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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

 

Based on a true story, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is one of the few full-length slave narratives written by a woman and one of the most graphic accounts of the sexual exploitation of women in slavery. From the vantage point of her life in New York City after she escapes from slavery in 1842, Harriet Jacobs offers a gripping account of the experiences that fueled her determination to remain hidden in a crawl space for seven years, and tells of her struggles to assure the freedom of her children.


 
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Women's and Gender Studies
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
NC State University
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