Book Discussion on Harriet Jacobs: A Life

Jean Fagan Yellin talked about her biography Harriet Jacobs: A Life, published by Basic Books. It profiled the life of slave woman… read more

Jean Fagan Yellin talked about her biography Harriet Jacobs: A Life, published by Basic Books. It profiled the life of slave woman Harriet Jacobs. The author explains that Harriet Jacobs became the first-ever published slave woman with the publication of her book, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, nearly 150 years ago. Ms. Yellin detailed the former slave girl’s adolescent years of sexual abuse, seven years of hiding in an attic, and her eventual escape to the North. After the discussion, she responded to audience questions. close

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Book Discussion on Harriet Jacobs: A Life

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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jun 25, 2005
Last Aired:
Oct 8, 2005

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  • Jun 25, 2005 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 15, 2005 | 12:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 21, 2005 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 08, 2005 | 12:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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