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Author Jacobs, Harriet A. (Harriet Ann), 1813-1897.

Title Incidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herself / Harriet A. Jacobs ; edited by L. Maria Child. Now with A true tale of slavery / by John S. Jacobs ; edited and with an introduction by Jean Fagan Yellin.

Published Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  973.7115092 JACO    AVAILABLE
Edition Enl. ed.
Physical description lxii, 433 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 21 cm.
Series The John Harvard Library.
John Harvard library.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl -- Preface by the Author 1 -- Introduction by the Editor 3 -- I Childhood 5 -- II New Master and Mistress 10 -- III Slaves' New Year's Day 17 -- IV Slave Who Dared to Feel like a Man 20 -- V Trials of Girlhood 33 -- VI Jealous Mistress 38 -- VII Lover 46 -- VIII What Slaves Are Taught to Think of the North 54 -- IX Sketches of Neighboring Slaveholders 58 -- X A Perilous Passage in the Slave Girl's Life 68 -- XI New Tie to Life 75 -- XII Fear of Insurrection 81 -- XIII Church and Slavery 88 -- XIV Another Link to Life 98 -- XV Continued Persecutions 103 -- XVI Scenes at the Plantation 111 -- XVII Flight 122 -- XVIII Months of Peril 126 -- XIX Children Sold 135 -- XX New Perils 141 -- XXI Loophole of Retreat 146 -- XXII Christmas Festivities 151 -- XXIII Still in Prison 154 -- XXIV Candidate for Congress 159 -- XXV Competition in Cunning 163 -- XXVI Important Era in My Brother's Life 169 -- XXVII New Destination for the Children 175 -- XXVIII Aunt Nancy 183 -- XXIX Preparations for Escape 189 -- XXX Northward Bound 200 -- XXXI Incidents in Philadelphia 204 -- XXXII Meeting of Mother and Daughter 210 -- XXXIII A Home Found 215 -- XXXIV Old Enemy Again 219 -- XXXV Prejudice against Color 224 -- XXXVI Hairbreadth Escape 228 -- XXXVII A Visit to England 234 -- XXXVIII Renewed Invitations to Go South 238 -- XXXIXe Confession 241 -- XL Fugitive Slave Law 244 -- XLI Free at Last 251 -- Appendix 261 -- A True Tale of Slavery -- I Some Account of My Early Life 265 -- II A Further Account of My Family 267 -- III My Uncle's Troubles 271 -- IV My New Master's Plantation 275 -- V My Master Goes to Washington 27S -- VI Sensations of Freedom 282 -- VII Cruel Treatment of Slaves 286.
Summary "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."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Child, Lydia Maria, 1802-1880.
Yellin, Jean Fagan.
Jacobs, John S., 1815-1875. True tale of slavery.
Subject Jacobs, Harriet A. (Harriet Ann), 1813-1897.
Slaves -- United States -- Biography.
Women slaves -- United States -- Biography.
Slaves -- United States -- Social conditions.
ISBN 9780674035836 (alk. paper)
0674035836 (alk. paper)