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

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Works: 139 works in 471 publications in 6 languages and 23,463 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Personal narratives  Sources  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography‡vDictionaries  Dictionaries  Drama  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Classifications: E449, B
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Slave narratives ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,070 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 )
101 editions published between 1861 and 2014 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Here is one of the few slave narratives written by a women. Slavery is a terrible thing, but it is far more terrible and harrowing for women than for men. Harriet Jacobs was owned by a brutal master who beat his slaves regularly and subjected them to indignations that were far worse. Jacobs eventually escaped her master and moved to a northern state. Though she was unable to take her children with her at the time they were later reunited. Read her powerful and compelling story
The grandmother of slaves by Harriet A Jacobs ( )
3 editions published in 1865 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three narratives of slavery by Sojourner Truth ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Incidents dans la vie d'une jeune esclave by Harriet A Jacobs ( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The deeper wrong, or, Incidents in the life of a slave girl by Harriet A Jacobs ( Book )
3 editions published between 1862 and 2010 in English and held by 16 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 a slave girl : contexts, criticism by Harriet A Jacobs ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 14 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) : texto bilingüe by Harriet A Jacobs ( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in Spanish and English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Incidents in the life of a slave girl by Harriet A Jacobs ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 9 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
The house of bondage, or, Charlotte Brooks and other slaves by Octavia V. Rogers Albert ( )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Setting out to correct the inadequacies of many written accounts of slavery, teacher and social activist Octavia Albert added her own incisive commentary to the personal narratives of former slaves, and called for every Christian's personal acceptance of responsibility for slavery's legacies and lessons
Vita di una ragazza schiava raccontata da lei medesima by Harriet A Jacobs ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Harriet Jacobs family papers by Harriet A Jacobs ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 7 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
Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave by Frederick Douglass ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 7 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 )
2 editions published in 2008 in English 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
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
Aru dorei shojo ni okotta dekigoto by Harriet A Jacobs ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese 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 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
African American literature : a brief introduction and anthology by Al Young ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Incidents in the life of a slave girl notes by Harriet A Jacobs ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Brent Jacobs, Harriet
Brent Linda
Brent, Linda 1813-1897
Jacobs, Harriet.
Jacobs, Harriet 1813-1897
Jacobs, Harriet A.
Jacobs , Harriet Ann
Jacobs, Harriet B.
Jacobs , Harriet Brent
Jacobs, Harriet Brent 1818-1896
ג'קובס, הריט 1813-1897
דזשייקאבס, הריט 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
Languages
English (329)
French (4)
Spanish (3)
Japanese (2)
Italian (2)
Greek, Modern (1)
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