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Yellin, Jean Fagan

Overview
Works: 42 works in 162 publications in 2 languages and 11,261 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Biography  Autobiographies  History  Didactic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Sources  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Commentator for written text
Classifications: PS2954, 813.3
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Most widely held works by Jean Fagan Yellin
Incidents in the life of a slave girl : written by herself by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

31 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 2,276 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
Uncle Tom's cabin, or, Life among the lowly by Harriet Beecher Stowe( )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 2,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncle Tom's Cabin charts the progress from slavery to freedom of fugitives who escape the chains of slavery, and of a martyr who transcends all earthly ties. This edition firmly locates the novel within the context of African-American writing, the issues of race, and the role of women. Its appendices include the most important contemporary African-American literary responses to the glorification of Uncle Tom's Christian resignation as well as excerpts from popular slave narratives, quoted by Stowe in her justification of the dramatization of slavery, Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin
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."
The Abolitionist sisterhood : women's political culture in Antebellum America by Jean Fagan Yellin( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 1,059 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 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Women and Sisters" tells the story of the abolitionist leaders who were also feminists, joined in a double crusade to liberate women and slaves. Jean Fagan Yellin employs a subtle semiotic analysis of the texts and graphic images that carried the messages of these feminist abolitionists successfully -- until their icons were taken over and subverted by the patriarchal elite. -- From publisher's description
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 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 490 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 151 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
Incidents in the life of a slave girl by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authentic autobiographical account of slave life in the South from the 1820s to the 1840s. To escape sexual exploitation by her master, Brent ran away and hid in an attic crawl space that became her home for seven years of unbelievable physical hardship
The Negro in pre-Civil War literature by Jean Fagan Yellin( Book )

7 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intricate knot by Jean Fagan Yellin( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English 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

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

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

Viṭutalaiyin̲ nir̲am by Harriet A Jacobs( Book )

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

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

1 edition published in 2008 in English 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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Uncle Tom's cabin, or, Life among the lowlyHarriet Jacobs : a lifeThe Abolitionist sisterhood : women's political culture in Antebellum AmericaThe 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 playIncidents in the life of a slave girlThe Harriet Jacobs family papers
Alternative Names
Jean Fagan Yellin American historian

Jean Fagan Yellin Amerikaans historica

Languages
English (135)

Tamil (1)