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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Written by Herself (John Harvard Library)

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Publisher Comments:

Despite the immense body of literature about the American Civil War and its causes, the nationand#8217;s western involvement in the approaching conflict often gets short shrift. Slavery was the catalyst for fiery rhetoric on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line and fiery conflicts on the western edges of the nation. Driven by questions regarding the place of slavery in westward expansion and by the increasing influence of evangelical Protestant faiths that viewed the institution as inherently sinful, political debates about slavery took on a radicalized, uncompromising fervor in states and territories west of the Mississippi River.

Busy in the Cause explores the role of the Midwest in shaping national politics concerning slavery in the years leading up to the Civil War. In 1856 Iowa aided parties of abolitionists desperate to reach Kansas Territory to vote against the expansion of slavery, and evangelical Iowans assisted runaway slaves through Underground Railroad routes in Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. Lowell J. Soikeand#8217;s detailed and entertaining narrative illuminates Iowaand#8217;s role in the stirring western events that formed the prelude to the Civil War.

Synopsis:

This enlarged edition of the most significant and celebrated slave narrative completes the Jacobs family saga, surely one of the most memorable in all of American history. John S. Jacobs's short slave narrative, A True Tale of Slavery, published in London in 1861, adds a brother's perspective to Harriet A. Jacobs's autobiography. It is an exciting addition to this now classic work, as John Jacobs presents further historical information about family life so well described already by his sister. Once more, Jean Fagan Yellin, who discovered this long-lost document, supplies annotation and authentication. This is the standard edition of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, reissued here in the John Harvard Library and updated with a new bibliography.

About the Author

Jean Fagan Yellin is Distinguished Professor Emerita, Department of English, Pace University, the author of Harriet Jacobs: A Life, and the editor of The Harriet Jacobs Family Papers.

Pace University

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674035836
Author:
Jacobs, Harriet A.
Publisher:
Belknap Press
Editor:
Yellin, Jean Fagan
Contribution by:
Jacobs, John S.
Contribution:
Jacobs, John S.
Author:
Soike, Lowell J.
Author:
Jacobs, Harriet Ann
Author:
Yellin, Jean Fagan
Author:
Jacobs, John S.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Slaves -- United States.
Subject:
Women slaves -- United States.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
HISTORY / United States/Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Social Science-Slavery
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
John Harvard Library
Series Volume:
119
Publication Date:
November 2009
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 illustrations, 1 map, 1 appendix
Pages:
306
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , This enlarged edition of the most significant and celebrated slave narrative completes the Jacobs family saga, surely one of the most memorable in all of American history. John S. Jacobs's short slave narrative, A True Tale of Slavery, published in London in 1861, adds a brother's perspective to Harriet A. Jacobs's autobiography. It is an exciting addition to this now classic work, as John Jacobs presents further historical information about family life so well described already by his sister. Once more, Jean Fagan Yellin, who discovered this long-lost document, supplies annotation and authentication. This is the standard edition of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, reissued here in the John Harvard Library and updated with a new bibliography.
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