Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself by Harriet A. Jacobs

INCIDENTS
IN THE
LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL.
Written by Herself.
By Linda Brent
“Northerners know nothing at all about Slavery. They think it is perpetual bondage only. They have no conception of the depth of degradation involved in that word, SLAVERY; if they had, they would never cease their efforts until so horrible a system was overthrown.”

A Woman Of North Carolina.

“Rise up, ye women that are at ease! Hear my voice, ye careless daughters! Give ear unto my speech.”

Isaiah xxxii. 9.

Edited By L. Maria Child.

Boston: Published For The Author.

1861.
CONTENTS

PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR

INTRODUCTION BY THE EDITOR

INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL

I. Childhood

II. The New Master And Mistress.

III. The Slaves’ New Year’s Day.

IV. The Slave Who Dared To Feel Like A Man.

V. The Trials Of Girlhood.

VI. The Jealous Mistress.

VII. The Lover.

VIII. What Slaves Are Taught To Think Of The North.

IX. Sketches Of Neighboring Slaveholders.

X. A Perilous Passage In The Slave Girl’s Life.

XI. The New Tie To Life.

XII. Fear Of Insurrection.

XIII. The Church And Slavery.

XIV. Another Link To Life.

XV. Continued Persecutions.

XVI. Scenes At The Plantation.

XVII. The Flight.

XVIII. Months Of Peril.

XIX. The Children Sold.

XX. New Perils.

XXI. The Loophole Of Retreat.

XXII. Christmas Festivities.

XXIII. Still In Prison.

XXIV. The Candidate For Congress.

XXV. Competition In Cunning.

XXVI. Important Era In My Brother’s Life.

XXVII. New Destination For The Children.

XXVIII. Aunt Nancy.

XXIX. Preparations For Escape.

XXX. Northward Bound.

XXXI. Incidents In Philadelphia.

XXXII. The Meeting Of Mother And Daughter.

XXXIII. A Home Found.

XXXIV. The Old Enemy Again.

XXXV. Prejudice Against Color.

XXXVI. The Hairbreadth Escape.

XXXVII. A Visit To England

XXXVIII. Renewed Invitations To Go South.

XXXIX. The Confession.

XL. The Fugitive Slave Law.

XLI. Free At Last.

APPENDIX.

 

 

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