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Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave( )
Author: Northup, Solomon
ISBN:978-1-5412-4911-0
Publication Date:Dec 2016
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $5.99
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Solomon Northup was an African-American who was kidnapped and sold as into slavery. Northup was born a free man in New York and after twelve years as a slave he was able to get word to to New York and was freed. Northup would go on to write Twelve Years a Slave, a famous memoir on his experiences. The book was published a year after Uncle Tom's Cabin and helped support some of the facts presented. Twelve Years a Slave was recently turned into a movie which won the Oscar for best motion...
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Pages:124
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Slavery
History / United States / General
History / United States / State & Local / South (Al, Ar, Fl, Ga, Ky, La, Ms, Nc, Sc, Tn, Va, Wv)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.31 Inches
Book Weight:0.53 Pounds
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.

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