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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Label
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Title
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tormented by her master, a young mother plots a daring escape, in this courageous and captivating slave narrative When her mother dies, six-year-old slave girl Linda Brent is sent to the big house, where she grows up serving a gentle mistress who teaches her to read and write. But the mistress's death brings about a sudden and terrible change in Linda's fortunes. Her lecherous new master torments Linda mercilessly, making her life a living hell. Unable to join her two young children in their escape to the North, Linda hides in the attic above her grandmother's house. For seven years, she waits for the opportunity to flee North Carolina and reunite with her son and daughter in the land of freedom. But when the chance finally comes, Linda discovers she has yet more pain to endure. Based on the true story of Harriet Jacobs's escape from the South, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is one of American literature's most powerful indictments of the evils of slavery. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
  • 305.5/67/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E444.J17
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Title Page; Epigraph; Contents; Preface by the Author; Introduction by the Editor; I. Childhood; II. The New Master and Mistress; III. The Slaves' New Year's Day; IV. The Slave Who Dared to Feel Like a Man; V. The Trials Of Girlhood; VI. The Jealous Mistress; VII. The Lover; VIII. What Slaves Are Taught to Think of the North; IX. Sketches Of Neighboring Slaveholders; X. A Perilous Passage in the Slave Girl's Life; XI. The New Tie to Life; XII. Fear of Insurrection; XIII. The Church and Slavery; XIV. Another Link To Life; XV. Continued Persecutions; XVI. Scenes at the Plantation
  • XVII. The FlightXVIII. Months Of Peril; XIX. The Children Sold; XX. New Perils; XXI. The Loophole of Retreat; XXII. Christmas Festivities; XXIII. Still in Prison; XXIV. The Candidate for Congress; XXV. Competition in Cunning; XXVI. Important Era in My Brother's Life; XXVII. New Destination for the Children; XXVIII. Aunt Nancy; XXIX. Preparations for Escape; XXX. Northward Bound; XXXI. Incidents in Philadelphia; XXXII. The Meeting of Mother and Daughter; XXXIII. A Home Found; XXXIV. The Old Enemy Again; XXXV. Prejudice Against Color; XXXVI. The Hair-breadth Escape; XXXVII. A Visit to England
  • XXXVIII. Renewed Invitations to Go SouthXXXIX. The Confession; XL. The Fugitive Slave Law; XLI. Free at Last; Appendix; Copyright
Control code
ocn945612098
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (169 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781504034654
Level of compression
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
d98f9840-8a03-4a19-9262-610f4c8a4168
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not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34935423
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945612098
  • ebl1451685696

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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