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Not only one of the last of over one hundred slave narratives published separately before the Civil War, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) is also one of the few existing narratives written by a woman. It offers a unique perspective on the complex plight of the black woman as slave and as writer. In a story that merges the conventions of the slave narrative with the techniques of the sentimental novel, Harriet Jacobs describes her efforts to fight off the advances of her master, her eventual liaison with another white man (the father of two of her children), and her ultimately successful struggle for freedom. Jacobs' account of her experiences, and her search for her own voice, prefigure the literary and ideological concerns of generations of African-American women writers to come.

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ISBN:
9780195052435
Author:
Smith, Valerie
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Introduction by:
Smith, Valeria
Introduction:
Smith, Valeria
Illustrator:
Smith, Valerie
Author:
null, Harriet
Author:
null, Valerie
Author:
Smith, Valerie
Author:
Jacobs, Harriet A.
Author:
Jacobs, Harriet
Location:
New York :
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Literature/English | American Literature | African American
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Slaves
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Slaves -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Jacobs, Harriet A.
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers
Publication Date:
19880431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.67x5.80x.98 in. 1.27 lbs.

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