πŸ“’ Author : Harriet Jacobs
πŸ“’ Publisher : Musaicum Books
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2017-10-06
πŸ“’ Pages : 231
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9788027221400
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" was one of the first books to address the struggle for freedom by female slaves; explore their struggles with sexual harassment and abuse; and their effort to protect their roles as women and mothers. After being overshadowed by the Civil War, the novel was rediscovered in the late 20th century and since then hasn't been out of print ever. It is one of the seminal books written on the theme of slavery from a woman's point of view and appreciated worldwide academically as well. Excerpt: "Reader be assured this narrative is no fiction. I am aware that some of my adventures may seem incredible; but they are, nevertheless, strictly true. I have not exaggerated the wrongs inflicted by Slavery; on the contrary, my descriptions fall far short of the facts. I have concealed the names of places, and given persons fictitious names. I had no motive for secrecy on my own account, but I deemed it kind and considerate towards others to pursue this course...." Harriet Jacobs (1813–1897) was an African-American writer who was formerly a fugitive slave. To save her family and her own identity from being found out, she used the pseudonym of Linda Brent and wrote secretly during the night.


πŸ“’ Author : Harriet Ann Jacobs
πŸ“’ Publisher : Lulu.com
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-02-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 254
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781304859594
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : 12 Tears of a Slave: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is a slave narrative that was published in 1861 by Harriet Ann Jacobs, using the pen name ""Linda Brent."" This book is an in-depth chronological account of Jacobs's life as a slave, and the decisions and choices she made to gain freedom for herself and her children. It addresses the struggles and sexual abuse that young women slaves faced on the plantations, and how these struggles were harsher than what men suffered as slaves. This book is considered sentimental and written to provoke an emotional response and sympathy from the reader toward slavery in general and slave women in particular for their struggles with rape, the pressure to have sex at an early age, the selling of their children, and the treatment of female slaves by their mistresses. Published by W2G Publishing Copyright 2014 Write2Grow LLC www.Write2Grow.org/Tears ISBN 978-1-304-85959-4 247 Printed Pages


πŸ“’ Author : Harriet Ann Jacobs
πŸ“’ Publisher : Prestwick House Inc
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2006-01-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 256
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781580493369
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Slaves

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Harriet Ann Jacobs
πŸ“’ Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1861
πŸ“’ Pages : 302
πŸ“’ ISBN : HARVARD:32044087358669
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Slaves

SYNOPSIS : Reader be assured this narrative is no fiction. I am aware that some of my adventures may seem incredible; but they are, nevertheless, strictly true. I have not exaggerated the wrongs inflicted by Slavery; on the contrary, my descriptions fall far short of the facts. I have concealed the names of places, and given persons fictitious names. I had no motive for secrecy on my own account, but I deemed it kind and considerate towards others to pursue this course. I wish I were more competent to the task I have undertaken. But I trust my readers will excuse deficiencies in consideration of circumstances. I was born and reared in Slavery; and I remained in a Slave State twenty-seven years. Since I have been at the North, it has been necessary for me to work diligently for my own support, and the education of my children. This has not left me much leisure to make up for the loss of early opportunities to improve myself; and it has compelled me to write these pages at irregular intervals, whenever I could snatch an hour from household duties.


πŸ“’ Author : Harriet Jacobs
πŸ“’ Publisher : e-artnow
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2018-02-10
πŸ“’ Pages : 231
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9788026883272
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" is an autobiography by a young mother and fugitive slave Harriet Ann Jacobs. Jacobs contributed to the genre of slave narrative by using the techniques of sentimental novels "to address race and gender issues." She explores the struggles and sexual abuse that female slaves faced on plantations as well as their efforts to practice motherhood and protect their children when their children might be sold away. Harriet Ann Jacobs (1813 – 1897) was an African-American writer who escaped from slavery and was later freed. She became an abolitionist speaker and reformer.


πŸ“’ Author : Harriet Ann Jacobs
πŸ“’ Publisher : Harvard University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009
πŸ“’ Pages : 433
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0674035836
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : This enlarged edition of the most significant and celebrated slave narrative completes the Jacobs family saga, surely one of the most memorable in all of American history. John S. JacobsΓ’e(tm)s short slave narrative, A True Tale of Slavery, published in London in 1861, adds a brotherΓ’e(tm)s perspective to Harriet A. JacobsΓ’e(tm)s autobiography. It is an exciting addition to this now classic work, as John Jacobs presents further historical information about family life so well described already by his sister. Once more, Jean Fagan Yellin, who discovered this long-lost document, supplies annotation and authentication.This is the standard edition of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, reissued here in the John Harvard Library and updated with a new bibliography.


πŸ“’ Author : Deborah M. Garfield
πŸ“’ Publisher : Cambridge University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1996-02-23
πŸ“’ Pages : 306
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0521497795
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Literary Criticism

SYNOPSIS : This is a far-ranging study which contextualises both the historical figure of Harriet Jacobs and her autobiography as a created work of art.


πŸ“’ Author : Harriet Jacobs
πŸ“’ Publisher : Bedford/St. Martin's
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009-07-27
πŸ“’ Pages : 336
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0312442661
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : Much of what is known about the experience of slavery comes from first-person accounts written by formerly enslaved men. In this volume, Jennifer Fleischner examines the first- and best-known female account of life under, and escape from, slavery β€” Harriet Jacobs’ autobiography. In her introduction, Fleischner shows how Jacobs used the written word to liberate herself and promote the end of slavery by carefully discussing her sexual exploitation as a slave in ways that would inspire sympathy in β€” and not offend β€” her Victorian white, middle-class, female audience. The rich collection of related documents that accompany Jacobs’ complete narrative β€” including a selection of Jacobs’ letters and her brother’s account of some of the same incidents Jacobs describes β€” illuminate Jacobs’ life, her thoughts about writing, and her relationships with white women abolitionists. Document headnotes, a chronology, questions for consideration, a selected bibliography, and a chart of the pseudonyms Jacobs used for her real-life characters further enrich this important contribution to the history of slavery in America.


πŸ“’ Author : Linda Brent
πŸ“’ Publisher : The Floating Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009-01-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 382
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781775411833
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is the immensely powerful autobiography of Harriet Jacobs, who wrote under a pen name. A feminist work, she uses her experiences to state and restate her belief that though all unhappiness sprung from being a slave, she had to endure worse, being also a woman. Her experiences show that the only refuge and relief to be found were in other women, and also that women were less able to attempt freedom when that would mean leaving their children behind. Her autobiography is the account of her struggle to achieve that freedom and respect and redefine herself. Her life is a testament to her grandmother's credo: "He that is willing to be a slave, let him be a slave."


πŸ“’ Author : Harriet Ann Jacobs
πŸ“’ Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1861
πŸ“’ Pages : 302
πŸ“’ ISBN : HARVARD:32044087358669
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Slaves

SYNOPSIS : Reader be assured this narrative is no fiction. I am aware that some of my adventures may seem incredible; but they are, nevertheless, strictly true. I have not exaggerated the wrongs inflicted by Slavery; on the contrary, my descriptions fall far short of the facts. I have concealed the names of places, and given persons fictitious names. I had no motive for secrecy on my own account, but I deemed it kind and considerate towards others to pursue this course. I wish I were more competent to the task I have undertaken. But I trust my readers will excuse deficiencies in consideration of circumstances. I was born and reared in Slavery; and I remained in a Slave State twenty-seven years. Since I have been at the North, it has been necessary for me to work diligently for my own support, and the education of my children. This has not left me much leisure to make up for the loss of early opportunities to improve myself; and it has compelled me to write these pages at irregular intervals, whenever I could snatch an hour from household duties.