Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

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The author, ex-slave Harriet Jacobs, speaks through her narrator Linda Brent to reveal a story of enslavement, degradation, and sexual exploitation. A book-length narrative, it is often cited as the counterpart to Frederick Douglass' An American Slave. Addressing white women in the North about the bondage of black women in the South, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl focuses on five distinct phases in Linda Brent's life.