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

Northup, Solomon. (Author). Gossett, Louis, Jr.. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781624609930 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (7 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC, 2013.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Louis Gossett Jr..
Summary, etc.: In this riveting landmark autobiography that reads like a novel, Academy Award and Emmy winner Louis Gossett, Jr., masterfully transports us to 1840s New York, Louisiana, and Washington, DC, to experience the kidnapping and twelve-year bondage of Solomon Northup, a free man of color. Twelve Years a Slave, published in 1853, was an immediate bombshell in the national debate over slavery leading up to the Civil War. It validated Harriett Beecher Stowe's fictional account of Southern slavery in Uncle Tom's Cabin, which had become the best-selling American book in history a few years earlier, and significantly changed public opinion in favor of abolition. A major motion picture based on the book and starring Brad Pitt, Paul Giamatti, and Michael Fassbender released in 2013.Hard working Solomon Northup, an educated free man of color in 1841, enjoys family life with his wife and three children in Saratoga, New York. He delights his community with his fiddle...
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 219403 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
African American Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
History.
Genre: Electronic books.

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