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One of the principal firsthand money owed of slavery in America

A haunting, evocative recounting of her existence as a slave in North Carolina and of her ultimate break out and emancipation, Harriet Jacobs's vintage narrative, written among 1853 and 1858 and released pseduonymously in 1861, tells firsthand of the horrors inflicted on slaves. In scripting this impressive memoir, which culminates within the seven years she spent hiding in a move slowly house in her grandmother's attic, Jacobs skillfully used the literary genres of her time, providing a completely feminist narrative that portrays the evils and traumas of slavery, really for ladies and children.

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