(1813 - 1897)
(Also wrote under the pseudonym Linda Brent) American autobiographer.
Harriet Jacobs: Introduction
Harriet Jacobs: Principal Works
Harriet Jacobs: Primary Sources
Harriet A. Jacobs (1823-1897) was a slave who decided she must run away in order to protect her children from harsh treatment by their owners.Delilah Horniblow was a slave to Margaret Horniblow in the...
Published in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent, Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself is a powerful and complex autobiography in which she recorded and reflect...
Sympathy as a Reform Strategy
By writing personal accounts of their lives, many women of the nineteenth century used the emotion of sympathy to share their feelings. According to Rosemarie Garland Th...