Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
ISBN: 0451531469
EAN13: 9780451531469
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 5, 2010
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 0.79" H x 6.77" L x 4.02" W
Weight: 0.31 lbs.
Format: Mass Market Paperbound
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5
   A book to learn from
It should not be considered in the normal descriptions of the book, such as "twists of time," "rebellion" or "nostalgia." I bought this book to gain some understanding and depth along with several others. To the best of my knowledge, no American writer has dedicated a year of his or her reading to slavery and the black lives through the Civil Rights movement.
 
3
   First hand writing of a Slave or a ghost writer?
A side of slavery history that is not known by this point in time. At other times the author slips from her "slave language" into the modern vernacular.
 
1
   Frustrated and disappointed BC of such small print
Even with the assistance of reading glasses, Print is much to small had to buy reading glasses and I don't wear them so far. Wanted to give it to my grandchildren but can't gift of how hard it is read. they are interested in true black history.
 
5
   I read about this event on Google.
This experience that this child had to endure through her adult life was very traumatic, Raymond said. But she had the resilience to not allow her circumstances to stop her from reaching her goals. She also protected her children from harm and saw them grow up to adulthood. She died Sunday at age 84 in her native Shreveport, La. What a great experience!
 
5
   Good read and sadly true
This is my second or third time reading it. Love, very much, sad, disgusting and most of all History. Sadly, we weren't taught our black history in K-12, so all of my life I have listened to the true-life accounts passed down from my forefathers and mothers, as well as any and all other primary info on black history.
 
1
   Brilliant story but this edition's formatting produced pages of unbroken tiny text!
I required this for an intro to lit class and the story itself is marvelous in its details and tone to convey the horrible life of a female slave, Mary Richardson wrote. However, the book I originally bought had a generous font and decent formatting, while this edition has super tiny font and the pages have skimpy margins, making it quite the chore to get into. So if you are going to use this as a required or optional book for students, be sure to order one copy first to try and require a book format that suits your tastes.
 
4
   Moral superiority
The autobiography was written by a woman who was born into a long line of enslaved family members. Her people have been clinging to God and are morally superior to the white family that owns them, writes Wolford. One's child's life could be over in a moment, thanks to Ancestry. com.
 
5
   Gut wrenching.
I'm grateful this woman's story exists in this world, McCartney said. Turner's widow, Elizabeth, said the book was "an amazing first-hand account of slavery, in all of its unimaginable horror." In her autobiography, "Strength," Lee writes of white people's treatment of her and other slaves. It's great to be back home, said Dr. Chester Floyd, director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 
5
   Should be read by people of all races
I always appreciate first-hand tidings of slavery versus a historian's depiction of the Civil War, he said. Though the author declined to include sensitive details in several stories, the reader can deduce what transpired from the footnotes. It wasn't quite what I expected, but a great and telling narrative nonetheless, said Dr. Goin. Like several other narratives of enslaved black Americans, this is one that should be read by people of all races who wish to understand the history of slavery in the United States and the long-lasting effects of the barbaric institution.
 
5
   It's a primary source
Only a few pages of this book were written by the time I finished reading it. The book tells the story of a free black woman who was sold into slavery by her father and then forced to work as a slave until her Dad's life as an entrepreneur was rearranged. It shows how slaves were separated and how their children could be bought and sold to satisfy the needs of their slave master, and how it could trickled down from generation to generation. It captured what it took for a black man to gain entrepreneurship and how difficult it was to keep his family safe, which was usually short lived in this period of time. What makes this book great is it shows from the start how psychological, economical, and social changes impact the life expectancy of a slave, McCarthy writes.
 
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