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Letters from a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet Jacobs Summary
Mary E. Lyons

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Letters from a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet Jacobs Summary

Plot Summary

Letters from a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet Jacobs is a fictional biography by Mary E. Lyons. In this novel, Mary Lyons has taken her research into the true life story of Harriet Jacobs and told it through a set of fictional letters she imagines Harriet Jacobs might have written during her days as a slave and later as a fugitive slave. Harriet writes letters to those who have touched her life and then left it, either through death or escape to freedom. Letters from a Slave Girl is a touching true story of life in slavery from a woman's point of view, a narrative that has often been overlooked in history.

Harriet is eleven when she begins writing letters to her mother. The letters begin as Harriet's first owner, Margaret Horniblow, has died. Harriet hopes that Margaret will free her in her will because of a...

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