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Solomon Northup : the complete story of the author of Twelve years a slave

by Fiske, David 1954-

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
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CLP - East Liberty Non-Fiction Collection E444.N87 F57 2013
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CLP - Hill District Non-Fiction Collection E444.N87 F57 2013
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A companion to the classic African-American autobiographical narrative, Twelve Years A Slave , this work presents fascinating new information about the 1841 kidnapping, 1853 rescue, and pre- and post-slavery life of Solomon Northup.

Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years A Slave provides a compelling chronological narrative of Northup's entire life, from his birth in an isolated settlement in upstate New York to the activities he pursued after his release from slavery. This comprehensive biography of Solomon Northup picks up where earlier annotated editions of his narrative left off, presenting fascinating, previously unknown information about the author of the autobiographical Twelve Years A Slave .

This book examines Northup's life as a slave and reveals details of his life after he regained his freedom, relating how he traveled around the Northeast giving public lectures, worked with an Underground Railroad agent in Vermont to help fugitive slaves reach freedom in Canada, and was connected with several theatrical productions based upon his experiences. The tale of Northup's life demonstrates how the victims of the American system of slavery were not just the slaves themselves, but any free person of color_all of whom were potential kidnap victims, and whose lives were affected by that constant threat.

For the first time, a book documents the full story of Northup's life_the basis of the 2013 movie, Twelve Years a Slave , starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, and Paul Giamatti Supplies detailed coverage of Northup's pursuits after his release from slavery: educating the public via his book, his lectures, and dramatic presentations; and his efforts to help others gain freedom through his work on the underground railroad Provides a list of more than two dozen places and dates where Northup appeared following the publication of his book
Additional Information
Subjects Northup, Solomon, -- 1808-1863?
Northrup family.
Hampton family.
Stanton family.
Northup, Solomon, -- 1808-1863? -- Twelve years a slave.
Slaves -- United States -- Biography.
African Americans -- Biography.
Plantation life -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century.
Slavery -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century.
Slaves' writings, American.
Publisher Santa Barbara, California :2013
Contributors Brown, Clifford W. (Clifford Waters), 1942- author.
Seligman, Rachel, author.
Language English
Description xvii, 225 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-219) and index.
ISBN 9781440829741 (hardcopy : alk. paper)
1440829748 (hardcopy : alk. paper)
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