Memoirs and Letters of Dolly Madison, Wife of James Madison, President of the United States

ISBN-10: 1593082835

ISBN-13: 9781593082833

Edition: 2005

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In what has become a landmark of American history and literature,Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girlrecounts the incredible but true story ofHarriet Jacobs, born a slave in North Carolina in 1813. Her tale gains its importance from her descriptions, in great and painful detail, of the sexual exploitation that daily haunted her life—and the life of every other black female slave. As a child, Harriet Jacobs remained blissfully unaware that she was a slave until the deaths of both her mother and a benevolent mistress exposed her to a sexually predatory master, Dr. Flint. Determined to escape, she spends seven years hidden away in a garret in her grandmother’s house, three feet high at its tallest point, with almost no air or light, and with only glimpses of her children to sustain her courage. In the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, she finally wins her battle for freedom by escaping to the North in 1842. A powerful, unflinching portrayal of the brutality of slave life,Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girlstands alongside Frederick Douglass’s classic autobiographies as one of the most significant slave narratives ever written.
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List price: $8.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Barnes & Noble, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/28/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Robert G. O'Meally is Zora Neale Hurston Professor of American Literature at Columbia University. He is the author of numerous books, including The Jazz Cadence of American Cultureand Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday.Brent Hayes Edwards is an associate professor of English at Rutgers University and the author of The Practice of Diaspora: Literature, Translation, and the Rise of Black Internationalism.Farah Jasmine Griffin is a professor of English, comparative literature, and African American studies at Columbia University. She is the author of If You Can't Be Free, Be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday.

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