Written by
Jacobs, Harriet Ann, American, 1813 - 1897
Edited by
Child, Lydia Maria, American, 1802 - 1880
Published by
Child, Lydia Maria, American, 1802 - 1880
Date
1861
Medium
ink on paper; cardboard and leather
Dimensions
H x W (Closed): 7 3/4 × 5 1/2 in. (19.7 × 14 cm)
H x W (Open): 10 1/4 × 5 1/2 in. (26 × 14 cm)
Description
A first edition of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Written by Herself by Harriet Jacobs. The cover of the book has a marbled design of beige, black, and white. The binding is black leather with gold lettering. The lettering reads: [Incidents / Slave Girl / Harriet Jacobs / 1861]. The interior of the book consists of 306 pages of text printed in black ink on off-white paper. The book includes a preface by the author, an introduction by the editor, forty-one chapters, and an appendix. The second blank interior page has an inscription that indicates the book belonged to a Mrs. G.W. Groson (illegible). The back cover has the same marbled design as the front cover.
Place printed
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement
Anti-slavery movements
Type
books
Topic
Activism
Antislavery
Children
Families
Fugitive enslaved
Gender
Identity
Motherhood
Self-liberation
Slavery
U.S. History, 1815-1861
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865
Women
Youth
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.97.6
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51b134135-79f6-45b5-af3e-a2dd56a31801
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