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Twelve years a slave

by Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863?,

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 24 Libraries 26 of 26 copies
Available (26)
Location Collection Call #
Baldwin Borough Library Biography and Memoir BIOGRAPHY NOR
Location  Baldwin Borough Library
 
Collection  Biography and Memoir
 
Call Number  BIOGRAPHY NOR
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Non-Fiction Collection E444.N87 2013x
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  E444.N87 2013x
 
 
CLP - Homewood African American E444.N87 2013x
Location  CLP - Homewood
 
Collection  African American
 
Call Number  E444.N87 2013x
 
 
CLP - Knoxville Non-Fiction Collection E444.N87 2013x
Location  CLP - Knoxville
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  E444.N87 2013x
 
 
CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction E444.N87 2013x
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  E444.N87 2013x
 
 
CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction E444.N87 2013x
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  E444.N87 2013x
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Non-Fiction Collection E444.N87 2013x
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  E444.N87 2013x
 
 
CLP - West End Non-Fiction Collection E444.N87 2013x
Location  CLP - West End
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  E444.N87 2013x
 
 
CLP - Woods Run Non-Fiction Collection E444.N87 2013x
Location  CLP - Woods Run
 
Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  E444.N87 2013x
 
 
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Biography B N819
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  Biography
 
Call Number  B N819
 
 
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Non Fiction 306.32 NORTHUP
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Non Fiction
 
Call Number  306.32 NORTHUP
 
 
Community Library of Castle Shannon Biography 92 NORTHUP Solomon
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
 
Collection  Biography
 
Call Number  92 NORTHUP Solomon
 
 
Dormont Public Library Non-Fiction 92 N81
Location  Dormont Public Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  92 N81
 
 
F.O.R. Sto-Rox Library Non-Fiction 306.36 Nor
Location  F.O.R. Sto-Rox Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  306.36 Nor
 
 
Monroeville Public Library Non-fiction 306.362 NORTHUP
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Non-fiction
 
Call Number  306.362 NORTHUP
 
 
Moon Township Public Library Biography B NORTHUP Solomon
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Biography
 
Call Number  B NORTHUP Solomon
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Non-Fiction 306.362 Nor
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  306.362 Nor
 
 
Northern Tier Regional Library Biography BIO NORTH
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Biography
 
Call Number  BIO NORTH
 
 
Northland Public Library Nonfiction 306.362 N81
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Call Number  306.362 N81
 
 
Oakmont Carnegie Library Non-Fiction 306.32 NO
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  306.32 NO
 
 
Pleasant Hills Public Library Nonfiction 92 NORTHUP Solomon
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Call Number  92 NORTHUP Solomon
 
 
Robinson Library Non-Fiction 306.36 NORTHUP
Location  Robinson Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  306.36 NORTHUP
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Closed Stacks B NORTHUP 2013
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Closed Stacks
 
Call Number  B NORTHUP 2013
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Biography B NORTHUP 2013
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Biography
 
Call Number  B NORTHUP 2013
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 306.362 N pbk
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  306.362 N pbk
 
 
Upper St. Clair Township Library Non-fiction 973.0496 NOR
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Non-fiction
 
Call Number  973.0496 NOR
 
 
Summary
The official movie tie-in edition to the winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Lupita Nyong'o, and directed by Steve McQueen

New York Times bestseller

"I could not believe that I had never heard of this book. It felt as important as Anne Frank's Diary, only published nearly a hundred years before. . . . The book blew [my] mind: the epic range, the details, the adventure, the horror, and the humanity. . . . I hope my film can play a part in drawing attention to this important book of courage. Solomon's bravery and life deserve nothing less." -- Steve McQueen, director of 12 Years a Slave, from the Foreword

Perhaps the best written of all the slave narratives, Twelve Years a Slave is a harrowing memoir about one of the darkest periods in American history. It recounts how Solomon Northup, born a free man in New York, was lured to Washington, D.C., in 1841 with the promise of fast money, then drugged and beaten and sold into slavery. He spent the next twelve years of his life in captivity on a Louisiana cotton plantation.

After his rescue, Northup published this exceptionally vivid and detailed account of slave life. It became an immediate bestseller and today is recognized for its unusual insight and eloquence as one of the very few portraits of American slavery produced by someone as educated as Solomon Northup, or by someone with the dual perspective of having been both a free man and a slave.
Additional Information
Subjects Northup, Solomon, -- 1808-1863?
Slaves -- United States -- Biography.
Slaves' writings, American.
African Americans -- Biography.
Plantation life -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century.
Slavery -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century.
Publisher New York, NY :Penguin Books,2013
Other Titles 12 years a slave
Contributors Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., editor.
McQueen, Steve, 1969-
Language English
Notes Originally published in 1853.
"Now a major motion picture."--Cover.
Reprint. Originally published: Auburn, N.Y. : Derby and Miller, 1853.
Description xxxviii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780143125419
0143125419
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