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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Narrated by: Mia Ellis
Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
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Harriet Ann Jacob's autobiography documents her life as a slave and how she attained freedom for herself and her children. Harrowing in its descriptions of sexual abuse, Jacob's slave narrative is notable for the appeal it made to abolitionist women to open their eyes to the realities of slavery. Deemed too shocking for reading audiences at the time, the book was shelved before it was published in 1861 near the start of the Civil War.

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A story that every American should hear.

This was a well-written, well-read first-person account of a harrowing journey to freedom. This isn't the most dramatic, or the worst enslaved person's narrative that you'll ever hear, but I think that's what makes it so powerful. She herself doesnt experience the level of sexual violence and extreme brutality of the 'peculiar insitution' that we associate with this type of book. She speaks plainly of the daily struggles of retaining ones humanity while enduring absolute inhumane circumstances. As a woman, as a mother as a HUMAN, her story touched my heart.

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fabulous book

A really interesting story, totally absorbing , so glad I purchased this book, would recommend

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  • alicia moore
  • 18-06-19

Just Great readinh

loved it, the slave girl a great read shows intelligence of the author and strength

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