Incidents In the Life of A Slave Girl
Originally published in 1861, the same year the Civil War swallowed up the nation, here is a compelling autobiographical account written by an African slave who endured tremendous odds in pursuit of her freedom. Harriet Jacobs (1813–1897) delivers a powerful testimony and a candid look at what Southern slavery was truly like for many slaves toiling endlessly on plantations under tyrannical masters and apart from beloved family members. Read about her undaunted courage and tireless faith as she journeyed from a life of perpetual servitude in North Carolina to failed escape attempts to eventual freedom and reunion with her children in the safety of the Free states in the North.
Here is a firsthand account of one woman’s courageous struggle and determination to endure against all odds. Her story is a must-read and represents a valuable lesson for enduring unfathomable trials and overcoming great odds to achieve freedom with her family.