Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476767343

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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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.

Twelve Years A Slave, Illustrated Edition

Author: Solomon Northup

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 1443434485

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 8751


Kidnapped and sold into slavery in the American South, freeman Solomon Northup spent twelve years in bondage before being freed. Twelve Years a Slave is Northup’s moving memoir, revealing unimaginable details of the horrors he faced as a slave on Southern plantations, and his unshakable belief that he would return home to his family. Written in the year after Northup was freed and published in the wake of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Northup’s story was quickly taken up by abolitionist groups and news organizations as part of the fight against slavery, and continues to resonate more than a century after the end of the American Civil War.

12 Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 9780007580422

Category: African Americans

Page: 304

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The shocking first-hand account of one man's remarkable fight for freedom; now an award-winning motion picture. 'Why had I not died in my young years - before God had given me children to love and live for? What unhappiness and suffering and sorrow it would have prevented. I sighed for liberty; but the bondsman's chain was round me, and could not be shaken off.' 1841: Solomon Northup is a successful violinist when he is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Taken from his family in New York State - with no hope of ever seeing them again - and forced to work on the cotton plantations in the Deep South, he spends the next twelve years in captivity until his eventual escape in 1853. First published in 1853, this extraordinary true story proved to be a powerful voice in the debate over slavery in the years leading up to the Civil War. It is a true-life testament of one man's courage and conviction in the face of unfathomable injustice and brutality: its influence on the course of American history cannot be overstated.

12 Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843914716

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 199

View: 1393


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.

Twelve Years a Slave (Norton Critical Editions)

Author: Solomon Northup

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393270122

Category: History

Page: 432

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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: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Twelve Years a Slave - Illustrated

Author: Solomon Northup

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548851569

Category:

Page: 280

View: 7909


This is a new edition of Twelve Years a Slave originally published in 1853 by Sampson Low, Son & Company, of London, England. A fascinating memoir of one man's fight for survival and freedom after being kidnapped and sold into slavery in mid-19th-century America, this book is an essential reading for all lovers of English literature. Part of the project Immortal Literature Series of classic literature, this is a new edition of the classic work published in 1853 - not a facsimile reprint. Obvious typographical errors have been carefully corrected and the entire text has been reset and redesigned by Pen House Editions to enhance readability, while respecting the original edition. About the Author: Solomon Northup was a free-born African American from New York, and the son of a freed slave. He lived in Saratoga Springs with his wife and three children and was an accomplished violinist and a carpenter. In 1841 he was kidnapped by slave traders who stole his freedom papers and sold him as a slave in Louisiana. Northup worked on cotton plantations until he was finally able to secretly send a letter to his family. Northup was finally released after twelve years living and working as a slave. In 1853, with the support of abolitionists, he published his memoir, Twelve Years a Slave. Solomon Northup's account is particularly interesting because he describes slavery from the unique point of view of a free man, a skilled worker, and a slave.

Solomon Northup: Twelve Years a Slave (English Edition)

Author: Solomon Northup

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3746792258

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 4389


“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.” “Twelve Years a Slave” is a memoir and slave narrative by American Solomon Northup. It was first published in 1853. In “Twelve Years a Slave” Solomon Northup describes how he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Deep South.

Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3749406650

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 306

View: 3731


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.