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Yellin, Jean Fagan

Overview
Works: 38 works in 144 publications in 2 languages and 10,185 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Political fiction  History  Autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Didactic fiction  Sources  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS2954, 813.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jean Fagan Yellin
Harriet Jacobs : a life by Jean Fagan Yellin( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a detailed study of the life of the nineteenth-century writer, covering her life under slavery, as a fugitive slave, and in the post-Civil War years, and her writing of the slave narrative "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl."
Uncle Tom's cabin, or, Life among the lowly by Harriet Beecher Stowe( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1,718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eliza Harris, a slave whose child is to be sold, escapes her beloved home on the Shelby plantation in Kentucky and heads North, eludes the hired slave catchers and is aided by the undeground railroad. Another slave, Uncle Tom, is sent "down the river" for sale and ultimately endures a martyr's death under the whips of Simon Legree's overseers
Incidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herself by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 1,660 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
The intricate knot: Black figures in American literature, 1776-1863 by Jean Fagan Yellin( Book )

11 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with Thomas Jefferson's view of the black man as a victim in his "Notes on Virginia," this book studies the characterization of the Negro in pre-Civil War fiction (1776-1863). Traced are the stereotypes of the black in plantation fiction by George Tucker, James Paulding, John Kennedy, and Gilmore Simms--all of whom used the image of Negro inferiority in support of slavery. Analyzed next are the abolitionist novels of Richard Hildreth, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and William Wells Brown which place the Negro at the center of the novel. Also examined are the ironic narratives of fugitive slaves such as Josiah Henson, Lewis and Milton Clarke, and Frederick Douglass. After a discussion of the black insurrection, based on "The Confessions of Nat Turner," the book concludes with a study of Herman Melville's "Benito Cereno," demonstrating that the stock images of the Negro in fiction presented by Melville are without foundation. (Hod)
Women & sisters : the antislavery feminists in American culture by Jean Fagan Yellin( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Abolitionist sisterhood : women's political culture in Antebellum America( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herself by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This enlarged edition of the most significant and celebrated slave narrative now completes the Jacobs family saga, surely one of the most memorable in American history. John S. Jacobs's short slave narrative, "A True Tale of Slavery," published in London in 1861, adds a brother's perspective to Harriet Jacobs's own autobiography. It is an exciting addition to this now classic work, as John S. Jacobs presents additional historical information about the family life so well described by his sister. It portrays the people, places, and events Harriet Jacobs wrote about from the different perspective of a male narrator. Once more, Jean Yellin, who discovered this long-lost document, supplies annotation and authentication. She has also brought her Introduction up to date."--Jacket
The pen is ours : a listing of writings by and about African-American women before 1910 with secondary bibliography to the present by Jean Fagan Yellin( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harriet Jacob's life exemplifies the history of her people throughout the nineteenth century. The Harriet Jacobs Family Papers, composed of writings by Jacobs, her brother John S. Jacobs, and her daughter Louisa Matilda Jacobs, writings to them, and private and public writings about them, presents a unique angle of vision. Fueled by the conflict between the impluse of liberty inspiring American life and the institution of chattel slavery blighting that life, the papers collected here off new perspectives on nineteenth-century struggles against slavery, racism, and sexism. The Harriet Jacobs Family Papers is designed as a lasting contribution to the ongoing study of the ways in which these national struggles and the social conditions that gave rise to them have shaped our culture and continue to shape our lives
Harriet Jacobs : a play by Lydia R Diamond( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 147 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 Negro in pre-Civil War literature by Jean Fagan Yellin( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intricate knot by Jean Fagan Yellin( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NYC--readings in history, literature, and culture( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criticisms of American culture : a reader( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by herself : Harriet Jacobs' slave narrative by Jean Fagan Yellin( )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margret Howth : a story of to-day by Rebecca Harding Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harriet Jacobs : a life by Jean Fagan Yellin( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[In this book, the author] recounts a harrowing existence. In this biography, [she] offer[s] picture of the world that inspired Incidents - a world where even after her escape north, Jacobs was harassed by her former owner and living under threat of recapture. Still, determined to "try and be useful in some way," she would not only go on to see her story's publication, but return south during the Civil War to establish a school for black refugees behind Union lines - all the while working to provide for her family. [This book] is not only the culmination of decades of groundbreaking scholarship, but a brilliant restoration of a representative life - one whose sorrows and triumphs reflect the history of the nineteenth century, from slavery to the Civil War to Reconstruction and beyond.-Dust jacket
Viṭutalaiyin̲ nir̲am by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Tamil and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Uncle Tom's cabin, or, Life among the lowly
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Jean Fagan Yellin American historian

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English (122)

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Uncle Tom's cabin, or, Life among the lowlyIncidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herselfThe Abolitionist sisterhood : women's political culture in Antebellum AmericaIncidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herselfThe pen is ours : a listing of writings by and about African-American women before 1910 with secondary bibliography to the presentThe Harriet Jacobs family papersHarriet Jacobs : a playThe Harriet Jacobs family papers