Twelve years a slave an autobiography of Solomon Northup : the bombshell book that helped ignite the American Civil War
|Format:||Book on CD 2013|
|Availability:||Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies|
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.
Slaves -- United States -- Biography.
African Americans -- Biography.
Plantation life -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century.
Slavery -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century.
|Publisher|| [Ashland, OR] :Blackstone Audio, Inc.,2013
|Edition||[Library ed.], unabridged.|
Eakin, Sue L.
Gossett, Louis, Jr., 1936- narrator.
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Performed by Louis Gossett, Jr.
produced by Frank Eakin ; directed by Casey Kelly.
Title from container.
PDF file is a map of Bayou Boeuf Country, prepared in connection with the book.
"Tracks Every 3 Minutes."
Compact discs. 7 sound discs, 1 CD-ROM with a PDF file, which can be accessed using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM.