Search Type
  • All
  • Subject
  • Title
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • Series Title
Search Title

Download

12 Years a Slave - a book by Northup, Solomon

12 Years a Slave

A Memoir of Kidnap, Slavery and Liberation

12 Years a Slave( )
Author: Northup, Solomon
ISBN:978-1-4921-3704-7
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $5.28
Book Description:

The most credible and telling contemporaneous portrait of American slavery.In 1841, Solomon Northup was betrayed, kidnapped, and sold as a slave in the pre-Civil War South.This is the true, shocking story of the twelve years Northup spent in slavery.A testimony to the strength of one man's spirit and his remarkable will to survive.

Author Biography
Northup, Solomon (Author)
Solomon Northup was a free-born African American from Saratoga Springs, New York. He is noted for having been kidnapped in 1841 when enticed with a job offer. When he accompanied his supposed employers to Washington, DC, they drugged him and sold him into slavery. From Washington, DC, he was transported to New Orleans where he was sold to a plantation owner from Rapides Parish, Louisiana. After 12 years in bondage, he regained his freedom in January 1853.

Solomon Northup's memoir was reprinted several times later in the 19th century. An annotated version was published in 1968; the memoir was adapted and produced as a 2013 film by the same name by Steve McQueen, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor as Northup. Since 1999, Saratoga Springs, New York, has celebrated an annual Solomon Northup Day on the third Saturday in July.

030

Book Seller

Condition

Price

Shipping

Total

Loading Stock Details...


NEW!
Bowker Bookwire™ App

Bookwire is a mobile app for your iPhone that gives you the ability to scan a barcode or enter ISBN, access book records and add titles to wish lists. Android app on Google Play

Featured Books

The Perfect Girl
Macmillan, Gilly
Hardback: $25.99
Another Brooklyn
Woodson, Jacqueline
Hardback: $22.99

Rate this title:

Select your rating below then click 'submit'.






I do not wish to rate this title.