Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

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ISBN10: 1605206326 ISBN13: 9781605206325 Contributors: Jacobs, Harriet A. Publisher: Cosimo Inc Published: Aug 30 2009 Pages: 167 Weight: 0.50lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.50" Language: English

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"Slavery is terrible for men, but it is far more terrible for women," Harriet Jacobs states plainly in this riveting account of her life as a slave, and then sets out to recount, in chilling detail, the particular horrors for women caught in that terrible snare. Published in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent, *Incidents* was the first account of slavery to explore the sexual abuse female slaves endured... in Jacobs' case, a catalog of harassment she suffered while working in the home of a doctor known to have sold children he'd fathered with slave women. Long believed to have been written by a white author as a fictional novel, *Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl* rings with a ghastly truth that still has the power to haunt modern readers.

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