Incidents In The Life Of A Slave Girl, Written By Herself By Harriet Jacobs

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Sinopse

Born in slavery, but being fortunate enough to be owned by a benevolent mistress, her life takes a tragic turn when her parents and her benefactor die. The new heir to the property (and slaves) is a cruel and lewd man who begins to make inappropriate advances to the lovely young slave-girl. In a bid to escape, she becomes entangled in a relationship with a neighboring landowner who promises a better life, and she even has two children. However, things become worse for her when her cruel owner decides to punish her by sending her and her children to a distant cotton plantation to be broken in. She plans a devious method of escape and ends up spending seven terrible years locked up in a tiny cramped garret. Relentlessly pursued by her wicked owner, she lives in fear and desperation.Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself is one of the many slave narratives that emerged out of the terrible and inhuman atrocities committed in the nineteenth century by white Americans. Modern-day readers would find it difficult to believe that such practices existed in the Land of the Free. Assisted by abominable laws like the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 endorsed by Congress, slave-owners were allowed to pursue their property across the length and breadth of the country.Though there have been doubts about the authenticity of Incidents in the Life... by scholars who feel the style and content do not seem to synchronize with the attributes that a woman-slave of the period could have, there is no denying the fact that this is a powerful and thought-provoking story. There are many similarities to the more famous Uncle Tom's Cabin, the book that is supposed to have launched the American Civil War.A very stirring and poignant read for all those who value their freedom today.

Episódios

  • 00 – Introduction

    00 – Introduction

    26/10/2017 Duração: 06min

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  • 01 – Childhood

    01 – Childhood

    25/10/2017 Duração: 08min

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  • 02 – The New Master and Mistress

    02 – The New Master and Mistress

    24/10/2017 Duração: 13min

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  • 03 – The Slaves’ New Year’s Day

    03 – The Slaves’ New Year’s Day

    23/10/2017 Duração: 04min

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  • 04 – The Slave Who Dared to Feel Like a Man

    04 – The Slave Who Dared to Feel Like a Man

    22/10/2017 Duração: 24min

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  • 05 – The Trials of Girlhood

    05 – The Trials of Girlhood

    21/10/2017 Duração: 08min

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  • 06 – The Jealous Mistress

    06 – The Jealous Mistress

    20/10/2017 Duração: 14min

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  • 07 – The Lover

    07 – The Lover

    19/10/2017 Duração: 15min

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  • 08 – What Slaves Are Taught to Think of the North

    08 – What Slaves Are Taught to Think of the North

    18/10/2017 Duração: 05min

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  • 09 – Sketches of Neighboring Slaveholders

    09 – Sketches of Neighboring Slaveholders

    17/10/2017 Duração: 17min

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  • 10 – A Perilous Passage in the Slave Girl’s Life

    10 – A Perilous Passage in the Slave Girl’s Life

    16/10/2017 Duração: 13min

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  • 11 – A New Tie to Life

    11 – A New Tie to Life

    15/10/2017 Duração: 11min

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  • 12 – Fear of Insurrection

    12 – Fear of Insurrection

    14/10/2017 Duração: 11min

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  • 13 – The Church and Slavery

    13 – The Church and Slavery

    13/10/2017 Duração: 18min

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  • 14 – Another Link to Life

    14 – Another Link to Life

    12/10/2017 Duração: 08min

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  • 15 – Continued Persecutions

    15 – Continued Persecutions

    11/10/2017 Duração: 14min

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  • 16 – Scenes at the Plantation

    16 – Scenes at the Plantation

    10/10/2017 Duração: 21min

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  • 17 – The Flight

    17 – The Flight

    09/10/2017 Duração: 07min

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  • 18 – Months of Peril

    18 – Months of Peril

    08/10/2017 Duração: 16min

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  • 19 – The Children Sold

    19 – The Children Sold

    07/10/2017 Duração: 11min

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