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Twelve years a slave [electronic resource]. Solomon Northup.

Northup, Solomon. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780486130699 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2013.

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Summary, etc.: Now a major motion picture! "A moving, vital testament to one of slavery's 'many thousand gone' who retained his humanity in the bowels of degradation." — Saturday Review Born a free man in New York State in 1808, Solomon Northup was kidnapped in Washington, DC, in 1841. He spent the next 12 harrowing years of his life as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation. During this time he was frequently abused and often afraid for his life. After regaining his freedom in 1853, Northup decided to publish this gripping autobiographical account of his captivity. As an educated man, Northup was able to present an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society. Indeed, this book is probably the fullest, most realistic picture of the "peculiar institution" during the three decades before the Civil War. Moreover, Northup tells his story both from the viewpoint of an outsider, who had experienced 30 years of freedom and dignity in the...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. San Francisco : Dover Publications, 2013. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 3418 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
African American Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Genre: Electronic books.

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