This autobiographical account by a former slave is one of the few
extantnarratives written by a woman. Written and published in 1861, it delivers a powerful, unflinching portrayal of the brutality of slave life. Jacobs speaks frankly of her master's abuse and her eventual escape, in an amazing and inspirational account of one woman's dauntless spirit and faith.
Shelfari edited the description of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Saturday, August 1, 2009.