Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet A. Jacobs; A True Tale of Slavery, by John S. Jacobs

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet A. Jacobs; A True Tale of Slavery, by John S. Jacobs by Hendrick, George; Hendrick, Willene, 9781881089650
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  • ISBN: 9781881089650 | 1881089657
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/3/1999

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These two slave narratives expand our knowledge of the differing ways males and females coped with enslavement and later ordeals in flight. This popularly-priced anthology contains the often taught Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs and the recently discovered A True Tale of Slavery by John S. Jacobs, her younger brother, now reprinted for the first time. After Harriet's owner, a physician, repeatedly abused her, she escaped his sexual advances for a time by entering into a relationship with a local attorney. Her owner continued to harass her, and she sought refuge in a crawlspace where she lived in hiding. After her escape to the North, she published her narrative. John S. Jacobs "walked away" as he put it, from his owner, a congressman. He sailed on a whaling ship and educated himself. He then became a paid agent of the Anti-Slavery Society, made a lecturing trip with Frederick Douglass, and finally settled in London, where he remained until it was safe for a fugitive to return to the North. He wrote his story for a London Sunday school journal where it was published in 1861.

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