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Harriet Jacobs

A Life

Harriet Jacobs( )
Author: Yellin, Jean Fagan
ISBN:978-0-465-09289-5
Publication Date:Feb 2005
Publisher:Basic Books
Imprint:Civitas Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $22.99
Book Description:

Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl remains the most-read woman's slave narrative of all time. Jean Fagan Yellin recounts the experiences that shaped Incidents-the years Jacobs spent hiding in her grandmother's attic from her sexually abusive master-as well as illuminating the wider world into which Jacobs escaped. Yellin's ground-breaking scholarship restores a life whose sorrows and triumphs reflect the history of the nineteenth century, from slavery to the Civil...
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