Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

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Oxford University Press, 1988 - 306 páginas
Not only one of the last of over one hundred slave narratives published separately before the Civil War, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) is also one of the few existing narratives written by a woman. It offers a unique perspective on the complex plight of the black woman as slave and as writer. In a story that merges the conventions of the slave narrative with the techniques of the sentimental novel, Harriet Jacobs describes her efforts to fight off the advances of her master, her eventual liaison with another white man (the father of two of her children), and her ultimately successful struggle for freedom. Jacobs' account of her experiences, and her search for her own voice, prefigure the literary and ideological concerns of generations of African-American women writers to come.
 

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Such a personal look into the life of a slave. I loved the realistic ending of her story. Such an eye opener into what my ancestors endured. Leer comentario completo

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Jacob's autobiography shows readers the horrible and devastating institute of slavery. You can feel her righteous anger, her anguish, and her powerful will through her words. She recounts her time as ... Leer comentario completo

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CHRISTMAs FEs TIVITIEs
179
CoMPETITIon IN CUNNING
193
New DESTINATIon FoE THE CHILDREN
207
ParrañATIoxs for EscAPE
224
NoatHward Bound
237
A HoxE Found
254
THE BLAIRBEEADTH EscAPE
268
THE Confession
282
APPENDIx
304
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Valeria Smith, University of California, Los Angeles.

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