This vintage book contains Harriet Ann Jacobs’ 1861 autobiography, “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl”. It chronicles Jacobs’ life as a female slave and documents how she attained freedom both for herself and for her children. Within this volume she explores the life of female slaves on plantations, the abuse and hardships that they had to endure, and their desperate efforts to protect their children. “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” represents an authentic insight into the lives of female slaves in pre-emancipation America and is highly recommended for those with an interest in American history. Read & Co. History are republishing this memoir now in a new edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.