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Jacobs, Harriet A. (Harriet Ann) 1813-1897

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Works: 157 works in 623 publications in 7 languages and 24,360 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  History  Personal narratives  Biographies  Sources  Records and correspondence  Slave narratives  Drama  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: E449, B
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Slave narratives by William L Andrews( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 2,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of primary source material in the form of personal narratives
Incidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herself by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

129 editions published between 1861 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""It has been painful to me, in many ways, to recall the dreary years I passed in bondage. I would gladly forget them if I could. Yet the retrospection is not altogether without solace; for with these gloomy recollections come tender memories of my good old grandmother, like light fleecy clouds floating over a dark and troubled sea."" One of the most memorable slave narratives, Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl illustrates the overarching evil and pervasive depravity of the institution of slavery. In great and painful detail, Jacobs describes her life as a Southern slave
Three narratives of slavery by Sojourner Truth( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Straightforward, yet often poetic accounts of the battle for freedom, three memoirs by courageous black women vividly chronicle their struggles in the bonds of slavery, their rebellion against degrading injustice, and their determination to attain racial equality. In Narrative of Sojourner Truth, one of the most important documents on slavery ever written, a passionate African American abolitionist and champion of women's rights tells of her life as a slave, her self-liberation, and her tireless campaign for racial and sexual equality. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is the 1861 autobiographical account of the brutality of slave life by Harriet Jacobs, who speaks frankly of her master's abuse and her eventual escape, in a tale of dauntless spirit and faith. In The History of Mary Prince, the first black woman to escape from slavery in the British colonies and publish a record of her experiences vividly recalls her life in the West Indies, her rebellion against physical and psychological degradation, and her 1828 escape in England
Incidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herself by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

27 editions published between 1858 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Linda Brent, the book's heroine and narrator, Harriet Jacobs recounts the history of her family and recalls the degradation of slavery, especially the sexual oppression she experienced as a slave woman
Incidents in the life of a slave girl by Harriet A Jacobs( )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is an unflinchingly honest account of the experiences of a female slave in nineteenth-century North Carolina
The grandmother of slaves by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

4 editions published in 1865 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incidents in the life of a slave girl : contexts, criticism by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is the first full-length narrative written by a former woman slave in America. It tells the story of Harriet Jacobs's early life as a slave in North Carolina; her fugitive years in New York, Boston, and Rochester, where she became an abolition activist; and her struggle for freedom, hard won in 1852. This text is a reprint of the 1861 first edition, with explanatory annotations and an introduction by Nellie Y. McKay and Frances Smith Foster." ""Contexts" includes contemporary responses to Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by William C. Nell and Lydia Maria Child, among others; twelve related letters and articles by Jacobs published in newspapers during the period from 1853 to 1868; and documents tracing Jacobs's life and achievements as a free woman, including her establishment of a school in Alexandria, Virginia." ""Criticism" collects eleven important assessments of the work by Jean Fagan Yellin, Ann Taves, Valerie Smith, Nellie Y. McKay, Harryette Mullen, Michelle Burnham, Nell Irvin Painter, Frances Smith Foster, Sandra Gunning, Elizabeth V. Spelman, and Christina Accomando." "A chronology and selected bibliography are also included."--Jacket
Incidentes en la vida de una esclava : (selección) by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in Spanish and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve years a slave : and other slave narratives by Solomon Northup( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deeper wrong, or, Incidents in the life of a slave girl by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

8 editions published between 1862 and 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harriet Ann Jacobs (1813-1897) was born into slavery in North Carolina, but escaped to the north to flee her owner's sexual advances. This autobiography was published under a pseudonym in 1861 to protect her family. She became involved with the Anti-Slavery Society, speaking at meetings in support of abolition. The book was aimed at middle-class white women, and stresses the impact of slavery on women's chastity, as slaves were frequently sexually exploited. She is highly critical of the nominal Christianity of the culture of the southern States. Much of the narrative deals with her efforts to regain her children, who had remained her master's property. Jacobs' first-hand account was an early publication of its type, and many found the abuse she suffered shocking and unbelievable. Jacobs became a role model for freed slaves, in taking control of her life, and helping others to adapt through education
The Harriet Jacobs family papers by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass : an American slave by Frederick Douglass( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiographical account of a childhood and youth spent in slavery by a man who became a great abolitionist and leader of anti-slavery activity
The Harriet Jacobs family papers by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection contains approximately 300 of the more than 900 primary source documents: letters and papers written by, for and about Harriet Jacobs (1813-1897) and her activist brother and daughter, and Jacobs's struggles against slavery, racism and sexism. Accompanied by a CD containing a searchable PDF file of the entire contents
Frances Langford double feature( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dixie Jamboree: A gangster on the lam uses the last Mississippi showboat to escape from St Louis
Narratives of slavery : Sojourner Truth, Harriet Jacobs, Mary Prince( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Written by herself ... Edited by L. Maria Child by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

5 editions published in 1862 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peripecias en la vida de una joven esclava : escritas por ella misma by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follies girl ; Career girl( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harriet Jacobs : a play by Lydia R Diamond( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout her career as a playwright, Lydia R. Diamond has boldly challenged assumptions about African American culture. In Harriet Jacobs, she turns one of the greatest American slave narratives, Harriet Jacob's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, into a penetrating, rousing work of theater. Jacob's story - serialized in the New York Tribune until it was deemed too graphic, and eventually published in book form in 1861 - exposed the sexual harrassment and abuse of slave girls and women at the hands of their masters. Harriet Jacobs: A Play organically incorporates theatrical elements that extend the book's enormous power. Though harrowing, Harriet Jacobs undertakes the necessary task of reenvisioning a difficult chapter in American history. -- from back cover
The Classic slave narratives by Henry Louis Gates( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Before the end of the civil war, over one hundred former slaves had written moving stories of their captivity and by 1944, when George Washington Carver published his autobiography, over six thousand ex-slaves had written what are called slave narratives. No group of slaves anywhere, in any other era, has left such prolific testimony to the horror of bondage and servitude
 
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Alternative Names
Brent Linda

Brent, Linda 1813-1897

Harriet Ann Jacobs Amerikaans verpleegster (1813-1897)

Harriet Ann Jacobs scrittrice statunitense

Harriet Jacobs

Harriet Jacobs écrivain américaine

Harriet Jacobs escritora, enfermeira e abolicionista estadounidense

Jacobs, Harriet.

Jacobs, Harriet 1813-1897

Jacobs Harriet A.

Jacobs Harriet Ann

Jacobs, Harriet Ann 1813-1897

Jacobs , Harriet Brent

Jacobs, Harriet Brent 1818-1896

Ҳарриет Ҷакобс

ג'קובס, הריט 1813-1897

דזשייקאבס, הריט 1813-1897

هریت ان جاکوب

제이콥스, 해리엇 1813-1897

제이콥스, 해리엇 앤 1813-1897

ジェイコブズ, ハリエット

ジェイコブズ, ハリエット・アン

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Incidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herselfThree narratives of slaveryIncidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herselfIncidents in the life of a slave girlIncidents in the life of a slave girl : contexts, criticismThe deeper wrong, or, Incidents in the life of a slave girlThe Harriet Jacobs family papersNarrative of the life of Frederick Douglass : an American slave