Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself - Modern Library Torch Bearers

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Publisher's Synopsis

"I was born a slave; but I never knew it till six years of happy childhood had passed away." In clear and unshrinking prose, Harriet Jacobs-writing under the pseudonym of "Linda Brent"-relates the story of her girlhood and adolescence as a slave in North Carolina and her eventual escape: a bildungsroman set in the complex terrain of a chauvinist, white-supremacist society. Resolutely addressing women readers, rather than men, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl sought to make white women understand the ways that the threat of sexual violence shaped the lives of enslaved black women and children.

Book information

ISBN: 9780593230367
Publisher: Modern Library, an imprint of Random House
Imprint: Modern Library
Pub date:
Edition: Modern Library trade paperback edition
DEWEY: 306.362092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xii, 283
Weight: 228g
Height: 202mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 20mm