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The Resource Incidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herself, Harriet Jacobs ; with an introduction and notes by Farah Jasmine Griffin

Incidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herself, Harriet Jacobs ; with an introduction and notes by Farah Jasmine Griffin

Label
Incidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herself
Title
Incidents in the life of a slave girl
Title remainder
written by herself
Statement of responsibility
Harriet Jacobs ; with an introduction and notes by Farah Jasmine Griffin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In what has become a landmark of American history and literature, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl recounts the incredible but true story of Harriet Jacobs, born a slave in North Carolina in 1813. Her tale gains its importance from her descriptions, in great and painful detail, of the sexual exploitation that daily haunted her life-and the life of every other black female slave. As a child, Harriet Jacobs remained blissfully unaware that she was a slave until the deaths of both her mother and a benevolent mistress exposed her to a sexually predatory master, Dr. Flint. Determined to escape, she spends seven years hidden away in a garret in her grandmother's house, three feet high at its tallest point, with almost no air or light, and with only glimpses of her children to sustain her courage. In the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, she finally wins her battle for freedom by escaping to the North in 1842. A powerful, unflinching portrayal of the brutality of slave life, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl stands alongside Frederick Douglass's classic autobiographies as one of the most significant slave narratives ever written
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
IEF
Dewey number
  • 305.5/67/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E444.J17
LC item number
A3 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Barnes & Noble Classics
Label
Incidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herself, Harriet Jacobs ; with an introduction and notes by Farah Jasmine Griffin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-234)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The world of Harriet Jacobs and Incidents in the life of a slave girl -- Introduction / by Farah Jasmine Griffin -- Incidents in the life of a slave girl -- Endnotes -- Harriet Jacobs and the Underground Railroad -- Comments & questions -- For further reading
Control code
ocm74153764
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 242 pages
Isbn
9781593082833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o74153764
  • (OCoLC)74153764
Label
Incidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herself, Harriet Jacobs ; with an introduction and notes by Farah Jasmine Griffin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-234)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The world of Harriet Jacobs and Incidents in the life of a slave girl -- Introduction / by Farah Jasmine Griffin -- Incidents in the life of a slave girl -- Endnotes -- Harriet Jacobs and the Underground Railroad -- Comments & questions -- For further reading
Control code
ocm74153764
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 242 pages
Isbn
9781593082833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o74153764
  • (OCoLC)74153764

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