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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

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The true story of an individual's struggle for self-identity, self-preservation, and freedom, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl remains among the few extant slave narratives written by a woman. This autobiographical account chronicles the remarkable odyssey of Harriet Jacobs (1813–1897) whose dauntless spirit and faith carried her from a life of servitude and degradation in North Carolina to liberty and reunion with her children in the North.
Written and published in 1861 after Jacobs' harrowing escape from a vile and predatory master, the memoir delivers a powerful and unflinching portrayal of the abuses and hypocrisy of the master-slave relationship. Jacobs writes frankly of the horrors she suffered as a slave, her eventual escape after several unsuccessful attempts, and her seven years in self-imposed exile, hiding in a coffin-like "garret" attached to her grandmother's porch.
A rare firsthand account of a courageous woman's determination and endurance, this inspirational story also represents a valuable historical record of the continuing battle for freedom and the preservation of family.

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In Rememberance

Reading this book took me on a journey that often felt as if I were reading a novel. As a forty-eight year old black man, my eyes welled up with tears, as I came to grips with the actual sufferings of my on Great-Grands and the very rich heritage they left me. I am grateful to be a black man who can look back and honor those who endured pure evil for those who would come long after them. I vow to honor those who never tasted freedom while living. YOU ALL ARE MY HEROS...

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Published: Mar 06, 2012
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Seller: INscribe Digital
  • Print Length: 176 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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