Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

by Harriet A. JacobsLinda Brent
Contributors: Paul L. HebertLydia Maria Child

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is the autobiography of Harriet A. Jacobs, published in 1861 under the pen name Linda Brent. Well-known abolitionist Lydia Maria Child was invited by the publisher to write an introduction. Jacobs describes her life as a slave and how she gained freedom for herself and for her children.