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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself by [Jacobs, Harriet Ann]
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About the Author

Jacobs (1813-97) was a slave in North Carolina and suffered terribly, along with her family, at the hands of a ruthless owner. She made several failed attempts to escape before successfully making her way North, though it took years of hiding and slow progress. Eventually, she was reunited with her children.

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  • File Size: 594 KB
  • Print Length: 141 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: May 17, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0084961ZM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,271 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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I am glad I decided to read this book. I never realized how truly terrible slavery was until I read this book. We get some knowledge in school but not the intensity. This should be read as part of history.
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A true story. I cried several times while reading this book. The sacrifices, deceit, the cruelties they endured and the love that was as strong as the hate.
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I would definitely recommend this book, it is really well written and the story was very interesting, I stayed up late several nights reading.
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Great book read about slavery through a former slaves eyes and the cruelty they had to endured...very good book loved it
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It broke my heart for what Linda had to go thru and the other slaves also. I wish every one would read this book maybe they would be thankful for the freedom we have.
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Some of the incidents described in this story are hard to imagine, but the descriptions are so compelling that that I have to accept that they are true. A truly remarkable story of a horrible time on America's past.
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YOU HAVE TO READ THIS!!! It is a page turner. You don't want to put it down and you learn so much about how slaves lived- which was surprising to me. This was the first book I had ever read on slavery and I will continue to read about this subject. This book could easily be taught in a high school advanced English Lit class. I cried, I was shocked, I was so sad and heartbroken at some of the things that transpired and I rejoiced in some events as well. This woman was brave and so were her relatives and even strangers who dared to help her. She had self-respect when she wasn't allowed to have anything that she could call her own. She risked everything for freedom. Inspiring piece of literature.
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THREE STARS = IT'S OKAY according to Amazon. And it was. A decent free read, but I dont put anything more onto it. It seemed to me that this book was 1800s propaganda and no doubt helpful to a good end about abolishing slavery in America, it's incredible to me and a testament to the idiocy of humans that slavery on this level ever occurred and is still occurring today in the human sex and slave trade, for all races and nationalities. However, even if the story is "true", it is not vaguely believable that a person laid under a roof unable to turn over for 7 years. Yes, I read it all. I have enough medical experience to know about atrophy. Come on. That was a little over the top. I know that terrible things happened then, so anything is possible. Whatever. It was supposedly written long ago, I cant complain about the good intentions of the writer at this point. There is no amount of spelling, reading and writing lessons that would enable this slave-woman to write the story in this way, so obviously her white-woman editor wrote it for her. I do not mean to demean the horrors of slavery at all, and much of this rang true with the selling and ruination of families at the least, but it seemed a little contrived that the white master was always trying to "entice" or "talk her into cooperating" into having sex. Like they were trying to make sure not to totally vilify white people, so they would be more likely to sympathize with Linda. If the white master wanted sex, he didnt talk anyone into it. It happened, as often as he wanted it to. No doubt the white Missus didnt like it, and most of the angry reaction of oppressed white females rang true for me. I am no expert. I have read a lot on the subject.Read more ›
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