Harriet Jacobs's slave narrative is remarkable for its candid exposure of the sexual abuse suffered by slaves at the hands of their owners. Her sufferings, and... Læs mere
A haunting, evocative recounting of her life as a slave in North Carolina, and her final escape and emancipation, Jacobs' narrative, written... Læs mere
Of many slave narratives published before the Civil War, this is one of the few written by a woman. It blends and manipulates several narrative techniques, including those of sentimental novel, of autobiography, and of the classical slave narrative.
For those interested in the abolition of slavery and the Slavery Act in America, 'Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl' is an autobiography by Harriet Ann Jacobs,... Læs mere
Of many slave narratives published before the Civil War, this is one of the few to be written by a woman, thus offering a unique perspective on the plight of the black woman as slave and as writer.