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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Label
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Title
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Statement of responsibility
Harriet Jacobs, Farah Jasmine Griffin ; edited by George Stade
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The true story of an individual's struggle for self-identity, self-preservation, and freedom, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl remains among the few extant slave narratives written by a woman. This autobiographical account chronicles the remarkable odyssey of Harriet Jacobs (1813-1897) whose dauntless spirit and faith carried her from a life of servitude and degradation in North Carolina to liberty and reunion with her children in the North. Written and published in 1861 after Jacobs' harrowing escape from a vile and predatory master, the memoir delivers a powerful and unflinching portrayal of the abuses and hypocrisy of the master-slave relationship. Jacobs writes frankly of the horrors she suffered as a slave, her eventual escape after several unsuccessful attempts, and her seven years in self-imposed exile, hiding in a coffin-like "garret" attached to her grandmother's porch. A rare firsthand account of a courageous woman's determination and endurance, this inspirational story also represents a valuable historical record of the continuing battle for freedom and the preservation of family
Member of
Summary
Reprint of the 1861 text which is cited in Books for College Libraries, 3d ed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
257393
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
305.5/67/092
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
740
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Dover Thrift Editions
Target audience
adult
Label
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11602750
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486115467
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11602750
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11602750
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11602750
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486115467
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11602750
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11602750
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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