Contents • ix

1997 Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825-1911) 1999 The Slave Mother

2000 The Tennessee Hero

2001 Free Labor

2003 An Appeal to the American People 2004 The Colored People in America

2005 Speech: On the Twenty-Fourth Anniversary of the

American Anti-Slavery Society 2007 The Two Offers

2014 Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823-1911)

2016 from Nat Turner's Insurrection .

2026 Letter to Mrs. Higginson on Emily Dickinson

2029 Harriet Ann Jacobs (1813-1897)

2031 from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

2031 Chapter I, Childhood
2033 Chapter VI, The Jealous Mistress
2037 Chapter X, A Perilous Passage in the Slave Girl's Life
2041 Chapter XVI, Scenes ar the Plantation
2047 Chapter XXI, The Loophole of Retreat
2049 Chapter XLI, Ftee at Last

2055 HatrietJacobs to Ednah Dow Cheney

2056 Mary Boykin Chesnut (1823-1886) 2058 from Maty Chesnut's Civil War

2058 March 18, 1861
2059 August 26, 1861
2061 October 13, 1861
2062 October 20, 1861
2063 January 16, 1865
2064 January 17, 1865

2065 Wendell Phillips (1811-1884) 2066 from Toussaint L'Ouverture

2076 Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

2078 Address at the Dedication of the Gettysb~rg National Cemetery 2079 Second Inaugural Address

2081 Literature and the "Woman Question"

2082 Sarah Moore Grimke (1792-1873)

2082 from Letters on the Equality of the Sexes, and the Condition of Woman

2082 Letter VIII, The Condition of Women in the United States