Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Harriet Jacobs Reviews
Description:ISBN 0140437959 / Genre: Biography / Author: Harriet Jacobs / Paperback / 320 pages / Book is published 24 Nov 2005 by Penguin
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Linda Brent was born into slavery; her parents were slaves and as the children follow their mother then this was her lot in life. When her owner dies, she is inherited by a young girl and as she is too young to manage her "property" the father runs her life. Dr Slate treats young Linda reasonably well-unlike other owners he does not starve or beat his young charge- but in common with other slaveholders he decided that he has the right to exploit her in other ways. Linda can see only one way of escaping the Drs clutches and becomes pregnant by another man. Not only does this not deter her master from trying to get his wicked way with her, but it also means that . Read the complete review