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A nice illustrated edition of this classic, powerful autobiography about slavery in the nineteenth century in America. Also includes The Anti-Slavery Alphabet.
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, is an autobiography by Harriet Jacobs, a mother and fugitive slave, published in 1861 by L. Maria Child, who edited the book for its author. Jacobs used the pseudonym Linda Brent. The book documents Jacobs's life as a slave and how she gained freedom for herself and for her children. She explores the struggles and sexual abuse that female slaves faced as well as their efforts to practice motherhood and protect their children when their children might be sold away. In the book, Jacobs addresses white Northern women who fail to comprehend the evils of slavery. She makes direct appeals to their humanity to expand their knowledge and influence their thoughts about slavery as an institution.
The Anti-Slavery Alphabet
Also included in this book is The Anti-Slavery Alphabet written by Hannah and Mary Townsend to help educate children about the evils of slavery.
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