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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Hero Classics


256 Pages, 5.08 x 7.8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: October 2021

ISBN 9781800315396

Rights: US, CA, AU & NZ

Legend Times Group (Oct 2021)

Price: $14.95


First published in 1861 under a pseudonym, this is the autobiography of Harriet Jacobs, a mother, fugitive and slave. The book outlines her life, the struggles she faced as a female slave as well as the hardship she endured to protect her children and the fear of them being sold. As well as a precious historical document, it is also a timeless exploration of issues of race, gender and the struggle for freedom.

Author Biography

Harriet Jacobs (1813 or 1815 - 1897) was an African American writer. Born into slavery in Edenton, North Carolina, she was sexually harassed by her master. When he threatened to sell her children, she hid in a tiny crawlspace under the roof of her grandmother's house, where she wasn't even able to stand. After staying there for seven years, she finally managed to escape to New York. Her autobiography, published in 1861, is now considered an American classic.