INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL

INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL
Author: Harriet Jacobs
Pages: 231
ISBN: 9788027221400
Available:
Release: 2017-10-06
Editor: e-artnow
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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.

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: 167
ISBN: 9780486419312
Available:
Release: 2001-11-09
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This autobiographical account by a former slave is one of the few extant narratives written by a woman. Written and published in 1861, it delivers a powerful portrayal of the brutality of slave life. Jacobs speaks frankly of her master's abuse and her eventual escape, in a tale of dauntless spirit and faith.

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: 336
ISBN: 0312442661
Available:
Release: 2009-07-27
Editor: Bedford/St. Martin's
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 — 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. The rich collection of related documents that accompany Jacobs’ complete narrative — including a selection of Jacobs’ letters and her brother’s account of some of the same incidents Jacobs describes — 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.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Author: Harriet Ann Jacobs,John S. Jacobs
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0674002717
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THIS EDITION HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEWER EDITION. 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.

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: 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

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Author: Linda Brent
Pages: 239
ISBN: 9781625586377
Available:
Release: 2013-02-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Here is one of the few slave narratives written by a women. Slavery is a terrible thing, but it is far more terrible and harrowing for women than for men. Harriet Jacobs was owned by a brutal master who beat his slaves regularly and subjected them to indignations that were far worse. Jacobs eventually escaped her master and moved to a northern state. Though she was unable to take her children with her at the time they were later reunited. Read her powerful and compelling story.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs and L Maria Child

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs and L  Maria Child
Author: Harriet Ann Jacobs,Lydia Maria Francis Child
Pages: 124
ISBN: 1533076219
Available:
Release: 2016-05-03
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."[1] 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.Jacobs began composing Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl after her escape to New York, while living and working at Idlewild, the Hudson River home of writer and publisher Nathaniel Parker Willis.[2] Portions of her journals were published in serial form in the New-York Tribune, owned and edited by Horace Greeley. Jacobs' reports of sexual abuse were deemed too shocking for the average newspaper reader of the day, and publication ceased before the completion of the narrative. Boston publishing house Phillips and Samson agreed to print the work in book form if Jacobs could convince Willis or abolitionist author Harriet Beecher Stowe to provide a preface. She refused to ask Willis for help and Stowe never responded to her request. The Phillips and Samson company closed.[3] Jacobs eventually signed an agreement with the Thayer & Eldridge publishing house, and they requested a preface by abolitionist Lydia Maria Child, who agreed. Child also edited the book, and the company introduced her to Jacobs. The two women remained in contact for much of their remaining lives. Thayer & Eldridge, however, declared bankruptcy before the narrative could be published. Lydia Maria Francis Child (born Lydia Maria Francis) (February 11, 1802 - October 20, 1880), was an American abolitionist, women's rights activist, Native American rights activist, novelist, journalist, and opponent of American expansionism. Her journals, both fiction and domestic manuals reached wide audiences from the 1820s through the 1850s. At times she shocked her audience as she tried to take on issues of both male dominance and white supremacy in some of her stories. Despite these challenges, Child may be most remembered for her poem "Over the River and Through the Wood." Her grandparents' house, which she wrote about visiting, was restored by Tufts University in 1976 and stands near the Mystic River on South Street, in Medford, Massachusetts.

The Slave Girl

The Slave Girl
Author: Harriet Jacobs
Pages: 200
ISBN: 197756030X
Available:
Release: 2017-09-29
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Harriet Jacobs once said, "Slavery is terrible for men, but it is far more terrible for women". Yes indeed. Men faced many hardships during slavery. They were beaten severely, starved, worked to the point where they couldn't anymore and many more sufferings. On the other hand, women also faced these similar hardships and had to suffer even more. They would have to watch their children being taken away from them and sometimes never see them again. Women had to also deal with their Master trying to sexually harass them and so on. This is the story of Harriet Ann Jacobs, a story of slavery of the 19th century, a story of terrible human suffering, and the story that, later on, played a significant role in the abolitionist movement. Slavery still continues everywhere in the world, its operational styles have changed but its brutality has remained the same, it harms human lives in the same way it used to harm in the past. Today, there are many women (and men too) like Harriet Jacobs are suffering in slave trades in many parts of the world under our very eyes, 19th century's Harriet represents many other slave women who need to free like Harriet finally was. Hence, Harriet's story has been brought here as the 2nd volume of ABSURD's "Slave Narrative" series as a wake-up call to save the victims of slavery and to save the mankind.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Author: Harriet Ann Jacobs
Pages: 306
ISBN: 0195052439
Available:
Release: 1988
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Not only one of the last of over one hundred slave narratives published separately before the Civil War, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) is also one of the few existing narratives written by a woman. It offers a unique perspective on the complex plight of the black woman as slave and as writer. In a story that merges the conventions of the slave narrative with the techniques of the sentimental novel, Harriet Jacobs describes her efforts to fight off the advances of her master, her eventual liaison with another white man (the father of two of her children), and her ultimately successful struggle for freedom. Jacobs' account of her experiences, and her search for her own voice, prefigure the literary and ideological concerns of generations of African-American women writers to come.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Author: Harriet Ann Jacobs
Pages: 390
ISBN: 0393976378
Available:
Release: 2001
Editor: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

""Contexts" includes contemporary responses to Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by William C. Nell and Lydia Maria Child, among others; twelve related letters and articles by Jacobs published in newspapers during the period from 1853 to 1868; and documents tracing Jacobs's life and achievements as a free woman, including her establishment of a school in Alexandria, Virginia.".

Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl Wr

Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl Wr
Author: Harriet Ann Jacobs,Lydia Maria Francis Child
Pages: 212
ISBN: 1406510017
Available:
Release: 2006-08
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

By the American abolitionist and writer who was born to slaves in North Carolina. Her autobiographical accounts started being published in serial form in the New York Tribune. However, her reports of sexual abuse were considered too shocking to the average newspaper reader of the day, and publication ceased before the completion of the narrative. In 1861, she published Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself, under the pseudonym Linda Brent. Much of the book is devoted to her struggle to free her two children. She changed the names of all characters, including her own, in order to conceal true identities. Jacobs argued that the cruelty of slavery destroyed the virtue of an entire society, and "is a curse to the whites as well as to the blacks."

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl  Written by Herself
Author: Harriet Ann Jacobs
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9785041239725
Available:
Release: 2018-07-22
Editor: Litres
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The atrocious but true story of slavery in the United States until the Civil War. It is the personal history of Harriet Jacobs and her enslavement and subsequent escape to the North, after spending seven years hidden in a crawlspace. The stunned listener also gets to know of the mistreatment of the other slaves. We hear how slavery as practiced by the South was degrading to both blacks and whites. It shows the hypocrisy of many white Christians, who could sleep with their female slaves one day, and still see themselves as good Christians the next...

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Author: Harriet Jacobs
Pages: 122
ISBN: 1533155216
Available:
Release: 2016-05-08
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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. 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. 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. Neither do I care to excite sympathy for my own sufferings. But I do earnestly desire to arouse the women of the North to a realizing sense of the condition of two millions of women at the South, still in bondage, suffering what I suffered, and most of them far worse. 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 (AKA Harriet Jacobs)

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.

Handbook of Autobiography Autofiction

Handbook of Autobiography   Autofiction
Author: Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf
Pages: 2220
ISBN: 9783110279818
Available:
Release: 2019-01-29
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Autobiographical writings have been a major cultural genre from antiquity to the present time. General questions of the literary as, e.g., the relation between literature and reality, truth and fiction, the dependency of author, narrator, and figure, or issues of individual and cultural styles etc., can be studied preeminently in the autobiographical genre. Yet, the tradition of life-writing has, in the course of literary history, developed manifold types and forms. Especially in the globalized age, where the media and other technological / cultural factors contribute to a rapid transformation of lifestyles, autobiographical writing has maintained, even enhanced, its popularity and importance. By conceiving autobiography in a wide sense that includes memoirs, diaries, self-portraits and autofiction as well as media transformations of the genre, this three-volume handbook offers a comprehensive survey of theoretical approaches, systematic aspects, and historical developments in an international and interdisciplinary perspective. While autobiography is usually considered to be a European tradition, special emphasis is placed on the modes of self-representation in non-Western cultures and on inter- and transcultural perspectives of the genre. The individual contributions are closely interconnected by a system of cross-references. The handbook addresses scholars of cultural and literary studies, students as well as non-academic readers.

Slave Narratives of the Underground Railroad

Slave Narratives of the Underground Railroad
Author: Christine Rudisel,Bob Blaisdell
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780486780610
Available:
Release: 2014-09-17
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Firsthand accounts of escapes from slavery in the American South include narratives by Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman as well as lesser-known travelers of the Underground Railroad.

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 (Aka Linda Brent)
Pages: 230
ISBN: 1731706294
Available:
Release: 2018-11-15
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself Edited by L Maria Child

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl  Written by Herself  Edited by L  Maria Child
Author: Harriet A. Jacobs
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1418116300
Available:
Release: 2004-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book: