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The Deeper Wrong: Or, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

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Harriet Ann Jacobs (1813-1897) was born into slavery in North Carolina, but escaped to the north to flee her owner's sexual advances. This autobiography was published under a pseudonym in 1861 to protect her family. She became involved with the Anti-Slavery Society, speaking at meetings in support of abolition. The book was aimed at middle-class white women, and stresses the impact of slavery on women's chastity, as slaves were frequently sexually exploited. She is highly critical of the nominal Christianity of the culture ...

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The Deeper Wrong: Or, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781108025010

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