by Harriet Jacobs
March 2, 2011 For the contemporary woman, feminist classics don't always do the trick — most of us believe there's more to life than marriage or madness. To kick off Women's History Month, author Stephanie Staal suggests three books about mold-breaking heroines, sure to inspire your inner feminist.
January 7, 2008 Harriet Jacobs' personal journey from slavery to freedom was detailed in her 1861 memoir, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Jean Fagan Yellin, a professor at Pace University, studied the life of Jacobs. Yellin discusses Jacobs' life after being freed and why her writings sometimes trigger debate.
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