Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Harriet Ann Jacobs
Date published: 2020
First published: 1861
Pages: 266
Sets: 1
Total copies: 15


This powerful and unflinching memoir by young mother and fugitive slave, Harriet Ann Jacobs (1813 -1897), remains among the few remaining slave narratives written by a woman. The book was published in 1861 after Jacobs’ harrowing escape from a wicked and predatory master, under the pseudonym Linda Brent since having her true identity revealed would have jeopardized her freedom under the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.