Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself
by Harriet Jacobs (1813-1897)
Harriet Jacobs’ autobiography, written under the pseudonym Linda Brent, details her experiences as a slave in North Carolina, her escape to freedom in the north, and her ensuing struggles to free her children. The narrative was partly serialized in the New York Tribune, but was discontinued because Jacobs’ depictions of the sexual abuse of female slaves were considered too shocking. It was published in book form in 1861. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett).
|Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl|
Frontispiece of the first edition
|Author||Harriet Ann Jacobs|
|Publisher||Thayer & Eldridge|