Harriet Jacobs and Incidents in the life of a slave girl : new critical essays / edited by Deborah M. Garfield, Rafia Zafar.

"Harriet Jacobs, today perhaps the single most read and studied black American woman of the nineteenth century, has notuntil now - been the subject of sustained, scholarly analysis. This anthology presents a far-ranging compendium of literary and cultural scholarship that is sure to become the...

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Other Authors: Garfield, Deborah M., Zafar, Rafia.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Series:Cambridge studies in American literature and culture ; 100.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : over-exposed, under-exposed : Harriet Jacobs and Incidents in the life of a slave girl / Rafia Zafar
  • "I disguised my hand" : writing versions of the truth in Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the life of a slave girl and John Jacobs's "A true tale of slavery" / Jacqueline Goldsby
  • Through her brother's eyes : Incidents and "A true tale" / Jean Fagan Yellin
  • Resisting Incidents / Frances Smith Foster
  • Manifest in signs : the politics of sex and representation in Incidents in the life of a slave girl / P. Gabrielle Foreman
  • Earwitness : female abolitionism, sexuality, and Incidents in the life of a slave girl / Deborah M. Garfield
  • Reading and redemption in Incidents in the life of a slave girl / Sandra Gunning
  • Harriet Jacobs, Frederick Douglass, and the slavery debate : bondage, family, and the discourse of domesticity / Donald B. Gibson
  • Motherhood beyond the gate : Jacobs's epistemic challenge in Incidents in the life of a slave girl / John Ernest
  • "This poisonous system" : social ills, bodily ills, and Incidents in the life of a slave girl / Mary Titus
  • Carnival laughter : resistance in Incidents / Anne Bradford Warner
  • Harriet Jacobs, Henry Thoreau, and the character of disobedience / Anita Goldman
  • The tender of memory : restructuring value in Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the life of a slave girl / Stephanie A. Smith
  • Conclusion : vexed alliances : race and female collaborations in the life of Harriet Jacobs / Deborah M. Garfield.