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12 years a slave: the illustrated 1863 edition [electronic resource].

Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863 author. (Author). Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896 Uncle Tom's cabin. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781910167236 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1910167231 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [United States] : Apostrophe Books : 2014.

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Summary, etc.: The extraordinary true story of Solomon Northup, a free African-American living in New York in 1841, who was kidnapped, sold into slavery, and subjected to unimaginable degradation and abuse until his rescue 12 years later. This moving and utterly brutal book is a harrowing account of his life in the sugar and cotton plantations of Louisiana, subject to varying degrees of savagery and abuse by a series of owners. Against all odds, Northup eventually manages to get word to his family - and the ensuing rescue from the drunken and sadistic Mr Epps and subsequent legal cases are no less shocking than the rest of the tale. Northup's meticulous first-hand recordings of slave life, written in conjunction with a white lawyer called David Wilson, provide a true-life testament to tremendous courage and resolve in the face of unspeakable injustice.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863?
Slaves > United States > Biography.
African Americans > Biography.
Slaves' writings, American.
Slavery > Louisiana > History > 19th century.
Plantation life > Louisiana > History > 19th century.
Electronic books.

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