Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl, Written by Herself
Second EditionHarriet Jacobs; Jennifer Fleischner©2020
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Table of Contents
PART ONE. Introduction: A New Voice for Freedom
Jacobs’s Early Life
What Really Happened?
Other Dominant Themes
The Power of the Pen
Pseudonyms of Key Figures in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself
PART TWO. The Document
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself, Edited by L. Maria Child
PART THREE. Related Documents
1. Original Title Page
2. Will of Margaret Horniblow, April 8, 1825
3. American Beacon, Advertisement for the Capture of Harriet Jacobs, July 4, 1835
4. Harriet Jacobs, Letter to Amy Post, 1852?
5. Harriet Jacobs, Letter to Amy Post, April 4, 1853
6. Harriet Jacobs, Letter to Amy Post, March 1854
7. Harriet Jacobs, Letter to Amy Post, June 21, 1857
8. Lydia Maria Child, Letter to Harriet Jacobs, August 13, 1860
9. Weekly Anglo-African, Review of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, April 13, 1861
10. “Am I Not a Woman and a Sister?”
11. John S. Jacobs, A True Tale of Slavery, 1861
12. Harriet Jacobs, Life Among the Contrabands, 1862
13. Harriet Jacobs, Letter to Edna Dow Cheney, April 25, 1867
A Harriet Jacobs Chronology (1813–1897)
Questions for Consideration