Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is a book that was published in 1861 by Harriet Jacobs, using the pen name "Linda Brent". While on one level it chronicles the experiences of Harriet Jacobs as a slave, and the various humiliations she had to endure in that unhappy state, it also deals with the particular tortures visited on women at her station. Often in the book, she will point to a particular punishment that a male slave will endure at the hands of slave holders, and comment that, although she finds the punishment brutal in the extreme, it cannot compare to the abuse that a young woman must face while still on the cusp of girlhood.

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The 622nd greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 11th on The Best Southern Nonfiction of All Time (Oxford American)

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