Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl  EasyRead Super Large 20pt Edition  Book

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl EasyRead Super Large 20pt Edition


  • Author : Harriet A. Jacobs
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2008-11-05
  • Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages : 502
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442901445

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Book
Score: 4.5
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl


  • Author : Harriet Ann Jacobs
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1861
  • Genre: Slaves
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:32044087358669

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Book
Score: 4
From 37 Ratings

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl


  • Author : Harriet Ann Jacobs
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2018-05-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN 10 : 9783732695515

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Reproduction of the original: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs

Harriet Jacobs and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Harriet Jacobs and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl


  • Author : Harriet A. Jacobs
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1996-02-23
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 0521497795

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Harriet Jacobs and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Excerpt :

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  Written by Herself  Annotated  Book
Score: 4
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INCIDENTS in the LIFE of a SLAVE GIRL Written by Herself Annotated


  • Author : Harriet Jacobs
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-04-18
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 9798740054193

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

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)

Twelve Years a Slave  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Book

Twelve Years a Slave Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl


  • Author : Solomon Northup
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2016-04-06
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 1530904676

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EXCEPTIONAL EDITION This unique book contains two exceptional slave narratives: Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs. Twelve Years a Slave (1853) is a memoir and slave narrative by Solomon Northup (1808-1863?). Northup, a black man who was born free in New York state, details his being tricked to go to Washington, D.C., where he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Deep South. After having been kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana by various masters, Northup was able to write to friends and family in New York, who in turn secured his release with the aid of the state. Northup's captivating and terrifying narrative provides extensive details on the slave markets in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans, and describes at length cotton and sugar cultivation and slave treatment on major plantations in Louisiana. This work published soon after Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" (1852), to which it lent factual support, was an instant bestseller in its own right. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) is an autobiography by a young mother and fugitive slave, Harriet Ann Jacobs, who used the pen name 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 . 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. These outstanding stories are must-read of American litterature.

The Harriet Jacobs Family Papers Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Harriet Jacobs Family Papers


  • Author : Jean Fagan Yellin
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2015-12-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781469625799

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Although millions of African American women were held in bondage over the 250 years that slavery was legal in the United States, Harriet Jacobs (1813-97) is the only one known to have left papers testifying to her life. Her autobiography, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, holds a central place in the canon of American literature as the most important slave narrative by an African American woman. Born in Edenton, North Carolina, Jacobs escaped from her owner in her mid-twenties and hid in the cramped attic crawlspace of her grandmother's house for seven years before making her way north as a fugitive slave. In Rochester, New York, she became an active abolitionist, working with all of the major abolitionists, feminists, and literary figures of her day, including Frederick Douglass, Lydia Maria Child, Amy Post, William Lloyd Garrison, Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Fanny Fern, William C. Nell, Charlotte Forten Grimke, and Nathan Parker Willis. Jean Fagan Yellin has devoted much of her professional life to illuminating the remarkable life of Harriet Jacobs. Over three decades of painstaking research, Yellin has discovered more than 900 primary source documents, approximately 300 of which are now collected in two volumes. These letters and papers written by, for, and about Jacobs and her activist brother and daughter provide for the thousands of readers of Incidents--from scholars to schoolchildren--access to the rich historical context of Jacobs's struggles against slavery, racism, and sexism beyond what she reveals in her pseudonymous narrative. Accompanied by a CD containing a searchable PDF file of the entire contents, this collection is a crucial launching point for future scholarship on Jacobs's life and times.

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

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


  • Author : Harriet Ann Jacobs
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2014-02-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN 10 : 9781304859594

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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

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

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


  • Author : Harriet Ann Jacobs
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2016-05-03
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : 1533076219

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

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 & Eldridg

The Portable Frederick Douglass Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

The Portable Frederick Douglass


  • Author : Frederick Douglass
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-09-27
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101992265

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A new collection of the seminal writings and speeches of a legendary writer, orator, and civil rights leader This compact volume offers a full course on the remarkable, diverse career of Frederick Douglass, letting us hear once more a necessary historical figure whose guiding voice is needed now as urgently as ever. Edited by renowned scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Pulitzer Prize–nominated historian John Stauffer, The Portable Frederick Douglass includes the full range of Douglass’s works: the complete Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, as well as extracts from My Bondage and My Freedom and Life and Times of Frederick Douglass; The Heroic Slave, one of the first works of African American fiction; the brilliant speeches that launched his political career and that constitute the greatest oratory of the Civil War era; and his journalism, which ranges from cultural and political critique (including his early support for women’s equality) to law, history, philosophy, literature, art, and international affairs, including a never-before-published essay on Haitian revolutionary Toussaint L’Ouverture. The Portable Frederick Douglass is the latest addition in a series of African American classics curated by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. First published in 2008, the series reflects a selection of great works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by African and African American authors introduced and annotated by leading scholars and acclaimed writers in new or updated editions for Penguin Classics. In his series essay, “What Is an African American Classic?” Gates provides a broader view of the canon of classics of African American literature available from Penguin Classics and beyond. Gates writes, “These texts reveal the human universal through the African American particular: all true art, all classics do this; this is what ‘art’ is, a revelation of that which makes each of us sublimely human, rendered in the minute details of the actions and thoughts

Kindred Book
Score: 4
From 166 Ratings

Kindred


  • Author : Octavia E. Butler
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2004-02-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807083703

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Parable of the Sower and MacArthur “Genius” Grant, Nebula, and Hugo award winner The visionary time-travel classic whose Black female hero is pulled through time to face the horrors of American slavery and explores the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now. “I lost an arm on my last trip home. My left arm.” Dana’s torment begins when she suddenly vanishes on her 26th birthday from California, 1976, and is dragged through time to antebellum Maryland to rescue a boy named Rufus, heir to a slaveowner’s plantation. She soon realizes the purpose of her summons to the past: protect Rufus to ensure his assault of her Black ancestor so that she may one day be born. As she endures the traumas of slavery and the soul-crushing normalization of savagery, Dana fights to keep her autonomy and return to the present. Blazing the trail for neo-slavery narratives like Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad and Ta-Nehisi Coates’s The Water Dancer, Butler takes one of speculative fiction’s oldest tropes and infuses it with lasting depth and power. Dana not only experiences the cruelties of slavery on her skin but also grimly learns to accept it as a condition of her own existence in the present. “Where stories about American slavery are often gratuitous, reducing its horror to explicit violence and brutality, Kindred is controlled and precise” (New York Times). “Reading Octavia Butler taught me to dream big, and I think it’s absolutely necessary that everybody have that freedom and that willingness to dream.” —N. K. Jemisin The series adaption from FX premieres December 13 on Hulu. Developed for television by writer/executive producer Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Watchmen), executive producers also include Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields (The Americans, The Patient), and Darren Aronofsky (The Whale). Janicza Bravo (Zola) is director and an executive producer of the pilot. Kindred stars Mallor

Ghost Light Book

Ghost Light


  • Author : Frank Rich
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2002-04-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588361394

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There is a superstition that if an emptied theater is ever left completely dark, a ghost will take up residence. To prevent this, a single "ghost light" is left burning at center stage after the audience and all of the actors and musicians have gone home. Frank Rich's eloquent and moving boyhood memoir reveals how theater itself became a ghost light and a beacon of security for a child finding his way in a tumultuous world. Rich grew up in the small-townish Washington, D.C., of the 1950s and early '60s, a place where conformity seemed the key to happiness for a young boy who always felt different. When Rich was seven years old, his parents separated--at a time when divorce was still tantamount to scandal--and thereafter he and his younger sister were labeled "children from a broken home." Bouncing from school to school and increasingly lonely, Rich became terrified of the dark and the uncertainty of his future. But there was one thing in his life that made him sublimely happy: the Broadway theater. Rich's parents were avid theatergoers, and in happier times they would listen to the brand-new recordings of South Pacific, Damn Yankees, and The Pajama Game over and over in their living room. When his mother's remarriage brought about turbulent changes, Rich took refuge in these same records, re-creating the shows in his imagination, scene by scene. He started collecting Playbills, studied fanatically the theater listings in The New York Times and Variety, and cut out ads to create his own miniature marquees. He never imagined that one day he would be the Times's chief theater critic. Eventually Rich found a second home at Wash-ington's National Theatre, where as a teenager he was a ticket-taker and was introduced not only to the backstage magic he had dreamed of for so long but to a real-life cast of charismatic and eccentric players who would become his mentors and friends. With humor and eloquence, Rich tells the triumphant story of how the aspirations of a stagestru

Say Her Name Book
Score: 4.5
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Say Her Name


  • Author : Zetta Elliott
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2020-01-04
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781368053891

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Inspired by the #SayHerName campaign launched by the African American Policy Forum, these poems pay tribute to victims of police brutality as well as the activists insisting that Black Lives Matter. Elliott engages poets from the past two centuries to create a chorus of voices celebrating the creativity, resilience, and courage of Black women and girls. This collection features forty-nine powerful poems, four of which are tribute poems inspired by the works of Lucille Clifton, Audre Lorde, Nikki Giovanni, and Phillis Wheatley. This provocative collection will move every reader to reflect, respond-and act.

Harriet Jacobs Book

Harriet Jacobs


  • Author : Jean Yellin
  • Publisher : Civitas Books
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015059960958

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Harriet Jacobs Excerpt :

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."

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and The Anti Slavery Alphabet Book

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and The Anti Slavery Alphabet


  • Author : Harriet Jacobs
  • Publisher : Seawolf Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-22
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 1952433487

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and The Anti Slavery Alphabet Excerpt :

A nice illustrated edition of this classic, powerful autobiography about slavery in the nineteenth century in America. Also includes The Anti-Slavery Alphabet. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, is an autobiography by Harriet Jacobs, a mother and fugitive slave, published in 1861 by L. Maria Child, who edited the book for its author. Jacobs used the pseudonym Linda Brent. The book documents Jacobs's life as a slave and how she gained freedom for herself and for her children. She explores the struggles and sexual abuse that female slaves faced as well as their efforts to practice motherhood and protect their children when their children might be sold away. In the book, Jacobs addresses white Northern women who fail to 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. The Anti-Slavery Alphabet Also included in this book is The Anti-Slavery Alphabet written by Hannah and Mary Townsend to help educate children about the evils of slavery.