The real tale of an individual's fight for self-identity, self-preservation, and freedom, Incidents within the lifetime of a Slave Girl continues to be one of the few extant slave narratives written via a lady. This autobiographical account chronicles the extraordinary odyssey of Harriet Jacobs (1813–1897) whose dauntless spirit and religion carried her from a lifetime of servitude and degradation in North Carolina to liberty and reunion along with her youngsters within the North.
Written and released in 1861 after Jacobs' harrowing get away from a vile and predatory grasp, the memoir can provide a robust and unflinching portrayal of the abuses and hypocrisy of the master-slave dating. Jacobs writes frankly of the horrors she suffered as a slave, her eventual break out after numerous unsuccessful makes an attempt, and her seven years in self-imposed exile, hiding in a coffin-like "garret" hooked up to her grandmother's porch.
A infrequent firsthand account of a brave woman's selection and persistence, this inspirational tale additionally represents a worthwhile old checklist of the ongoing conflict for freedom and the protection of family.
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