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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
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Excerpt: When we entered our new home we encountered cold looks, cold words, and cold treatment. We were glad when the night came. On my narrow bed I moaned and wept, I felt so desolate and... More > alone. I had been there nearly a year, when a dear little friend of mine was buried. I heard her mother sob, as the clods fell on the coffin of her only child, and I turned away from the grave, feeling thankful that I still had something left to love. I met my grandmother, who said, "Come with me, Linda;" and from her tone I knew that something sad had happened. She led me apart from the people, and then said, "My child, your father is dead." Dead! How could I believe it? He had died so suddenly I had not even heard that he was sick. I went home with my grandmother. My heart rebelled against God, who had taken from me mother, father, mistress, and friend. The good grandmother tried to comfort me. "Who knows the ways of God?" said she. "Perhaps they have been kindly taken from the evil days to come."< Less
12 Tears of a Slave: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
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12 Tears of a Slave: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is a slave narrative that was published in 1861 by Harriet Ann Jacobs, using the pen name "Linda Brent." This book is an in-depth... More > chronological account of Jacobs's life as a slave, and the decisions and choices she made to gain freedom for herself and her children. It addresses the struggles and sexual abuse that young women slaves faced on the plantations, and how these struggles were harsher than what men suffered as slaves. This book is considered sentimental and written to provoke an emotional response and sympathy from the reader toward slavery in general and slave women in particular for their struggles with rape, the pressure to have sex at an early age, the selling of their children, and the treatment of female slaves by their mistresses. Published by W2G Publishing Copyright 2014 Write2Grow LLC www.Write2Grow.org/Tears ISBN 978-1-304-85959-4 247 Printed Pages< Less
Prayer Warriors Guide 2
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Do you want to know how to pray more effectively? This book will help you. It is the second in a series of Bible studies about prayer. The series looks at prayer throughout the entirety of the Bible,... More > from Genesis to Revelation. Are there common threads that run through the scriptures with regard to prayer and if so how can this knowledge be applied to your prayer life? How did people in the Bible approach God? What did they ask? How did God respond? This series will answer these questions. Part 2 looks at the prayers of certain Old Testament characters.< Less
Why does Jacobs claim 'It would have been more pleasant to me to have been silent about my own history'?
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Ready Reference Treatise: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
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Guide books or book notes are primarily written to make students understand the original text better, especially from all those angles which are often overlooked by a casual reader. But, in the... More > recent years it has been noticed that a very large majority of the students, without reading the original texts, rely on the guide books or notes prepared by their teachers or others. This is definitely not a healthy habit because students do pass their exams with the help of such notes; they miss so many things which haunt them in their later lives. I would strongly advise all students to read the original text once again even if you have already read it, after reading this short treatise. You will see that the same story, after reading this treatise, will begin to give many new meanings to you. All the best. Raja Sharma< Less
"A-" Masters: A Collection of Critical Essays
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This collection of critical essays contains works on Ethnic literature, Modern and Postmodern as well as 19th century and 18th century English literature. Novels in this study include: Quicksand by... More > Nella Larson, Dessa Rose by Sherley Williams, The Kingdom of This World by Alejo Carpentier, Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories by Sandra Cisneros, Who Would Have Thought It by Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton, The Lifted Veil by George Eliot, Jealousy by Alain Robbe-Grillet, The Labyrinth by Alain Robbe-Grillet, The Book of Portraiture by Steve Tomasula, Love in Excess and Fantomina by Eliza Haywood, Tom Jones by Henry Fielding , The Coquette by Hannah W. Foster, and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs.< Less
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Study Guide
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Study Guide consists of approx. 56 pages of summaries and analysis on Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs.
Quick Guide: Incidents In the Life of a Slave Girl
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is a slave narrative that was published in 1861 by Harriet Ann Jacobs, using the pen name "Linda Brent". The book is an in depth chronological account... More > of Jacob’s life as a slave and highlights the decisions and choices she made to gain freedom for herself and her children. The book addresses the struggles and sexual abuse that young women faced while on the plantations and how these struggles are harsher than what men go through as slaves. The book is considered sentimental and written to provoke an emotional response and sympathy from the reader toward slavery in general and slave women in particular for the struggles they went through with rape, the pressure to have sex at an early age, the selling of their children, and the treatment of female slaves by their mistresses.< Less
Narrative of Life
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Frederick Douglass's Narrative, first published in 1845, is an enlightening and incendiary text. Born into slavery, Douglass became the preeminent spokesman for his people during his life; his... More > narrative is an unparalleled account of the dehumanizing effects of slavery and Douglass's own triumph over it. Like Douglass, Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery, and in 1861 she published Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, now recognized as the most comprehensive antebellum slave narrative written by a woman. Jacobs's account broke the silence on the exploitation of African American female slaves, and it remains crucial reading. These narratives illuminate and inform each other.< Less
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Captain Ben Bass’s attempt to compete in a high-speed, catamaran boat race offers an opportunity to explore the exciting and volatile Antilles Volcanic Arc; the island chain that developed as a... More > result of centuries of plate tectonics. The race, sponsored by a wealthy French candy maker, brings Ben, his son Grant and his friend Harriet Jacobs to Guadeloupe, and offers a host of new, leading edge, technology business opportunities. Very large, great white sharks, illicit drugs and death on the Peace River in Central Florida form the backdrop to this blue-water adventure.< Less
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