Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

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Published in 1861, this book is one of the last of many slave narratives published before the Civil War; it is also one of the few existing narratives written by a woman. As such it offers a unique perspective on the complex plight of the black woman as slave and as writer. Merging the conventions of the slave narrative with the techniques of the sentimental novel, Harriet Jacobs describes her efforts to fight off the advances of her master, her eventual liaison with another white man, the father of her two children, and her ultimately successful struggle for freedom.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 142 x 218 x 28mm | 580.6g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0195052439
  • 9780195052435

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A viable alternative to male save narratives. The specific problems faced by female slaves are clearly portrayed. * Ray Doyle, West Chester Univ. *
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