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

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Works: 151 works in 299 publications in 6 languages and 13,548 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Sources  Autobiographies  Personal narratives  Records and correspondence  Biographies  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Slave narratives 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: E449, B
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Slave narratives by William L Andrews( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No literary genre speaks as directly and as eloquently to the brutal contradictions in American history as the slave narrative. The works collected in this volume present unflinching portrayals of the cruelty and degradation of slavery while testifying to the African-American struggle for freedom and dignity. They demonstrate the power of the written word to affirm a person's -- and a people's -- humanity in a society poisoned by racism. Slave Narratives shows how a diverse group of writers challenged the conscience of a nation and, through their expression of anger, pain, sorrow, and courage, laid the foundations of the African-American literary tradition. This volume collects ten works published between 1772 and 1864: Two narratives by James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw (1772) and Olaudah Equiano (1789) recount how they were taken from Africa as children and brought across the Atlantic to British North America; The Confessions of Nat Turner (1831) provides unique insight into the man who led the deadliest slave uprising in American history; The widely read narratives by the fugitive slaves Frederick Douglass (1845), William Wells Brown (1847), and Henry Bibb (1849) strengthened the abolitionist cause by exposing the hypocrisies inherent in a slaveholding society ostensibly dedicated to liberty and Christian morality; The Narrative of Sojourner Truth (1850) describes slavery in the North while expressing the eloquent fervor of a dedicated woman; Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom (1860) tells the story of William and Ellen Craft's subversive and ingenious escape from Georgia to Philadelphia; Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) is Harriet Jacobs's complex and moving story of her prolonged resistance to sexual and racial oppression; and the narrative of the "trickster" Jacob Green (1864) presents a disturbing story full of wild humor and intense cruelty. Together, these works fuse memory, advocacy, and defiance into a searing collective portrait of American life before emancipation. Slave Narratives contains a chronology of events in the history of slavery, as well as biographical and explanatory notes and an essay on the texts."--Publisher's description
Three narratives of slavery by Sojourner Truth( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herself by Linda Brent( Book )

38 editions published between 1862 and 2016 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of an individual's struggle for self-identity, self-preservation, and freedom, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl remains among the few extant slave narratives written by a woman. This autobiographical account chronicles the remarkable odyssey of Harriet Jacobs (1813{u2013}1897) whose dauntless spirit and faith carried her from a life of servitude and degradation in North Carolina to liberty and reunion with her children in the North. Written and published in 1861 after Jacobs' harrowing escape from a vile and predatory master, the memoir delivers a powerful and unflinching portrayal of the abuses and hypocrisy of the master-slave relationship. Jacobs writes frankly of the horrors she suffered as a slave, her eventual escape after several unsuccessful attempts, and her seven years in self-imposed exile, hiding in a coffin-like "garret" attached to her grandmother's porch. A rare firsthand account of a courageous woman's determination and endurance, this inspirational story also represents a valuable historical record of the continuing battle for freedom and the preservation of family
Incidents dans la vie d'une jeune esclave by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grandmother of slaves by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

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

Incidents in the life of a slave girl by Harriet A Jacobs( Recording )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biography of a slave girl in the American South. Harriet Ann Jacobs lived from 1813 to 1897, and this is her story
Incidentes en la vida de una esclava : (selección) by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in Spanish and English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve years a slave and other slave narratives( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vita di una ragazza schiava raccontata da lei medesima by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Harriet Jacobs family papers by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Harriet Jacobs family papers by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 6 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 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Career girl: an aspiring actress from Kansas City heads off to New York to try to fulfill her dreams
Gennēthēka sklava : epeisodia apo tē zōē mias sklavas grammena apo tēn idia by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Greek, Modern 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 Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

The Harriet Jacobs family papers by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 4 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

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

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS. 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
Incidents in the life of the slave girl by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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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Slave narratives
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

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

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ג'קובס, הריט 1813-1897

דזשייקאבס, הריט 1813-1897

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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Three narratives of slaveryIncidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herselfIncidents in the life of a slave girlThe Harriet Jacobs family papersThe Harriet Jacobs family papersNarratives of slavery : Sojourner Truth, Harriet Jacobs, Mary PrinceThe Harriet Jacobs family papersHarriet Jacobs : a play