12 Tears of a Slave: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
ISBN: 1304859592
EAN13: 9781304859594
Language: English
Pages: 254
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Lulu.com

12 Tears of a Slave: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Book Overview
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 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