subject:
Women slaves
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Slaves -- United States.
Subject:
Women slaves -- United States.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-390).
Series:
Norton Critical Editions
Series Volume:
TR-WRAP-00-1
Publication Date:
20001231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.33x5.09x.85 in. .98 lbs.

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