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Her Voice Echoes

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Her Voice Echoes presents women's history through letters, editorials, articles and other documents written by and, sometimes, about women. Our goal is to hear the voices of women across time, whether it's a court case from Plymouth Colony, a letter home from a daughter visiting London in the 1880s, or an email from a soldier in Iraq to her husband back home in the US. We hear the voices of women whose names you may know and from others who lived their lives in obscurity. We explore the big issues of the day and simple pleasures of lives well lived.

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Her Voice Echoes presents women's history through letters, editorials, articles and other documents written by and, sometimes, about women. Our goal is to hear the voices of women across time, whether it's a court case from Plymouth Colony, a letter home from a daughter visiting London in the 1880s, or an email from a soldier in Iraq to her husband back home in the US. We hear the voices of women whose names you may know and from others who lived their lives in obscurity. We explore the big issues of the day and simple pleasures of lives well lived.

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By whitefishmmm - Nov 17 2016
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Poignant stories, beautifully read.

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By Parishats - Nov 17 2016
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Thank you for sharing these amazing stories!

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14 Ratings
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14
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By whitefishmmm - Nov 17 2016
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Poignant stories, beautifully read.

Thank you!

By Parishats - Nov 17 2016
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Thank you for sharing these amazing stories!
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Her Voice Echoes

Latest release on Jan 24, 2019

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Her Voice Echoes presents women's history through letters, editorials, articles and other documents written by and, sometimes, about women. Our goal is to hear the voices of women across time, whether it's a court case from Plymouth Colony, a letter home from a daughter visiting London in the 1880s, or an email from a soldier in Iraq to her husband back home in the US. We hear the voices of women whose names you may know and from others who lived their lives in obscurity. We explore the big issues of the day and simple pleasures of lives well lived.

Rank #1: 009: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Chapters 15-17)

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In episode 009 of Her Voice Echoes we continue to hear about the life of Harriet Jacobs, a woman born in 1813 in Edenton, NC. Harriet was enslaved for 27 years, eventually escaping to the North, where in 1861 she published a book called, “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.”

Episode 009 includes chapters 15-17 of the book. In these chapters Harriet is in her late teens and early 20s. Dr. Flint, her enslaver, turns violent, abusing Harriett both physically and emotionally. When her will isn't broken, he forces Harriett to move from her Grandmother's home in town to the family plantation. When Harriet learns that her children are to join her on the plantation, she must decide whether to stay and consign her children to a degraded life in bondage or flee and risk not only her own life, but those of her children as well.

The book was written to appeal to the white women of the North. It combines the genres of slave narrative and sentimental novel and focuses on the themes of family, motherhood, chastity and sexual oppression. It was considered bold and indelicate at the time it was written. Harriet doesn't dance around the topic of white men abusing black women. It was initially published as a serialized novel in a newspaper and then published as a book in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent.

www.hervoiceechoes.com

Click here (www.patreon.com/hervoiceechoes) if you'd like to support our podcast series. We appreciate your help.

Mar 26 2017

46mins

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Rank #2: 008: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Chapters 12-14)

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In episode 008 of Her Voice Echoes we hear about the later teenage years of Harriet Jacobs, a woman born into slavery in 1813 in Edenton, NC. Harriet was enslaved for 27 years, eventually escaping to the North, where in 1861 she published a book called, “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.”

Episode 008 includes chapters 12-14 of the book. In these chapters, Dr. Flint, her enslaver, is becoming more violent and gives her a serious ultimatum that will affect both Harriet and her children's lives. Harriet continues her relationship with Mr. Sands and gives birth to another child, a daughter. She also describes. the reaction of the enslavers after Nat Turner's rebellion and the role of the church and enslavement.

The book is an autobiographical novel written to appeal to the white women of the North. It combines the genres of slave narrative and sentimental novel and focuses on the themes of family, motherhood, chastity and sexual oppression. It was considered bold and indelicate at the time it was written. Harriet doesn't dance around the topic of white men abusing black women. It was initially published as a serialized novel in a newspaper and then published as a book in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent.

www.hervoiceechoes.com

Click here (www.patreon.com/hervoiceechoes) if you'd like to support our podcast series. We appreciate your help.

Jan 25 2017

39mins

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Rank #3: 007: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Chapters 9-11)

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In episode 007 of Her Voice Echoes we hear about the teenage years of Harriet Jacobs, a woman born into slavery in 1813 in Edenton, NC. Harriet was enslaved for 27 years, eventually escaping to the North, where in 1861 she published a book called, “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.” Episode 007 includes chapters 9-11 of that book. In these chapters, Harriet talks about Dr. Flint's continued sexual pursuit and coercion that culminates in Harriet making a difficult decision that will change the course of her life. She also describes the brutality of other enslavers in the neighborhood, including a Mrs. Wade who is an expert with the whip and other tools for brutalization and forcing of submission. All of these people are deemed good Christians by white society.

The book is an autobiographical novel written to appeal to the white women of the North. It combines the genres of slave narrative and sentimental novel and focuses on the themes of family, motherhood, chastity and sexual oppression. It was considered bold and indelicate at the time it was written. Harriet doesn't dance around the topic of white men abusing black women. It was initially published as a serialized novel in a newspaper and then published as a book in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent.

www.hervoiceechoes.com

Click here (www.patreon.com/hervoiceechoes) if you'd like to support our podcast series. We appreciate your help.

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Jan 15 2017

42mins

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Rank #4: 006: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Chapters 5-8)

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In episode 06 of Her Voice Echoes we hear about the early teenage years of Harriet Jacobs, a woman born into slavery in 1813 in Edenton, NC. Harriet was enslaved for 27, eventually escaping to the North, where in 1861 she published a book called, "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl." Episode 006 includes chapters 5-8 of that book. In these chapters, Harriet talks about how Dr. Flint, her enslaver, is pressuring her to have sex with him. She describes the jealousy of Dr. Flint's wife and her fear for her life. And, we hear about her first love and her attempts to get Flint to sell her to this young man, who is a skilled carpenter and a free black man.

The book is an autobiographical novel written to appeal to the white women of the North. It combines the genres of slave narrative and sentimental novel and focuses on the themes of family, motherhood, chastity and sexual oppression. It was considered bold and indelicate at the time it was written. Harriet doesn't dance around the topic of white men abusing black women. It was initially published as a serialized novel in a newspaper and then published as a book in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent.

www.hervoiceechoes.com

Click here (www.patreon.com/hervoiceechoes) if you'd like to support our podcast series. We appreciate your help.

Dec 31 2016

44mins

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Rank #5: 005: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Chapters 1-4)

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In episode 005 of Her Voice Echoes we hear the early life of Harriet Jacobs, a woman born into slavery in 1813 in Edenton, NC. Harriet was enslaved for 27 years, eventually escaping to the North, where in 1861 she published a book called, "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl." Episode 005 includes chapters 1-4 of that book.

The book is an autobiographical novel written to appeal to the white women of the North. It combines the genres of slave narrative and sentimental novel and focuses on the themes of family, motherhood, chastity and sexual oppression. It was considered bold and indelicate at the time it was written. Harriet doesn't dance around the topic of white men abusing black women. It was initially published as a serialized novel in a newspaper and then published as a book in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent.

www.hervoiceechoes.com

Click here (https://www.patreon.com/hervoiceechoes) if you'd like to support our podcast series. We appreciate your help.

Dec 08 2016

53mins

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014: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Chapters 36-40)

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Episode 014 includes chapters 36-40 of the book. Harriet is finally free from her miserable prison of the last seven years. She is living in the North initially in Boston and then upstate NY. In between, she spends time in England, where she gets a new perspective on race relations. She must contend with the constant threat of "recapture" by the Flints. Throughout, though, Harriet's militant spirit is ever present.

The book was written to appeal to the white women of the North. It combines the genres of slave narrative and sentimental novel and focuses on the themes of family, motherhood, chastity and sexual oppression. It was considered bold and indelicate at the time it was written. Harriet doesn't dance around the topic of white men abusing black women. It was initially published as a serialized novel in a newspaper and then published as a book in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent.

Here are the names of the fictionalized characters and their real counterparts:

Linda Brett: Harriet Jacobs
William Brett: John Jacobs
Harriet's father: Elijah Knox
Harriet's mother: Delilah Horniblow
Aunt Martha: Molly Horniblow
Benny Sands: Joseph Sawyer
Ellen Sands: Louisa Sawyer
Ruth Nash: Margaret Horniblow
Dr. Flint: Dr. James Norcom
Mrs. Flint: Mary Curtis Norcom
Emily Flint: Mary Matilda Norcom
Mr. Sands: Samuel Tredwell Sawyer

www.hervoiceechoes.com

Click here (www.patreon.com/hervoiceechoes) if you'd like to support our podcast series. We appreciate your help.

The image that accompanies this podcast is a copy of the Abolitionist paper, "The Liberator," published in Boston.

Jan 24 2019

56mins

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013: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Chapters 30-35)

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In episode 013 of Her Voice Echoes we continue to hear about the life of Harriet Jacobs, a woman born in 1813 in Edenton, NC. Harriet was enslaved for 27 years, eventually escaping to the North, where in 1861 she published a book called, “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.”

Episode 013 includes chapters 30-35 of the book. Harriet is finally free from her miserable prison of the last seven years. She heads to the North, first stopping in Philadelphia and then heading on to New York, where she is reunited with Ellen and Benny. But, all is not well. She must contend with the constant threat of "recapture" by the Flints, Ellen is in a dire situation (Mr. Sanders has not fulfilled his promise to educate her), and she is confronted with the racism and segregation of the North. Throughout, though, Harriet's militant spirit is ever present.

The book was written to appeal to the white women of the North. It combines the genres of slave narrative and sentimental novel and focuses on the themes of family, motherhood, chastity and sexual oppression. It was considered bold and indelicate at the time it was written. Harriet doesn't dance around the topic of white men abusing black women. It was initially published as a serialized novel in a newspaper and then published as a book in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent.

Here are the names of the fictionalized characters and their real counterparts:

Linda Brett: Harriet Jacobs
William Brett: John Jacobs
Harriet's father: Elijah Knox
Harriet's mother: Delilah Horniblow
Aunt Martha: Molly Horniblow
Benny Sands: Joseph Sawyer
Ellen Sands: Louisa Sawyer
Ruth Nash: Margaret Horniblow
Dr. Flint: Dr. James Norcom
Mrs. Flint: Mary Curtis Norcom
Emily Flint: Mary Matilda Norcom
Mr. Sands: Samuel Tredwell Sawyer

www.hervoiceechoes.com

Click here (www.patreon.com/hervoiceechoes) if you'd like to support our podcast series. We appreciate your help.

The image that accompanies this podcast is of the African Episcopal Church of Philadelphia, established in 1792.

Jan 09 2018

54mins

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012: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Chapters 27-29)

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In episode 012 of Her Voice Echoes we continue to hear about the life of Harriet Jacobs, a woman born in 1813 in Edenton, NC. Harriet was enslaved for 27 years, eventually escaping to the North, where in 1861 she published a book called, “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.”

Episode 012 includes chapters 27-29 of the book. Harriet is in the last couple of years of her time spent in her attic hideaway above her grandmother's storeroom. She continues to suffer physical pain and mental anguish, while her enslaver and abuser, Dr. Flint, continues his hunt for her. In addition, she worries about the future of her children and takes action to ensure their freedom, as their father is now married and the Flints are up to all kinds of mischief.

As chapter 29 ends, Harriet is finally making her way to the North and the Free States.

The book was written to appeal to the white women of the North. It combines the genres of slave narrative and sentimental novel and focuses on the themes of family, motherhood, chastity and sexual oppression. It was considered bold and indelicate at the time it was written. Harriet doesn't dance around the topic of white men abusing black women. It was initially published as a serialized novel in a newspaper and then published as a book in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent.

Here are the names of the fictionalized characters and their real counterparts:

Linda Brett: Harriet Jacobs
William Brett: John Jacobs
Harriet's father: Elijah Knox
Harriet's mother: Delilah Horniblow
Aunt Martha: Molly Horniblow
Benny Sands: Joseph Sawyer
Ellen Sands: Louisa Sawyer
Ruth Nash: Margaret Horniblow
Dr. Flint: Dr. James Norcom
Mrs. Flint: Mary Curtis Norcom
Emily Flint: Mary Matilda Norcom
Mr. Sands: Samuel Tredwell Sawyer

www.hervoiceechoes.com

Click here (www.patreon.com/hervoiceechoes) if you'd like to support our podcast series. We appreciate your help.

Jun 15 2017

52mins

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011: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Chapters 21-26)

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In episode 011 of Her Voice Echoes we continue to hear about the life of Harriet Jacobs, a woman born in 1813 in Edenton, NC. Harriet was enslaved for 27 years, eventually escaping to the North, where in 1861 she published a book called, “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.”

Episode 011 includes chapters 21-26 of the book. Harriet is now in her attic hideaway above her grandmother's storeroom. Here she will live for nearly seven years, suffering physical pain and mental anguish, while her enslaver and abuser continues his hunt for Harriet.

The book was written to appeal to the white women of the North. It combines the genres of slave narrative and sentimental novel and focuses on the themes of family, motherhood, chastity and sexual oppression. It was considered bold and indelicate at the time it was written. Harriet doesn't dance around the topic of white men abusing black women. It was initially published as a serialized novel in a newspaper and then published as a book in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent.

Here are the names of the fictionalized characters and their real counterparts:

Linda Brett: Harriet Jacobs
William Brett: John Jacobs
Harriet's father: Elijah Knox
Harriet's mother: Delilah Horniblow
Aunt Martha: Molly Horniblow
Benny Sands: Joseph Sawyer
Ellen Sands: Louisa Sawyer
Ruth Nash: Margaret Horniblow
Dr. Flint: Dr. James Norcom
Mrs. Flint: Mary Curtis Norcom
Emily Flint: Mary Matilda Norcom
Mr. Sands: Samuel Tredwell Sawyer

www.hervoiceechoes.com

Click here (www.patreon.com/hervoiceechoes) if you'd like to support our podcast series. We appreciate your help.

Jun 09 2017

53mins

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010: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Chapters 18-20)

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In episode 010 of Her Voice Echoes we continue to hear about the life of Harriet Jacobs, a woman born in 1813 in Edenton, NC. Harriet was enslaved for 27 years, eventually escaping to the North, where in 1861 she published a book called, “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.”

Episode 010 includes chapters 18-20 of the book. Harriet is now on the run, moving from hiding place to hiding place as her enslaver, Dr. Flint works hard to try and find her. She moves from a friend's house, to a hiding place in a white woman's home and finally, hides during the day in a snake-infested swamp, while sleeping on a ship. Her existence is both perilous and physically miserable. Meanwhile, her children and brother William bear the burden of her escape, as they are imprisoned in the town jail in an attempt to induce Harriet to turn herself in. Finally, though, they are delivered into safe hands.

The book was written to appeal to the white women of the North. It combines the genres of slave narrative and sentimental novel and focuses on the themes of family, motherhood, chastity and sexual oppression. It was considered bold and indelicate at the time it was written. Harriet doesn't dance around the topic of white men abusing black women. It was initially published as a serialized novel in a newspaper and then published as a book in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent.

Here are the names of the fictionalized characters and their real counterparts:

Linda Brett: Harriet Jacobs
William Brett: John Jacobs
Harriet's father: Elijah Knox
Harriet's mother: Delilah Horniblow
Aunt Martha: Molly Horniblow
Benny Sands: Joseph Sawyer
Ellen Sands: Louisa Sawyer
Ruth Nash: Margaret Horniblow
Dr. Flint: Dr. James Norcom
Mrs. Flint: Mary Curtis Norcom
Emily Flint: Mary Matilda Norcom
Mr. Sands: Samuel Tredwell Sawyer

www.hervoiceechoes.com

Click here (www.patreon.com/hervoiceechoes) if you'd like to support our podcast series. We appreciate your help.

Mar 29 2017

41mins

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009: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Chapters 15-17)

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In episode 009 of Her Voice Echoes we continue to hear about the life of Harriet Jacobs, a woman born in 1813 in Edenton, NC. Harriet was enslaved for 27 years, eventually escaping to the North, where in 1861 she published a book called, “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.”

Episode 009 includes chapters 15-17 of the book. In these chapters Harriet is in her late teens and early 20s. Dr. Flint, her enslaver, turns violent, abusing Harriett both physically and emotionally. When her will isn't broken, he forces Harriett to move from her Grandmother's home in town to the family plantation. When Harriet learns that her children are to join her on the plantation, she must decide whether to stay and consign her children to a degraded life in bondage or flee and risk not only her own life, but those of her children as well.

The book was written to appeal to the white women of the North. It combines the genres of slave narrative and sentimental novel and focuses on the themes of family, motherhood, chastity and sexual oppression. It was considered bold and indelicate at the time it was written. Harriet doesn't dance around the topic of white men abusing black women. It was initially published as a serialized novel in a newspaper and then published as a book in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent.

www.hervoiceechoes.com

Click here (www.patreon.com/hervoiceechoes) if you'd like to support our podcast series. We appreciate your help.

Mar 26 2017

46mins

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008: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Chapters 12-14)

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In episode 008 of Her Voice Echoes we hear about the later teenage years of Harriet Jacobs, a woman born into slavery in 1813 in Edenton, NC. Harriet was enslaved for 27 years, eventually escaping to the North, where in 1861 she published a book called, “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.”

Episode 008 includes chapters 12-14 of the book. In these chapters, Dr. Flint, her enslaver, is becoming more violent and gives her a serious ultimatum that will affect both Harriet and her children's lives. Harriet continues her relationship with Mr. Sands and gives birth to another child, a daughter. She also describes. the reaction of the enslavers after Nat Turner's rebellion and the role of the church and enslavement.

The book is an autobiographical novel written to appeal to the white women of the North. It combines the genres of slave narrative and sentimental novel and focuses on the themes of family, motherhood, chastity and sexual oppression. It was considered bold and indelicate at the time it was written. Harriet doesn't dance around the topic of white men abusing black women. It was initially published as a serialized novel in a newspaper and then published as a book in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent.

www.hervoiceechoes.com

Click here (www.patreon.com/hervoiceechoes) if you'd like to support our podcast series. We appreciate your help.

Jan 25 2017

39mins

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007: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Chapters 9-11)

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In episode 007 of Her Voice Echoes we hear about the teenage years of Harriet Jacobs, a woman born into slavery in 1813 in Edenton, NC. Harriet was enslaved for 27 years, eventually escaping to the North, where in 1861 she published a book called, “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.” Episode 007 includes chapters 9-11 of that book. In these chapters, Harriet talks about Dr. Flint's continued sexual pursuit and coercion that culminates in Harriet making a difficult decision that will change the course of her life. She also describes the brutality of other enslavers in the neighborhood, including a Mrs. Wade who is an expert with the whip and other tools for brutalization and forcing of submission. All of these people are deemed good Christians by white society.

The book is an autobiographical novel written to appeal to the white women of the North. It combines the genres of slave narrative and sentimental novel and focuses on the themes of family, motherhood, chastity and sexual oppression. It was considered bold and indelicate at the time it was written. Harriet doesn't dance around the topic of white men abusing black women. It was initially published as a serialized novel in a newspaper and then published as a book in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent.

www.hervoiceechoes.com

Click here (www.patreon.com/hervoiceechoes) if you'd like to support our podcast series. We appreciate your help.

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Jan 15 2017

42mins

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006: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Chapters 5-8)

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In episode 06 of Her Voice Echoes we hear about the early teenage years of Harriet Jacobs, a woman born into slavery in 1813 in Edenton, NC. Harriet was enslaved for 27, eventually escaping to the North, where in 1861 she published a book called, "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl." Episode 006 includes chapters 5-8 of that book. In these chapters, Harriet talks about how Dr. Flint, her enslaver, is pressuring her to have sex with him. She describes the jealousy of Dr. Flint's wife and her fear for her life. And, we hear about her first love and her attempts to get Flint to sell her to this young man, who is a skilled carpenter and a free black man.

The book is an autobiographical novel written to appeal to the white women of the North. It combines the genres of slave narrative and sentimental novel and focuses on the themes of family, motherhood, chastity and sexual oppression. It was considered bold and indelicate at the time it was written. Harriet doesn't dance around the topic of white men abusing black women. It was initially published as a serialized novel in a newspaper and then published as a book in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent.

www.hervoiceechoes.com

Click here (www.patreon.com/hervoiceechoes) if you'd like to support our podcast series. We appreciate your help.

Dec 31 2016

44mins

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005: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Chapters 1-4)

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In episode 005 of Her Voice Echoes we hear the early life of Harriet Jacobs, a woman born into slavery in 1813 in Edenton, NC. Harriet was enslaved for 27 years, eventually escaping to the North, where in 1861 she published a book called, "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl." Episode 005 includes chapters 1-4 of that book.

The book is an autobiographical novel written to appeal to the white women of the North. It combines the genres of slave narrative and sentimental novel and focuses on the themes of family, motherhood, chastity and sexual oppression. It was considered bold and indelicate at the time it was written. Harriet doesn't dance around the topic of white men abusing black women. It was initially published as a serialized novel in a newspaper and then published as a book in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent.

www.hervoiceechoes.com

Click here (https://www.patreon.com/hervoiceechoes) if you'd like to support our podcast series. We appreciate your help.

Dec 08 2016

53mins

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004: Letters from the Heart, Irish Immigration in the 1800s

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In this episode we build a small part of the story of Irish immigration to the US and Canada through letters to and from Ireland and through women's stories of their lives as they told them to family and friends. It's a story of sadness, love, yearning for home, death, humor, and, ultimately for some, success.

We include:

Mary McLean Walsh's arrival in Quebec from Ireland in 1832 at the age of 16. She and her family land in the middle of an epidemic. The consequences are harrowing.

Margaret McCarty's letter home from New York City to her family in Ireland in 1850 when Margaret was 23. She writes about immigrants clustering in the big cities on the east coast and depressing wages. She recommends that her parents come if they can and gives guidance on what to bring on the journey, including cash to fund leaving the east coast and going into the interior of the country.

Letters between Elizabeth and James Christey in 1846. He was in Minnesota building their homestead while she was in New York waiting with their children. She was 28 at the time.

A letter from Michael and Mary Rush in Ireland to Mary's parents in Quebec dated September 6, 1846. Michael and Mary are begging Mary's parents to send money to get them out of Ireland. They are starving.

A passionate letter from Hannah Curtis in Ireland to her brother John in Philadelphia begging and demanding that he keep his promise to get her and her family out of Ireland. The letter is dated April 21, 1847. Her anger is palpable.

A sad, desperate letter from Mrs. Nolan in Ireland to her son Pat in Providence, RI. The letter is dated October 8, 1850. Mrs. Nolan and her younger son are starving. They pawned the furniture and moved out of their home with the expectation that money was coming to fund their flight to America. It has not arrived.

A short, funny note from Celia Grimes in Flushing, NY to her family back in Ireland. The letter is dated June 12, 1869.

A sad letter from Cathy Greene in Brooklyn to her mother in Ireland. She misses home and is filled with fear about her family. The letter is dated August 1, 1884.

The story of Ann, an Irish cook. It recounts her 50+ years in the US, including the trip from Ireland, her years of working as a domestic servant and her family's success in the US. Ann's story was published in 1906 in an anthology titled, The Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans as Told by Themselves. The publisher was Hamilton Holt, the editor of the liberal New York newspaper, The Independent.

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Nov 21 2016

45mins

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003: New York's Gay Girls and Jolly Boys (1881) and The German Nurse Girl (1906)

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This episode looks at Coney Island in 1881 and tells the story of a German immigrant girl in 1906 who loves amusements, including Coney Island and Rockaway Beach. The Coney Island story comes from a book titled, "Coney Island Folies: How New York's Gay Girls and Jolly Boys Enjoy Themselves by the Sea!" It was published in 1881 by Richard K. Fox. The story of Agnes, the German nursemaid, was published in 1906 in an anthology titled, "The Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans as Told by Themselves." The publisher was Hamilton Holt, the editor of the liberal New York newspaper, The Independent.

Coney Island in 1881 was a place where women could be free of the normal constraints of society. They played, they swam, they flirted. They had fun. They also skirted the boundaries of society, acting in ways that many saw as shameful and scandalous. By the time Agnes, our German nursemaid was visiting the Island in 1906, Coney Island had turned into an attraction, with rides, shows and dances to delight all.

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Nov 12 2016

40mins

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002: The French Dressmaker (1906)

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In this episode we hear from twenty-five-year-old Amelia des Moulins, a French dressmaker and immigrant living in New York City. Amelia came to the U.S. in 1899. Amelia talks about life in Paris before coming to the U.S., the fashion industry in Paris and New York, and her hard work to be a success in a new country. Her story was collected as part of an anthology published in 1906, titled, The Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans. The anthology was edited by Hamilton Holt, editor and publisher of the liberal weekly The Independent and later president of Rollins College.

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Oct 25 2016

33mins

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001: A Polish Sweat Shop Girl and a Farmer's Wife (1906)

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In this episode we hear from sixteen-year-old Sadie Frowne, a Polish immigrant living in New York City and working in a sweatshop. We also hear from an anonymous farmer's wife living in the midwestern United States. Both stories were collected as part of an anthology published in 1906, titled, "The Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans." The anthology was edited by Hamilton Holt, editor and publisher of the liberal weekly "The Independent" and later president of Rollins College.

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Sep 18 2016

41mins

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By whitefishmmm - Nov 17 2016
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Poignant stories, beautifully read.

Thank you!

By Parishats - Nov 17 2016
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Thank you for sharing these amazing stories!