Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself by Harriet Jacobs

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself

Harriet Jacobs

nonfiction classics gender history memoir race dark emotional sad medium-paced

371 pages | first published 1861

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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 rema...
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