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

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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: 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

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'.

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: Harriet Jacobs
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780359702138
Available:
Release: 2019-06
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The autobiography of Harriet Jacobs as told by herself. She details her life in slavery from a young girl until she becomes a free woman.

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

The Life of a Slave Girl

The Life of a Slave Girl
Author: Harriet Jacobs
Pages: 327
ISBN: 9783736816718
Available:
Release: 2019-05-21
Editor: BookRix
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

I was born a slave; but I never knew it till six years of happy childhood had passed away. My father was a carpenter, and considered so intelligent and skilful in his trade, that, when buildings out of the common line were to be erected, he was sent for from long distances, to be head workman. On condition of paying his mistress two hundred dollars a year, and supporting himself, he was allowed to work at his trade, and manage his own affairs. His strongest wish was to purchase his children; but, though he several times offered his hard earnings for that purpose, he never succeeded. In complexion my parents were a light shade of brownish yellow, and were termed mulattoes. They lived together in a comfortable home; and, though we were all slaves, I was so fondly shielded that I never dreamed I was a piece of merchandise, trusted to them for safe keeping, and liable to be demanded of them at any moment. I had one brother, William, who was two years younger than myself—a bright, affectionate child. Such were the unusually fortunate circumstances of my early childhood. When I was six years old, my mother died; and then, for the first time, I learned, by the talk around me, that I was a slave. My mother's mistress was the daughter of my grandmother's mistress. She was the foster sister of my mother; they were both nourished at my grandmother's breast. In fact, my mother had been weaned at three months old, that the babe of the mistress might obtain sufficient food. They played together as children; and, when they became women, my mother was a most faithful servant to her whiter foster sister. On her death-bed her mistress promised that her children should never suffer for any thing; and during her lifetime she kept her word. They all spoke kindly of my dead mother, who had been a slave merely in name, but in nature was noble and womanly. Reader, my story ends with freedom; not in the usual way, with marriage. I and my children are now free! We are as free from the power of slaveholders as are the white people of the north; and though that, according to my ideas, is not saying a great deal, it is a vast improvement in my condition. The dream of my life is not yet realized. I do not sit with my children in a home of my own, I still long for a hearthstone of my own, however humble. I wish it for my children's sake far more than for my own. But God so orders circumstances as to keep me with my friend Mrs. Bruce. Love, duty, gratitude, also bind me to her side. It is a privilege to serve her who pities my oppressed people, and who has bestowed the inestimable boon of freedom on me and my children. It has been painful to me, in many ways, to recall the dreary years I passed in bondage. I would gladly forget them if I could. Yet the retrospection is not altogether without solace; for with those gloomy recollections come tender memories of my good old grandmother, like light, fleecy clouds floating over a dark and troubled sea.

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 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.

INCIDENTS in the LIFE of a SLAVE GIRL Written by Herself Annotated

INCIDENTS in the LIFE of a SLAVE GIRL  Written by Herself  Annotated
Author: Harriet Jacobs
Pages: 257
ISBN: 9798740054193
Available:
Release: 2021-04-18
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Harriet Jacobs' narrative of a life as a slave girl is unabridged, and contains an additional annotation at the start of the book. This section aims to give the reader an historical context, and contains a brief History of Slavery in America, and the Abolishment of Slavery. This will help set the stage for Harriet Ann Jacobs autobiography that is to follow: "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. When I first arrived in Philadelphia, Bishop Paine advised me to publish a sketch of my life, but I told him I was altogether incompetent to such an undertaking. Though I have improved my mind somewhat since that time, I still remain of the same opinion; but I trust my motives will excuse what might otherwise seem presumptuous. I have not written my experiences in order to attract attention to myself; on the contrary, it would have been more pleasant to me to have been silent about my own history. I want to add my testimony to that of abler pens to convince the people of the Free States what Slavery really is. Only by experience can any one realize how deep, and dark, and foul is that pit of abominations. May the blessing of God rest on this imperfect effort in behalf of my persecuted people!" --Linda Brent (Pseudonym used by Harriet Ann Jacobs)

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: 334
ISBN: 9783736819085
Available:
Release: 2014-06-17
Editor: BookRix
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is a slave narrative that was published in 1861 by Harriet Jacobs, using the pen name "Linda Brent." The 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. The 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.

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

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)

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Author: Harriet Ann Jacobs
Pages: 306
ISBN: UOM:39015046459122
Available:
Release: 1987
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This enlarged edition of the most significant and celebrated slave narrative now completes the Jacobs family saga, surely one of the most memorable in all of American history. John Jacobs's short slave narrative, A True Tale of Slavery, published in London in 1861, adds a brother's perspective to Harriet Jacobs's own autobiography. It is an exciting addition to this now classic work, as John Jacobs presents additional historical information about family life so well described already by his sister. Importantly, it presents the people, places, and events Harriet Jacobs wrote about from the different perspective of a male narrator. Once more, Jean Yellin, who discovered this long-lost document, supplies annotation and authentication. She has also brought her Introduction up to date.

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

Explanation of the Book:

12 Tears of a Slave Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

12 Tears of a Slave  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Author: Harriet Ann Jacobs
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9781304859594
Available:
Release: 2014-02-01
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Harriet Jacobs

Harriet Jacobs
Author: Jean Yellin,Harriet Ann Jacobs
Pages: 394
ISBN: UOM:39015059960958
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Civitas Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Provides a detailed study of the life of the nineteenth-century writer, covering her life under slavery, as a fugitive slave, and in the post-Civil War years, and her writing of the slave narrative "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl."

Complete Writings

Complete Writings
Author: Phillis Wheatley
Pages: 224
ISBN: 014042430X
Available:
Release: 2001
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A definitive collection of writings by the eighteenth-century American slave and author includes her letters, poetry, translations, short fiction, and essays, along with poetry by some of Wheatley's contemporary African-American poets--Lucy Terry, Jupiter Harmon, and Francis Williams. Original.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Author: Linda Brent (Harriet Jacobs)
Pages: 166
ISBN: 161203036X
Available:
Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is one of the first personal narratives written by a slave and one of the few written by a woman. Harriet Jacobs, Linda Brent, was a slave in North Carolina who suffered terribly at the hands of a ruthless owner. She made several failed attempts to escape before successfully making her way north, a process that took years of hiding and slow travel. Jacobs is now perhaps the most read and studied Black American woman of the nineteenth century. "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."