Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

  • by Harriet Jacobs
  • Narrated by Lisa Reneé Pitts
  • 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Published in 1861, Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is an autobiographical account of the author's experiences as a slave in 19th-century North Carolina, from her relatively happy childhood to the brutality she experienced as a teenager and young woman to her eventual escape to the North. One of the few slave narratives written by a woman, Jacobs's work deals frankly with the horrors of slavery, shedding light on the abuses female slaves in particular often endured at the hands of their masters. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is a gripping, unflinchingly honest account of slavery, one that stands as an important counterpoint to male slave narratives by such authors as Frederick Douglass.

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excellent rrad

A valuable insight into the life of one slave and her children trying to achieve freedom from the South
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-06-2011
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio