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People/Characters: Harriet Jacobs

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TitlesOrder
The Civitas Anthology Of African American Slave Narratives by William L. Andrews
The Classic Slave Narratives by Henry Louis Jr Gates
Harriet Jacobs: A Life by Jean Fagan YellinLinda Brent
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet A. JacobsLinda Brent
Letters From a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet Jacobs by Mary E. Lyons
Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear . . . and Why by Sady Doyle

Character description

Harriet Ann Jacobs (February 11, 1813 – March 7, 1897) was an African-American writer who escaped from slavery and was later freed. She became an abolitionist speaker and reformer. Jacobs wrote an autobiography, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, first serialized in a newspaper and published as a book in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent. It was a reworking of the genres of slave narrative and sentimental novel, and was one of the first books to address the struggle for freedom by female slaves, explore their struggles with sexual harassment and abuse, and their effort to protect their roles as women and mothers. During the Civil War she worked to help African American Refugees in Washington, DC., and during Reconstruction ran the Jacobs School with her daughter Louise.

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