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Incidents in Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in Life of a Slave Girl - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0393976373

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ISBN13: 978-0393976373
ISBN10: 0393976378
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published: 2001
International: No
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Incidents in Life of a Slave Girl - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0393976373

Harriet Jacobs, Nellie Y. Ed. McKay and Frances Smith Ed. Foster

ISBN13: 978-0393976373
ISBN10: 0393976378
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

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

Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgements

The Text of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Contexts

Contemporary Responses
William C. Nell * Linda, the Slave Girl (Liberator, 21 January 1861)
Anti-Slavery Bugle * (9 February 1861)
Liberator * (18 February 1861)
Lydia Maria Child * Letter to John Greenleaf Whittier (4 April 1861)
Unsigned Announcement * Linda (Christian Recorder, 11 January 1862)

Selections from Jacobs' Other Writings
Harriet Jacobs * Letter from a Fugitive Slave (New York Tribune, 21 June 1853)
Letter to Amy Post (18 June 186?)
Letter to Amy Post (25 June 1853)
Cruelty to Slaves (New York Tribune, 25 July 1853)
Letter to Amy Post (9 October 1853)
Life Among the Contrabands * Liberator, 5 September 1862)
Letter from Mrs. Jacobs * Black Abolitionist Papers, 13 April 1863
Letter from Teachers of the Freedmen *National Anti-Slavery Standard (16 April 1864)
Jacobs School * Freedmen's Record (March 1865)
From Savannah * Freedmen's Record (18 January 1866)
Savannah Freedmen's Orphan Asylum
Anti-Slavery Reporter, 3 March 1868

Jacobs' World
Lydia Maria Child * Letter to Harriet Jacobs (13 August 1860; 27 September 1860)
Freedmen's Record * Jacobs (Linda) School, Alexandria, VA (February 1865)
School at Alexandria * (September 1865)
A Milestone of Progress (c. December 1865)
Eulogy by Reverend Francis J. Grimke (c. 1896)
Nathaniel Willis * From The Convalescent (1859)

Criticism

Jean Fagan Yellin * Written by Herself: Harriet Jacobs' Slave Narrative
Ann Taves * Spiritual Purity and Sexual Shame: Religious Themes in the Writings of Harriet Jacobs
Valerie Smith * Form and Ideology in Three Slave Narratives
Nellie Y. McKay * The Girls Who Became the Women: Childhood Memories in the Autobiographies of Harriet Jacobs, Mary Church Terrell, and Anne Moody
Harryette Mullen * Runaway Tongue: Resistant Orality in Uncle Tom's Cabin, Our Nig, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, and Beloved
Michelle Burnham * Loopholes of Resistance: Harriet Jacobs' Slave Narrative and the Critique of Agency in Foucault
Nell Irvin Painter * Three Southern Women and Freud: A Non-Exceptionalist Approach to Race, Class, and Gender in the Slave South
Frances Smith Foster * Resisting Incidents
Sandra Gunning * Reading and Redemption in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Elizabeth V. Spelman * The Heady Political Life of Compassion
Christine Accomando * "The laws were laid down to me anew": Harriet Jacobs and the Reframing of Legal Fictions
Harriet Jacobs: A Chronology


Selected Bibliography

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