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

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A haunting, evocative recounting of her life as a slave in North Carolina and of her final escape and emancipation, Harriet Jacobs's classic narrative, written between 1853 and 1858 and published pseduonymously in 1861, tells firsthand of the horrors inflicted on slaves. In writing this extraordinary memoir, which culminates in the seven years she spent hiding in a crawl space in her grandmother's attic, Jacobs skillfully used the literary genres of her time, presenting a thoroughly feminist narrative that portrays the evils and traumas of slavery, particularly for women and children.

Synopsis:

A haunting, evocative recounting of her life as a slave in North Carolina, and her final escape and emancipation, Jacobs' narrative, written between 1853 and 1858 and published in 1861, is one of the most important books ever written documenting the traumas and horrors of slavery in the antebellum South.

About the Author

Nell Irvin Painter is the author of Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol and Standing at Armageddon, the United States, 1877-1919, The Narrative of Hosea Hudson and Exodusters: Black Migration to Kansas After Reconstruction. She is Edwards Professor of History at Princeton University, where she currently heads the program in African-American Studies.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140437959
Editor:
Painter, Nell Irvin
Editor:
Painter, Nell Irvin
Editor:
Painter, Nell Irvin
Author:
Jacobs, Harriet Ann
Author:
Jacobs, Harriet A.
Author:
Painter, Nell Irvin
Author:
Jacobs, Harriet
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Slaves
Subject:
Women slaves
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Slaves -- United States.
Subject:
Women slaves -- United States.
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
A 364
Publication Date:
20000731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.92x5.02x.59 in. .49 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , A haunting, evocative recounting of her life as a slave in North Carolina, and her final escape and emancipation, Jacobs' narrative, written between 1853 and 1858 and published in 1861, is one of the most important books ever written documenting the traumas and horrors of slavery in the antebellum South.

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