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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl By Harriet JacobsReview:
Of these female slave narratives, Harriet Jacobs's "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself" is the crowning achievement. Manifesting a command of rhetorical and narrative strategies rivaled only by that of Frederick Douglass, Jacobs's autobiography is one of the major works of Afro-American literature...Jacobs's narrative is a bold and gripping fusion of two major literary forms: she borrowed from the popular sentimental novel on one hand, and the slave narrative genre on the other. Her tale gains its importance from the fact that she charts, in great and painful detail, the sexual exploitation that daily haunted her life--and the life of every other black female slave...Ms. Yellin's superbly researched edition insures that Harriet Jacobs will never be lost again.--Henry Louis Gates, Jr. "New York Times Book Review "
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Book Description Harvest Books 1973-03-21, 1973. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0156443503 BRAND NEW. A portion of your purchase of this book will be donated to non-profit organizations. Over 1,000,000 satisfied customers since 1997! We ship daily M-F. Choose expedited shipping (if available) for much faster delivery. Delivery confirmation on all US orders. Bookseller Inventory # Z0156443503ZN
Book Description HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, United States, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New. 201 x 132 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.An authentic autobiographical account of slave life in the South from the 1820s to the 1840s. To escape sexual exploitation by her master, Brent ran away and hid in an attic crawl space that became her home for seven years of unbelievable physical hardship. Edited by L. Maria Child; Introduction by Walter Teller. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780156443500
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Book Description HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, United States, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New. 201 x 132 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. An authentic autobiographical account of slave life in the South from the 1820s to the 1840s. To escape sexual exploitation by her master, Brent ran away and hid in an attic crawl space that became her home for seven years of unbelievable physical hardship. Edited by L. Maria Child; Introduction by Walter Teller. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780156443500
Book Description HARVEST BOOKS, 1973. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780156443500
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Book Description Mariner Books, 1973. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Slavery is terrible for men, but it is far more terrible for women," Harriet Jacobs wrote in 1861. At that time she was an escaped slave living in the north, but the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 meant that she could not longer consider being in the northern states a guarantee of freedom or safety. Her book is an eloquent recital of the suffering that is slavery. Families broken apart; promises of freedom made but never kept; whippings, beatings, and burnings; masters selling their own children - all are recounted with precise detail and a blazing indignation. Harriet Jacobs' master started pursuing her when she was fifteen; in disgust she continually refused and avoided him. Her first attempt at revenge and escape failed: she became the lover of a local unmarried white man and had several children, but even then her master refused to sell her. Finally, in desperation, she ran away and hid in an uninsulated garret, three feet high at its tallest point with almost no air or light. She stayed there for seven years, enduring cold, heat, and a crippling lack of movement, always hoping to catch a glimpse of her children through a crack in the walls as they walked by on the road below her. At last she had a chance to escape to the North. Her story is a remarkable testimony to her strength and courage, and an unrelenting attack upon the institution of slavery. -- For great reviews of books for girls, check out Let's Hear It for the Girls: 375 Great Books for Readers 2-14. -- From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Erica Bauermeister. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0156443503
Book Description Mariner Books, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9780156443500
Book Description Harvest/Harcourt Brace & Co. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Dimensions: 8.4in. x 5.8in. x 0.7in. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780156443500
Book Description Mariner Books, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0156443503