INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL

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Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl

Author : Harriet Ann Jacobs
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Reader be assured this narrative is no fiction. I am aware that some of my adventures may seem incredible; but they are, nevertheless, strictly true. I have not exaggerated the wrongs inflicted by Slavery; on the contrary, my descriptions fall far short of the facts. I have concealed the names of places, and given persons fictitious names. I had no motive for secrecy on my own account, but I deemed it kind and considerate towards others to pursue this course. I wish I were more competent to the task I have undertaken. But I trust my readers will excuse deficiencies in consideration of circumstances. I was born and reared in Slavery; and I remained in a Slave State twenty-seven years. Since I have been at the North, it has been necessary for me to work diligently for my own support, and the education of my children. This has not left me much leisure to make up for the loss of early opportunities to improve myself; and it has compelled me to write these pages at irregular intervals, whenever I could snatch an hour from household duties.
Category: Slaves

Das Frauenbild In Harriet Jacobs Autobiographie Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl

Author : Katrin Shams-Eddien
ISBN : 9783638173520
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2002 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, Note: 1,3, Freie Universität Berlin (John F. Kennedy Institut), Veranstaltung: Literaturseminar, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet Jacobs ist eine Erzählung, die weit über das Genre des Slave Narrative hinausgeht, und sich als ein wichtiges feministisches Dokument auszeichnet. Das in dieser Biographie beschriebene Frauenbild wird geprägt von den folgenden Aspekten: Es wird hier die Wichtigkeit des Familienzusammenhalt verdeutlicht, indem Jacobs alles tut, um nicht nur ihre Kinder zu schützen, sondern auch die Beziehung zu ihrem Bruder, Tante, Onkel und vor allem ihrer Großmutter aufrecht zu erhalten. Des weiteren macht ihre Geschichte deutlich, daß die vier weiblichen Tugenden der viktorianischen Zeit, Frömmigkeit (piety), Reinheit (purity), Unterwürfigkeit (submissiveness) und Häuslichkeit (domesticity) aufgrund der Lebensumstände zwar nur von weißen Frauen und nicht von Sklavinnen befolgt werden konnten, sie aber dennoch für beide galten. Dadurch blieb der Sklavin von vornherein die "true womanhood" in der Gesellschaft verweigert. Jacobs macht sogar deutlich, daß die Passivität der Südstaatenfrauen gegenüber den Belangen der Sklavinnen die Versklavung von Frauen nicht nur gefördert hat, sondern daß sie sich dadurch auch selbst zu Sklavenhaltern machten und versündigten, und die `domestic Sphere ́ der schwachen Sklavinnen zerstörten. Deswegen dient ihre Autobiographie auch dazu die weißen Frauen der Mittelklasse anzusprechen, um sie zum Protest gegen Sklaverei zu ermutigen. Jacobs klagt das ganze Sklavensystem an und macht deutlich, daß es nicht nur die Sklavin zu Grunde richtet, sondern auch die Mistress und deren Töchter. Sie prangert das ganze Gesellschaftssystem an, und den Verrat an den gesellschaftlichen Idealen, wie das zu Mißhandlung und Ausbeutung mißbrauchte paternalistische System. Sie ist für Ihre Zeit (ihre Autobiographie wurde 1861 publiziert) sehr fortschrittlich in ihrem Denken und sieht, daß sowohl schwarz als auch weiß diesem korrupten System zum Opfer fallen . Sie beweist uns, daß das Bild der benevolenten Südstaatenfamilie mit der klassischen Südstaatenfrau und der `Southern Belle ́ aus ihrer Sicht nichts weiter als ein Mythos ist, ein Bild das für die Außenwelt geschaffen und mystifiziert wurde. Im Gegensatz zur klassischen `Plantation Novel ́ wird uns hier ein ganz anderes Bild von den Frauen der Südstaaten aufgezeigt, welches bei dieser Hausarbeit auch mein Thema sein soll. [...]
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Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl

Author : Harriet Jacobs
ISBN : 9788026883272
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" is an autobiography by a young mother and fugitive slave Harriet Ann Jacobs. Jacobs contributed to the genre of slave narrative by using the techniques of sentimental novels "to address race and gender issues." She explores the struggles and sexual abuse that female slaves faced on plantations as well as their efforts to practice motherhood and protect their children when their children might be sold away. Harriet Ann Jacobs (1813 – 1897) was an African-American writer who escaped from slavery and was later freed. She became an abolitionist speaker and reformer.
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Harriet Jacobs And Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl

Author : Deborah M. Garfield
ISBN : 0521497795
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This is a far-ranging study which contextualises both the historical figure of Harriet Jacobs and her autobiography as a created work of art.
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Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl

Author : Harriet Jacobs
ISBN : 9788027221400
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"Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" was one of the first books to address the struggle for freedom by female slaves; explore their struggles with sexual harassment and abuse; and their effort to protect their roles as women and mothers. After being overshadowed by the Civil War, the novel was rediscovered in the late 20th century and since then hasn't been out of print ever. It is one of the seminal books written on the theme of slavery from a woman's point of view and appreciated worldwide academically as well. Excerpt: "Reader be assured this narrative is no fiction. I am aware that some of my adventures may seem incredible; but they are, nevertheless, strictly true. I have not exaggerated the wrongs inflicted by Slavery; on the contrary, my descriptions fall far short of the facts. I have concealed the names of places, and given persons fictitious names. I had no motive for secrecy on my own account, but I deemed it kind and considerate towards others to pursue this course...." Harriet Jacobs (1813–1897) was an African-American writer who was formerly a fugitive slave. To save her family and her own identity from being found out, she used the pseudonym of Linda Brent and wrote secretly during the night.
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Sklavenm Dchen

Author : Harriet A. Jacobs
ISBN : 3522652207
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Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl Written By Herself

Author : Harriet Jacobs
ISBN : 0312442661
Genre : Fiction
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Much of what is known about the experience of slavery comes from first-person accounts written by formerly enslaved men. In this volume, Jennifer Fleischner examines the first- and best-known female account of life under, and escape from, slavery — Harriet Jacobs’ autobiography. In her introduction, Fleischner shows how Jacobs used the written word to liberate herself and promote the end of slavery by carefully discussing her sexual exploitation as a slave in ways that would inspire sympathy in — and not offend — her Victorian white, middle-class, female audience. The rich collection of related documents that accompany Jacobs’ complete narrative — including a selection of Jacobs’ letters and her brother’s account of some of the same incidents Jacobs describes — illuminate Jacobs’ life, her thoughts about writing, and her relationships with white women abolitionists. Document headnotes, a chronology, questions for consideration, a selected bibliography, and a chart of the pseudonyms Jacobs used for her real-life characters further enrich this important contribution to the history of slavery in America.
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Harriet Jacobs Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl

Author : Katharina Heyne
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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,5, University of Göttingen (Department of American Studies), course: HS American Autobiographies, 12 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In dieser Seminararbeit behandele ich Harriet Jacobs' "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl". Dabei wird das Werk einer genaueren Analyse unterzogen, um es literaturtheoretisch einordnen zu können. Dabei werden unter anderem die amerikanische Autobiographie sowie der slave narrative näher dargestellt. 'Incidents' ist ein slave narrative der besonderen Art, da er von einer Frau geschrieben wurde, die ganz anderen Reaktionen ausgesetzt war wie ein Mann in der damaligen Zeit. Dies wird auch in meiner Analyse deutlich.
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Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl

Author : Harriet Ann Jacobs
ISBN : 0393976378
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""Contexts" includes contemporary responses to Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by William C. Nell and Lydia Maria Child, among others; twelve related letters and articles by Jacobs published in newspapers during the period from 1853 to 1868; and documents tracing Jacobs's life and achievements as a free woman, including her establishment of a school in Alexandria, Virginia.".
Category: Biography & Autobiography