Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

By Harriet Jacobs

Dover Publications, Paperback, 9780486419312, 176pp.

Publication Date: November 9, 2001

Description
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.