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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Harriet Jacobs

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl By Harriet Jacobs

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs


Summary

Of many slave narratives published before the Civil War, this is one of the few to be written by a woman, thus offering a unique perspective on the plight of the black woman as slave and as writer.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Summary

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs

Published in 1861, this book is one of the last of many slave narratives published before the Civil War; it is also one of the few existing narratives written by a woman. As such it offers a unique perspective on the complex plight of the black woman as slave and as writer. Merging 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 her two children, and her ultimately successful struggle for freedom.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Reviews

A viable alternative to male save narratives. The specific problems faced by female slaves are clearly portrayed. * Ray Doyle, West Chester Univ. *

Additional information

CIN0195052439G
9780195052435
0195052439
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs
Used - Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press Inc
1988-07-28
352
N/A
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