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Twelve years a slave an autobiography of Solomon Northup : the bombshell book that helped ignite the American Civil War

by Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863?

Format: Book on CD 2013
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Community Library of Castle Shannon Audio Books (Cassettes and CD's) BOOK-ON-DISC 92 NORTHUP Solomon (7)
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
 
Collection  Audio Books (Cassettes and CD's)
 
Call Number  BOOK-ON-DISC 92 NORTHUP Solomon (7)
 
 
Northland Public Library Audio Books B NORTHRUP (COMPACT DISC)
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Audio Books
 
Call Number  B NORTHRUP (COMPACT DISC)
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual CD 306.362 N [B-O-CD]
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  CD 306.362 N [B-O-CD]
 
 
Summary
In this riveting true story, Academy Award winner Louis Gossett, Jr., masterfully transports us to 1840s New York, Louisiana, and Washington, DC, to experience the kidnapping and twelve-year bondage of Solomon Northup, a free man of color. Published in 1853, this account was a bombshell in the national debate over slavery leading up to the Civil War and helped tilt public opinion in favor of abolition. Solomon captures the realityof slavery in stunning detail as we learn about the characters that populateplantation society and the intrigues of the bayou. Eventually a friend attempts a courageous rescue that could either result in Solomon's death or get him back to the arms of his family.
Additional Information
Subjects Northup, Solomon, -- 1808-1863?
Slaves -- United States -- Biography.
African Americans -- Biography.
Plantation life -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century.
Slavery -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century.
Audiobooks.
Publisher [Ashland, OR] :Blackstone Audio, Inc.,2013
Edition [Library ed.], unabridged.
Contributors Eakin, Sue L.
Gossett, Louis, Jr., 1936- narrator.
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Participants/Performers Performed by Louis Gossett, Jr.
Other Contributors produced by Frank Eakin ; directed by Casey Kelly.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
PDF file is a map of Bayou Boeuf Country, prepared in connection with the book.
"Tracks Every 3 Minutes."
Duration: 8:00:00.
System Details Compact discs. 7 sound discs, 1 CD-ROM with a PDF file, which can be accessed using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Description 7 audio discs (approximately 8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM.
ISBN 9781482916171
1482916177
9781482916195
1482916193
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