Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Author: Harriet Ann Jacobs
Pages: 302
ISBN: HARVARD:32044087358669
Available:
Release: 1861
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is an autobiography by a young mother and fugitive slave published in 1861 by L. Maria Child, who edited the book for its author, Harriet Ann Jacobs. Jacobs used the pseudonym Linda Brent. The book documents Jacobs' life as a slave and how she gained freedom for herself and for her children. 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.Jacobs' book is addressed to white women in the North who do not fully comprehend the evils of slavery. She makes direct appeals to their humanity to expand their knowledge and influence their thoughts about slavery as an institution.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl EasyRead Super Large 20pt Edition

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl  EasyRead Super Large 20pt Edition
Author: Harriet A. Jacobs
Pages: 500
ISBN: 9781442901445
Available:
Release: 2008-11-05
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Books for All Kinds of Readers Read HowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Our 7 different sizes of EasyRead are optimized by increasing the font size and spacing between the words and the letters. We partner with leading publishers around the globe. Our goal is to have accessible editions simultaneously released with publishers' new books so that all readers can have access to the books they want to read. To find more books in your format visit www.readhowyouwant.com

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Author: Harriet Ann Jacobs
Pages: 257
ISBN: 9780198709879
Available:
Release: 2015
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Harriet Jacobs's slave narrative is remarkable for its candid exposure of the sexual abuse suffered by slaves at the hands of their owners. Her sufferings, and eventual escape to the North, are described in vivid detail. This edition also includes her brother's short memoir, 'A True Tale of Slavery'.

INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL

INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOMDLP:abt6782:0001.001
Available:
Release: 1861
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl EasyRead Comfort Edition

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl  EasyRead Comfort Edition
Author: Harriet A. Jacobs
Pages: 380
ISBN: 9781442901117
Available:
Release: 2008-11-05
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Books for All Kinds of Readers Read HowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Our 7 different sizes of EasyRead are optimized by increasing the font size and spacing between the words and the letters. We partner with leading publishers around the globe. Our goal is to have accessible editions simultaneously released with publishers' new books so that all readers can have access to the books they want to read. To find more books in your format visit www.readhowyouwant.com

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Author: Harriet Jacobs
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9781504034654
Available:
Release: 2016-03-15
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tormented by her master, a young mother plots a daring escape, in this courageous and captivating slave narrative When her mother dies, six-year-old slave girl Linda Brent is sent to the big house, where she grows up serving a gentle mistress who teaches her to read and write. But the mistress’s death brings about a sudden and terrible change in Linda’s fortunes. Her lecherous new master torments Linda mercilessly, making her life a living hell. Unable to join her two young children in their escape to the North, Linda hides in the attic above her grandmother’s house. For seven years, she waits for the opportunity to flee North Carolina and reunite with her son and daughter in the land of freedom. But when the chance finally comes, Linda discovers she has yet more pain to endure. Based on the true story of Harriet Jacobs’s escape from the South, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is one of American literature’s most powerful indictments of the evils of slavery. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Harriet Jacobs and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Harriet Jacobs and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Author: Harriet A. Jacobs
Pages: 306
ISBN: 0521497795
Available:
Release: 1996-02-23
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Author: Linda Brent - Harriet Ann Jacobs
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781329817449
Available:
Release: 2016-01-08
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.""

The deeper wrong or Incidents in the life of a slave girl written by herself signed Linda Brent ed by L M Child

The deeper wrong  or  Incidents in the life of a slave girl  written by herself  signed Linda Brent  ed  by L M  Child
Author: Harriet Jacobs
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:600015855
Available:
Release: 1862
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Author: Harriet A. Jacobs
Pages: 385
ISBN: 0393614565
Available:
Release: 2018
Editor: W. W. Norton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This Norton Critical Edition includes:The first edition (1861), with the editors' explanatory annotations, introduction, and glossary of the people of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.Three illustrations.Key public statements by Harriet Jacobs, William C. Nell, the Reverend Francis J. Grimke, and others.A rich selection of correspondence by Harriet Jacobs, Lydia Maria Child, and John Greenleaf Whittier, suggesting Incidents's initial reception.Ten major critical essays, six of them new to the Second Edition.A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography.About the SeriesRead by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format--annotated text, contexts, and criticism--helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass  an American Slave   Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Author: Frederick Douglass,Harriet Jacobs
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780307416186
Available:
Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Modern Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition combines the two most important African American slave narratives into one volume. Frederick Douglass's Narrative, first published in 1845, is an enlightening and incendiary text. Born into slavery, Douglass became the preeminent spokesman for his people during his life; his narrative is an unparalleled account of the dehumanizing effects of slavery and Douglass's own triumph over it. Like Douglass, Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery, and in 1861 she published Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, now recognized as the most comprehensive antebellum slave narrative written by a woman. Jacobs's account broke the silence on the exploitation of African American female slaves, and it remains crucial reading. These narratives illuminate and inform each other. This edition includes an incisive Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah and extensive annotations. From the Paperback edition.

Incidents Inthe Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents Inthe Life of a Slave Girl
Author: Harriet Ann Jacobs
Pages: 306
ISBN: OCLC:1035664076
Available:
Release: 1990
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Author: Harriet Jacobs,Lamont Tanksley
Pages: 198
ISBN: 1502332167
Available:
Release: 2014-09-09
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Harriet Ann Jacobs classic 1861 autobiography of her life as a slave born in 1813. This rendition includes an introduction by revisionist writer Lamont Tanksley Sr. who used the text to create his 2014 novel, Incidents In The Life of a Girl: The Unattainable Mulatto.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Author: Linda Brent
Pages: 382
ISBN: 9781775411833
Available:
Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: The Floating Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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."

Das Frauenbild in Harriet Jacobs Autobiographie Incidents in the life of a slave girl

Das Frauenbild in Harriet Jacobs Autobiographie Incidents in the life of a slave girl
Author: Katrin Shams-Eddien
Pages: 13
ISBN: 9783638173520
Available:
Release: 2003-02-23
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: de

Explanation of the Book:

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2002 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, Note: 1,3, Freie Universität Berlin (John F. Kennedy Institut), Veranstaltung: Literaturseminar, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet Jacobs ist eine Erzählung, die weit über das Genre des Slave Narrative hinausgeht, und sich als ein wichtiges feministisches Dokument auszeichnet. Das in dieser Biographie beschriebene Frauenbild wird geprägt von den folgenden Aspekten: Es wird hier die Wichtigkeit des Familienzusammenhalt verdeutlicht, indem Jacobs alles tut, um nicht nur ihre Kinder zu schützen, sondern auch die Beziehung zu ihrem Bruder, Tante, Onkel und vor allem ihrer Großmutter aufrecht zu erhalten. Des weiteren macht ihre Geschichte deutlich, daß die vier weiblichen Tugenden der viktorianischen Zeit, Frömmigkeit (piety), Reinheit (purity), Unterwürfigkeit (submissiveness) und Häuslichkeit (domesticity) aufgrund der Lebensumstände zwar nur von weißen Frauen und nicht von Sklavinnen befolgt werden konnten, sie aber dennoch für beide galten. Dadurch blieb der Sklavin von vornherein die "true womanhood" in der Gesellschaft verweigert. Jacobs macht sogar deutlich, daß die Passivität der Südstaatenfrauen gegenüber den Belangen der Sklavinnen die Versklavung von Frauen nicht nur gefördert hat, sondern daß sie sich dadurch auch selbst zu Sklavenhaltern machten und versündigten, und die `domestic Sphere ́ der schwachen Sklavinnen zerstörten. Deswegen dient ihre Autobiographie auch dazu die weißen Frauen der Mittelklasse anzusprechen, um sie zum Protest gegen Sklaverei zu ermutigen. Jacobs klagt das ganze Sklavensystem an und macht deutlich, daß es nicht nur die Sklavin zu Grunde richtet, sondern auch die Mistress und deren Töchter. Sie prangert das ganze Gesellschaftssystem an, und den Verrat an den gesellschaftlichen Idealen, wie das zu Mißhandlung und Ausbeutung mißbrauchte paternalistische System. Sie ist für Ihre Zeit (ihre Autobiographie wurde 1861 publiziert) sehr fortschrittlich in ihrem Denken und sieht, daß sowohl schwarz als auch weiß diesem korrupten System zum Opfer fallen . Sie beweist uns, daß das Bild der benevolenten Südstaatenfamilie mit der klassischen Südstaatenfrau und der `Southern Belle ́ aus ihrer Sicht nichts weiter als ein Mythos ist, ein Bild das für die Außenwelt geschaffen und mystifiziert wurde. Im Gegensatz zur klassischen `Plantation Novel ́ wird uns hier ein ganz anderes Bild von den Frauen der Südstaaten aufgezeigt, welches bei dieser Hausarbeit auch mein Thema sein soll. [...]

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Author: Harriet Ann Jacobs
Pages: 433
ISBN: 9780674035836
Available:
Release: 2009-11-30
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

John Jacobs' short slave narrative, "A True Tale of Slavery", published in London in 1861, adds a brother's perspective to Harriet Jacobs' autobiography. This book is the enlarged edition of the most significant and celebrated slave narrative that completes the Jacobs family saga.

Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl Written by Herself

Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl  Written by Herself
Author: Harriet Jacobs
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781319190903
Available:
Release: 2019-10-11
Editor: Macmillan Higher Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this volume, Jennifer Fleischner examines the first- and best-known female account of life under, and escape from, slavery -- 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 -- and not offend -- her Victorian white, middle-class, female audience. An updated introduction explores Jacobs' personal struggles with religion and violent resistance, and connects her narrative to the broader history of the anti-slavery movement in the United States. The rich collection of related documents that accompany Jacobs' complete narrative features three new sources, including the will of Jacobs' owner Margaret Horniblow, the abolitionist emblem, and the original title page of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Updated document head notes, chronology, questions for consideration, selected bibliography, and index provide students with a valuable framework for understanding this period in United States history. Available in print and e-book formats.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl 1861

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl 1861
Author: Harriet Ann Jacobs
Pages: 138
ISBN: 1976474671
Available:
Release: 2017-09-17
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is an autobiography by a young mother and fugitive slave published in 1861 by L. Maria Child, who edited the book for its author, Harriet Ann Jacobs. Jacobs used the pseudonym Linda Brent. The book documents Jacobs' life as a slave and how she gained freedom for herself and for her children. 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.... Plot summary: Born into slavery in Edenton, NC in 1813, Linda has happy years as a young child with her brother, parents, and maternal grandmother, who are relatively well-off slaves in good positions. It is not until her mother dies that Linda even begins to understand that she is a slave. At the age of six, she is sent to live in the big house under the extended care of her mother's mistress, who treats her well and teaches her to read. After a few years, this mistress dies and bequeaths Linda to a relative. Her new masters are cruel and neglectful, and Dr. Flint, the father, takes an interest in Linda. He tries to force her into a sexual relationship with him when she comes of age. The girl resists his entreaties and maintains her distance. Knowing that Flint will do anything to get his way, as a young woman Linda consents to a relationship with a white neighbor, Mr. Sands, hoping he can protect her from Flint. As a result of their relations, Sands and Linda have two mixed-race children: Benjamin, often called Benny, and Ellen. Because they were born to a slave mother, they are considered slaves, under the principle of partus sequitur ventrem, which had been part of southern slave law since the 17th century. Linda is ashamed, but hopes this illegitimate relationship will protect her from assault at the hands of Dr. Flint. Linda also hopes that Flint would become angry enough to sell her to Sands, but he refuses to do so. Instead, he sends Linda to his son's plantation to be broken in as a field hand. When Linda discovers that Benny and Ellen are also to be sent to the fields, she makes a desperate plan. Escaping to the North with two small children would be nearly impossible. Unwilling either to submit to Dr. Flint's abuse or abandon her family, she hides in the attic of her grandmother Aunt Martha's cabin. She hopes that Dr. Flint, believing that she has fled to the North, will sell her children rather than risk having them escape as well. Linda is overjoyed when Dr. Flint sells Benny and Ellen to a slave trader secretly representing Sands. Promising to free the children one day, Sands assigns them to live with Aunt Martha. Linda becomes physically debilitated by being confined to the tiny attic, where she can neither sit nor stand. Her only pleasure is to watch her children through a tiny peephole. Mr. Sands marries and is elected as a congressman. When he takes the slave girl Ellen to Washington, D.C., to be an eventual companion for his newborn daughter, Linda realizes that he may never free their children. Worried that he will eventually sell them, she determines to escape with them to the North. But Dr. Flint continues to hunt for her, and leaving the attic is still too risky...... Harriet Ann Jacobs (February 11, 1813 - March 7, 1897) was an African-American writer who escaped from slavery and was later freed. She became an abolitionist speaker and reformer. Jacobs wrote an autobiographical novel, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, first serialized in a newspaper and published as a book in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent............

Twelve Years a Slave Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Twelve Years a Slave  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Author: Solomon Northup,Harriet Jacobs
Pages: 392
ISBN: 1530904676
Available:
Release: 2016-04-06
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

EXCEPTIONAL EDITION This unique book contains two exceptional slave narratives: Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs. Twelve Years a Slave (1853) is a memoir and slave narrative by Solomon Northup (1808-1863?). Northup, a black man who was born free in New York state, details his being tricked to go to Washington, D.C., where he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Deep South. After having been kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana by various masters, Northup was able to write to friends and family in New York, who in turn secured his release with the aid of the state. Northup's captivating and terrifying narrative provides extensive details on the slave markets in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans, and describes at length cotton and sugar cultivation and slave treatment on major plantations in Louisiana. This work published soon after Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" (1852), to which it lent factual support, was an instant bestseller in its own right. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) is an autobiography by a young mother and fugitive slave, Harriet Ann Jacobs, who used the pen name Linda Brent. The book documents Jacobs' life as a slave and how she gained freedom for herself and for her children. Jacobs contributed to the genre of slave narrative . 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. Jacob's book is addressed to white women in the North who do not fully comprehend the evils of slavery. She makes direct appeals to their humanity to expand their knowledge and influence their thoughts about slavery as an institution. These outstanding stories are must-read of American litterature.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Author: Ann Harriet Jacobs
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1618951114
Available:
Release: 2013-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Incidents in the Life of Slave Girl is considered a slave narrative as well as an example of feminist literature. Harriet Jacobs began composing Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl while living and working at Idlewild, Willis's home on the Hudson River. Jacobs's autobiographical accounts were first published in serial form in the New York Tribune, a newspaper owned and edited by abolitionist Horace Greeley. Her reports of sexual abuse were considered too shocking for the average newspaper reader of the day, and the paper ceased publishing her account before its completion. The narrative was designed to appeal to middle class white Christian women in the North, focusing on the impact of slavery on women's chastity and sexual virtues. Christian women could perceive how slavery was a temptation to masculine lusts and vice as well as to womanly virtues. (Wikipedia)