| 5 stars
True memoir penned by Harriet Jacobs and the inhumanity of life as a slave. This was written in 1861 and was very controversial at the time of it’s release, as many debunked the truth of Jacobs because slaves were not allowed to learn how to write or read. (Ms. Jacobs was a house servant who’s mistress ~ ie owner ~ allowed her to take books to her grandmother’s and also helped her to read and write; her mistress was 7 years old.)
The cruelty which we inflict on other human beings never ceases to curdle my soul.
Everyone should read this. You can get your copy free at Internet Archive
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl – – Harriet Jacobs ~ A review