The first edition (1861), with the editors' explanatory annotations, introduction, and glossary of the people of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.
Key public statements by Harriet Jacobs, William C. Nell, the Reverend Francis J. Grimke, and others.
A rich selection of correspondence by Harriet Jacobs, Lydia Maria Child, and John Greenleaf Whittier, suggesting Incidents's initial reception.
Ten major critical essays, six of them new to the Second Edition.
A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography.
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