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Twelve years a slave, by Solomon Northup

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Twelve years a slave
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Twelve years a slave
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by Solomon Northup
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Language
eng
Summary
The story of Solomon Northup is a bizarre and incredible one. Born a free black in New York State in 1808, he was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841, and spent most of the next 12 years as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation. His years in this condition of servitude were filled with abuse, apprehension, and a profound fear for his life (he narrowly escaped lynching). Northup's years in captivity are dramatically recounted here, as are his attempts to bring charges against the men who originally abducted him. An educated man when he entered slavery, Northup was able to write about the institution as both an outsider and as one of its victims. The result was an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society. A bestseller in its time, the work is "a moving, vital testament to one of slavery's 'many thousand gone' who retained his humanity in the bowels of degradation
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Title
Twelve years a slave
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Contributor
Summary
Describes the life of Solomon Northup, a free Black man from Saratoga, N.Y., who was kidnapped in 1841 and forced into slavery in Louisiana for twelve years
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Genre
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10166971
Cataloging source
LNW
Dewey number
306.362092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E444
LC item number
.N87 2008
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1200
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Solomon Northup ; introduction by Ira Berlin ; general editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr
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  • 12 years a slave
  • Solomon Northup's Odyssey
Twelve years a slave, by Solomon Northup
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Twelve years a slave, by Solomon Northup
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  • Originally published: Auburn, N.Y. : Derby and Miller, 1853
  • "An African American Heritage Book."
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ocn227170449
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
142 p.
Isbn
9781604592160
System control number
(OCoLC)227170449

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