Jacobs, Harriet A. 1813-1897.

The Harriet Jacobs family papers / Jean Fagan Yellin, editor ; Joseph M. Thomas, executive editor ; Kate Culkin, associate editor ; Scott Korb, associate editor. - Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2008. - 2 v. (lxxxi, 929 p.) : ill., maps ; 25 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)

accompanying CD-ROM (electronic resource) Harriet Jacobs family papers: volumes 1 & 2 LC copy 2, vol. 1 imperfect: CD-ROM wanting.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

pt. 1. September 1810-November 1843: Slavery and Resistance -- pt. 2. September 1845-April 1849: British Respite, Northern Activism -- pt. 3. April 1849-December 1852: Friendship, Fear, Freedom -- pt. 4. January 1853-May 1858: Writing a Life -- June 1858-January 1861: The Slave's Own Story -- pt. 6. January 1861-March 1862: Winning Hearts and Minds -- pt. 7. August 1862-October 1863: Alexandria: The Heart of the Struggle -- pt. 8. October 1863-April 1865: Alexandria: Building Freedom -- pt. 9. April 1865-September 1866: Savannah and the Fight for Reconstruction -- pt. 10. November 1866-August 1868: A New Cause and an Old Commitment -- November 1868-April 1887: From Public to Private -- pt. 12. August 1888-June 1917: Endings.

Harriet Jacob's life exemplifies the history of her people throughout the nineteenth century. The Harriet Jacobs Family Papers, composed of writings by Jacobs, her brother John S. Jacobs, and her daughter Louisa Matilda Jacobs, writings to them, and private and public writings about them, presents a unique angle of vision. Fueled by the conflict between the impluse of liberty inspiring American life and the institution of chattel slavery blighting that life, the papers collected here off new perspectives on nineteenth-century struggles against slavery, racism, and sexism. The Harriet Jacobs Family Papers is designed as a lasting contribution to the ongoing study of the ways in which these national struggles and the social conditions that gave rise to them have shaped our culture and continue to shape our lives.

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Jacobs, Harriet A. 1813-1897 --Correspondence.
Jacobs, John S., 1815-1875 --Correspondence.
Jacobs, Louisa Matilda, 1833-1917 --Correspondence.


Women social reformers--United States--Correspondence.
Social reformers--United States--Correspondence.
Slavery--History--United States--19th century--Sources.
Slaves--Emancipation--United States--Sources.
African Americans--Social conditions--19th century--Sources.
Social movements--History--United States--19th century--Sources.


United States--Social conditions--19th century--Sources.

E444.J17 / A4 2008

306.3/62092