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Twelve years a slave : narrative of Solomon Northup, a citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River, in Louisiana

by Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863?,

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Clairton Public Library Biography B N878
Location  Clairton Public Library
 
Collection  Biography
 
Call Number  B N878
 
 
Summary
Read the book that will soon become an Oscar Nominated movie this Fall. In addition to the original book by Solomon Northop, Included in this book are interviews with former slaves. They tell us in their own words what their daily lives were like as they worked in the fields and kitchens of the southern slave holders. Rarely seen images of slavery are also included.You will come away with a very comprehensive outlook on slavery in North America."Twelve Years a Slave" tells the amazing story of a free Black man who in 1841 is taken away from his family and sold into slavery in the deep south of the United States. Solomon Northop takes us with him on his most unfortunate Journey through the days of slavery. A journey no human being should ever endure. We feel his pain as he wakes up with his arms and legs bound in the chains of slavery. Will he ever get to see his wife or hold his children in his arms again? Included in this book are interviews with former slaves. They tell us in thier own words what thier daily lives were like as they worked in the fields and kitchens of the southern slave holders. Rarely seen images of slavery are also included.
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 [North Charleston, S.C.] :2013
Other Titles Twelve years a slave :
12 years a slave
Language English
Notes Originally published in 1853.
Description ix, i, 326 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781492389545 (pbk.)
1492389544 (pbk.)
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