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Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girlremains the most-read woman's slave narrative of all time. Jean Fagan Yellin recounts the experiences that shaped Incidents-the years Jacobs spent hiding in her grandmother's attic from her sexually abusive master-as well as illuminating the wider world into which Jacobs escaped. Yellin's groundbreaking scholarship restores a life whose sorrows and triumphs reflect the history of the nineteenth century, from slavery to the Civil War, to Reconstruction and beyond. Winner of the 2004 Frederick Douglass Prize, presented by Yale University's Gilder-Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, awarded to the year's best non-fiction book on slavery, resistance and abolition, the most prestigious award for the study of the black experience.
Author: Jean Fagan Yellin
Publisher: Civitas Book Publisher
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 9.32h x 3.71w x 1.14d
Kliatt 05/01/2005 pg. 42
Women's Review of Books 12/01/2004 pg. 4
New York Times 02/20/2005 pg. 26
About the Author
Jean Fagan Yellin is the author of Women and Sisters and The Intricate Knot. She divides her time between Goldens Bridge, New York, and Sarasota, Florida.
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