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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
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Portions of Harriet Jacobs's "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" first appeared serially in 1861 in the New York Tribune; however publication ceased before the completion of the narrative due to its being deemed as too shocking for the average newspaper reader of the day. Harriet Jacobs wrote under the pseudonym of Linda Brent because, as an escaped slave, having her identity revealed would have jeopardized her freedom under the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850. One of the first of the slave narratives, Jacobs's work was a passionate appeal to white women living in the Northern United States to enlighten themselves as to the evils of slavery. Jacobs describes her life from a young age living as a slave in North Carolina. Her formative years are relatively idyllic and it is not until her mother dies and her mistress bequeaths her to a relative that she begins to discover the true horror of her position. What follows is a harrowing narrative of sexual abuse and fight for survival. While the work was almost immediately overshadowed by the start of the American Civil War it has since found its place as one of the most important of all the slave narratives distinguishing itself as one of the first from the female perspective
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)
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Writing style
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257393
Cataloging source
Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1813-1897
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Jacobs, Harriet A.
Dewey number
  • 973/.0496024
  • B
Index
no index present
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740
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1956-
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Smith, Valerie
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Schomburg library of nineteenth-century Black women writers
Series volume
9
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jacobs, Harriet A.
  • Slaves
  • Women slaves
  • Feminism
  • Slavery
  • Women slaves
  • Slavery
Target audience
adult
Label
Incidents in the life of a slave girl
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Publication
Distribution
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
MWT11908797
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781596255012
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11908797
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11908797
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Incidents in the life of a slave girl
Link
Publication
Distribution
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
MWT11908797
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781596255012
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11908797
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11908797
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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