Harriet Jacobs: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Written by herself
Introduction by renowned historian Nell Irvin Painter
The autobiographical narrative of runaway slave Harriet Ann Jacobs (under the pseudonym Linda Brent), who escaped slavery in the American South to become an abolitionist, writer, and activist. The book highlights the horror of slavery as well as the particular problems faced by female slaves and children.
This edition also includes "A True Tale of Slavery," the brief memoir of Harriet Jacob's brother, John S. Jacobs, originally published in a London periodical in 1861