Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is a slave narrative about the injustices suffered by a female slave. Linda Brent is born into slavery, living relatively happily until her new master, Dr. Flint, attempts to rape her. Linda enters into an affair with Mr. Sands, a white man with whom she has two children. Fearing revenge against herself and her children, Linda hides in the attic for seven years while her children are sold off. Eventually Linda escapes to the north but is caught and re-enslaved.
Up From Slavery is a 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington, his experiences coming from slavery, becoming educated and working to promote education for blacks. His philosophy of education coupled academic learning with practical trade skills, allowing whites to see the possible benefits of black education. Despite some criticism of being an accomodationist by more radical black activists, Washington was able to harness philanthropy and white sympathizers to help educate blacks across America.