Harriet A. Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by herself was first published in 1861. Since then, it has remained the classic example of the slave narrative genre. The autobiography tells of her life as a slave and her escape to the north in the 1830s.
In order to answer the doubt that he was ever a slave Frederick Douglass wrote his autobiography in 1845. He rewrote this in 1881 as The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. The book has since become a classic of American...
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