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Whispers of Cruel Wrongs: The Correspondence of Louisa Jacobs and Her Circle, 1879-1911
edited by Mary Maillard
University of Wisconsin Press, 2020
Paper: 978-0-299-31184-1 | eISBN: 978-0-299-31183-4 | Cloth: 978-0-299-31180-3
Library of Congress Classification E185.96.W475 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.48896073

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Harriet Jacobs's famous autobiography, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, includes her heartbreaking account of parting with her young daughter, Louisa, who had been taken away to the North by her white father. Here, Mary Maillard follows the thread of the Jacobs family lineage by revealing the communications of Louisa Jacobs and her close friends in more than seventy previously unidentified letters. In this annotated correspondence, new voices call out from the lost world of nineteenth-century African American women who persevered despite difficult family obligations and the racial strife that marked the post-Reconstruction era.

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