Contributor biographical information for Incidents in the life of a slave girl / written by herself, Harriet Jacobs. With A true tale of slavery / by John S. Jacobs ; edited with an introduction and notes by Nell Irvin Painter.

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Nell Irvin Painter is the author of Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol and Standing at Armageddon, the United States, 1877-1919, The Narrative of Hosea Hudson and Exodusters: Black Migration to Kansas After Reconstruction. She is Edwards Professor of History at Princeton University, where she currently heads the program in African-American Studies.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Jacobs, Harriet A. -- (Harriet Ann), -- 1813-1897.
Jacobs, John S., -- 1815-1875.
Slaves -- United States -- Biography.
Women slaves -- United States -- Biography.