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Incidents in Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in Life of a Slave Girl - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-1580493369

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ISBN13: 978-1580493369
ISBN10: 158049336X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Prestwick House, Inc.
Published: 2006
International: No

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Incidents in Life of a Slave Girl - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-1580493369

Harriet A. Jacobs

ISBN13: 978-1580493369
ISBN10: 158049336X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Prestwick House, Inc.

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classic includes a glossary and reader's notes to help the modern reader appreciate Jacobs' perspectives and language.DRIVEN BY THE HORRORS of slavery and fear of a predatory master, Harriet Jacobs, a young black woman, makes the fateful, life-altering decision to escape. Long thought to be the work of a white writer, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is the captivating and terrifying story of Jacobs' daily life on a plantation in North Carolina, her seven years of hiding, and her ultimate triumph.Jacobs wrote her autobiography in 1861, under a pseudonym to protect the lives of the friends and family she left behind, and the work had been essentially lost until the mid-twentieth century. Now recognized as a classic, unflinching portrait of slave life, Incidents exposes slavery on a level comparable only to that of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.

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