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Written by: Harriet Jacobs

Type of Work: novel

Genre: narrative

Main Characters: Linda Brent; Aunt Martha; Dr. Flint

First Published: 1861

Setting: 1813-1849; North Carolina and New York

The three most important aspects of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl:

  • Harriet Jacobs was one of the few ex-slaves to...
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What are vituperations? (From Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl)

Vituperations means abusive language. He noticed this; and while I stood before him, trembling with weakness, he heaped upon me . . . More

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