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Early American Fiction Collection

EAF Author: Harriet Jacobs (1813-1897)

Works in the Collection

Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery in North Carolina, but escaped and made her way to New York City after years in hiding. Under the pen name Linda Brent, Jacobs wrote of her experiences in Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl, Written by Herself.

Works in the EAF Collection

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Written by Herself (1861) (Restricted)