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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet A. Jacobs; Jean Fagan Yellin Review by: Lewright B. Sikes Journal of the Early Republic, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Winter, 1987), pp. 425-426 Published by: University of Pennsylvania Press on behalf of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3123743 . Accessed: 07/12/2012 06:12 Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions of Use, available at . http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp

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diplomacy as commander of the Pacific fleet. She has also taken the considerable time and effort needed to unravel and describe the complexities, rivalries, and tensions which characterized the peacetime navy in the three decades after the War of 1812. The result is an excellent account of the difficulties of service in a relatively small peacetime navy with too many ambitious younger officers, too many unretired older officers, and too few opportunities for individual advancement. This life and times biography was obviously a labor of love to which the author devoted more than twenty-five years. The effort shows. The book is well crafted,...
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