Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Harriet Ann Jacobs

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

By Harriet Ann Jacobs

  • Release Date: 1861-01-01
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 300 Ratings


This was such a wonderful book about a woman who endured under the most trying circumstances. She was a true inspiration.


  • Incredulous!

    By ceejai-1013
    I see the reason for fear of an level playing field.
  • Wow!

    By Chip3926
    Amazing! Had to read this book for college & I would definitely read it again in my free time. Best book I have read all semester.

    By Bikinmary
    This is a very good biography written by the author who was a slave girl in the 1800's. It gave me a good picture of what the slaves went through as "being owned" by white plantation owners. It is very sad in that the author had to become a fugitive and live in seclusion for 7 years of her life. It also gives a good picture of her raising her two children and how she got herself and her children free of slavery. A very good read and eye-opening.
  • Heart wrenching but beautiful story

    By Miss paxli
    I had this book among a few others to chose from for an assignment and expected to choose anything but this one assuming everyone would choose it but it was the most interesting. I am forever changed by this story! I have never sobbed so outwardly while reading a book before. Some happy tears as well' I highly recommend this book to anyone,
  • Incidents in a life of a slave girl

    By Sueballs
  • Pretty good. I enjoyed it!

    By Jugarcia1212
    It's a pretty good book, but I have read better. It is extremely interesting and I enjoy it. The only problem I have with this book is that the language is kind of confusing. But, it was written a long time ago, so I can't complain. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!
  • Incidents in the life of a slave girl

    By Gramma4
    A must read to fully understand the plight of the slaves...
  • Incredibly powerful!

    By Hotshaka
    Slavery has always been a subject I feel incredibly sensitive to, I remember first learning about it in elementary school and crying every night, that people would actually treat people that way. It was a rude awakening to my very young heart. This should be required reading for every high school student, they need to know what REALLY happened and our US history books don't even come close. I thought I knew about slavery, this book made me realize I only had brushed the surface of what it really meant to be a slave. I could not put this book down, I felt as though I was right beside her and needed to see what was going to happen next. Enlightening to say the least, WOW!
  • Inspired

    By WestOfMain
    To know of the endurance of people of color in a time when man though he should treat others as property is truly inspiring. God bless Ms. Linda.

    By MissBookworm.
    I usually never leave reviews but after reading this book (which I determinedly read every single day until finished) I have to say I simply couldn't put it down!! Linda was such a strong woman who simply wanted what we all today may take for granted without realizing....Freedom.