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

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Works: 136 works in 482 publications in 9 languages and 22,386 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Personal narratives  Sources  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Drama  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E449, B
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Slave narratives( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,068 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
Incidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herself by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

119 editions published between 1861 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This autobiographical account by a former slave is one of the few extant narratives written by a woman. Written and published in 1861, it delivers a powerful portrayal of the brutality of slave life. Jacobs speaks frankly of her master's abuse and her eventual escape, in a tale of dauntless spirit and faith
The grandmother of slaves by Harriet A Jacobs( )

3 editions published in 1865 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three narratives of slavery by Sojourner Truth( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Deeper Wrong Or, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet A Jacobs( )

4 editions published between 1862 and 2011 in English and held by 27 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
Sklavenmädchen : die Geschichte meiner Befreiung by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 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
Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass( Book )

5 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 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
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
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

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

Incidentes da vida de uma escrava contados por ela mesma by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in Portuguese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 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

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

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

 
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Alternative Names
Brent Linda

Brent, Linda 1813-1897

Jacobs, Harriet.

Jacobs, Harriet 1813-1897

Jacobs, Harriet A.

Jacobs , Harriet Ann

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

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Incidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herselfThree narratives of slaveryThe Deeper Wrong Or, Incidents in the Life of a Slave GirlIncidents in the life of a slave girlNarrative of the life of Frederick DouglassThe Harriet Jacobs family papersNarratives of slavery : Sojourner Truth, Harriet Jacobs, Mary PrinceThe Harriet Jacobs family papers