Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3749406650

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 202

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Having been born a freeman, and for more than thirty years enjoyed the blessings of liberty in a free State-and having at the end of that time been kidnapped and sold into Slavery, where I remained, until happily rescued in the month of January, 1853, after a bondage of twelve years-it has been suggested that an account of my life and fortunes would not be uninteresting to the public. Since my return to liberty, I have not failed to perceive the increasing interest throughout the Northern States, in regard to the subject of Slavery. Works of fiction, professing to portray its features in their more pleasing as well as more repugnant aspects, have been circulated to an extent unprecedented, and, as I understand, have created a fruitful topic of comment and discussion. I can speak of Slavery only so far as it came under my own observation-only so far as I have known and experienced it in my own person. My object is, to give a candid and truthful statement of facts: to repeat the story of my life, without exaggeration, leaving it for others to determine, whether even the pages of fiction present a picture of more cruel wrong or a severer bondage.

Solomon Northup's Twelve Years a Slave

Author: N.A

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 9781455612048

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 228

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"The retelling of Solomon Northup's true story is a valuable contribution to black history. Readers of all ages will enjoy . . . this important account." -Charles A. Hicks, former Arkansas state supervisor of education "Solomon Northup's trials and tribulations are retold in such a way that young-adult readers will be totally captivated by his story." -Children's Literature Solomon Northup, a family man and hack driver in upstate New York, was kidnapped, whisked away from his home, and sold into slavery. His remarkable account of the epic journey from free man of color to slave to free man again is even more astonishing because it was written entirely from memory. As a slave, Northup was permitted neither pen nor paper, yet he was able to recall his ordeal in exacting detail. Considered one of the best firsthand accounts of the slavery experience, this autobiographical story, originally published in 1853, has been painstakingly rewritten for children aged eight through twelve. This story of perseverance presents to children a personal side of the often-detached history of slavery. Sue Eakin, who interpreted the story for a younger audience, saw her first copy of Solomon Northup's Twelve Years a Slave: 1841-1853 when she was just twelve years old. Years later, as a graduate student at Louisiana State University, she chose the book as the topic for her thesis.

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0857089080

Category: History

Page: 512

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DISCOVER A TALE OF UNIMAGINABLE ADVERSITY Twelve Years a Slave tells the story of Solomon Northup, a free-born man of colour who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the American South in 1841. His true tale of captivity, torture and abuse brings to life the unimaginable evils of slavery in a time when it was yet to be outlawed. Equal parts slave, travel, and spiritual narrative, Twelve Years A Slave reveals Northup to be a person of astonishing strength and wisdom. An insightful introduction by David Fiske reveals the world into which Northup was born, the kidnapping phenomenon to which he fell victim, and the legacy of slavery today.

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup

Publisher: N.A


Category: Plantation life

Page: 366

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Describes the life in slavery of Solomon Northup from Saratoga, N.Y., born a free Black man.

Twelve Years a Slave (First International Student Edition) (Norton Critical Editions)

Author: Solomon Northup

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393623424

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 297

View: 5785

This Norton Critical Edition of Solomon Northup’s harrowing autobiography is based on the 1853 first edition. It is accompanied by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Kevin Burke’s introduction and detailed explanatory footnotes. The Norton Critical Edition also includes: · The illustrations printed in the original book. · Contemporary sources (1853—62), among them newspaper accounts of Northup’s kidnapping and ordeal and commentary by Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Thomas W. MacMahon. · A Genealogy of Secondary Sources (1880-2015) presenting twenty-four voices spanning three centuries on the memoir’s major themes. Contributors include George Washington Williams, Marion Wilson Starling, Kenneth Stampp, Robert B. Stepto, Trish Loughran, and David Fiske, Clifford W. Brown, Jr., and Rachel Seligman, among others. · The 2013 film adaptation—12 Years a Slave—fully considered, with criticism and major reviews of the film as well as Henry Louis Gates's three interviews with its director, Steve McQueen. · A Chronology and Selected Bibliography.

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476767343

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 3282

Describes the life of Solomon Northup, a free Black man from Saratoga, N.Y., who was kidnapped in 1841 and forced into slavery in Louisiana for twelve years.

American Slavery As It Was - The Background Of Twelve Years A Slave

Author: Theodore Dwight Weld

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849643786

Category: History

Page: 702

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With the recent success of the movie and book "Twelve Years A Slave" in mind, this title, as the name imports, gives a true picture of the state of slavery in the United States in the first half of the 19th century. It had an important bearing on the great controversy upon this subject at the time it was published. The evidence which it contains is minutely circumstantial. A considerable portion of the book consists of the narratives of persons who have resided at the south, and witnessed the treatment of the slaves on the plantation with which they were conversant. With very few exceptions the name of the witness is given, and in the cases in which circumstances make it unsafe that he should be known, his character for integrity is vouched for by some responsible person. In some instances also, but those very few, the witness relates what was told him by persons on whose veracity he could rely. But the great mass of the evidence is original and from known and named witnesses. Please be advised that this book contains very explicit and detailed narratives that tell of torture, pain and cruelty.

Twelve Years a Slave Including Roaring River Music Note and Four American Slave Narratives and Roaring River Music Note and Lyric, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Incidents in theLife of a Slave Girl Written, Up from Slavery

Author: Solomon Northup

Publisher: Sawasdee Plublishing



Page: 1236

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TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE Plus 4 complete American slave narrators and 1 Music note and lyric of Roaring River The amazing and suffer story of Solomon Northup in "Twelve Years a Slave" which you may watched in the movie that has got a lot of award such as Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards and AFI Awards. we have published in e-book more over, it includes: - Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - Incidents in theLife of a Slave Girl.Written - Up from Slavery - Uncle Tom’s Cabin - Roring River Music Note We have included an active Table of Contents that allow you to easy skip or jump to any book or chapter in the collection.