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The Lost Heiress (Ladies of the Manor)
Roseanna M. White
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Reading progress update: I've read 38 out of 176 pages.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Harriet Jacobs

Unfortunately,  I have had very little time to read this week. I was hoping to read this book in one complete sitting. It's a short read written by former slave Harriet Thomas, who used the pseudonym Linda Brent to protect loved ones when the book was originally published. It's an eye opening look into the daily life, painful reality, and brutal hardships that slaves suffered at the hands of cruel, heartless, dishonorable men and women. Harriet Thomas was an inspiration to many and she poured her heart and soul into this book in hopes to gain Northern sympathy and to convince "people of the Free States" that slavery was a foul abomination, a den of corruption and extreme cruelty. 

 

I'm on page thirty-eight. Thirty-five pages have already broken my heart. Harriet Thomas, a woman made of steel and true grit. Inspirational!