Twelve years a slave
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SummaryIn this riveting landmark autobiography, award-winning actor 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. Twelve Years a Slave, published in 1853, was an immediate bombshell in the national debate over slavery leading up to the Civil War. This enhanced edition with an accompanying Collector's Extra is based on the research of Dr. Sue Eakin, the nationally recognized authority on Solomon Northup who spent a lifetime authenticating his story. Solomon's fine mind captures the reality of slavery in stunning detail as we learn about the characters that populate plantation society and the intrigues of the bayou-from the collapse of a slave rebellion resulting in mass hangings due to traitorous slave Lew Cheney to the tragic abuse of his friend Patsey, brought about by Mrs. Epps' jealousy of her husband's sexual exploitation of the pretty young slave. Finally, a friend from New York attempts a courageous rescue that could either result in Solomon's greater suffering or death, or get him back to the arms of his family.
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
Biography & Autobiography
African American Nonfiction
|Publisher|| Ashland :Blackstone Publishing2013
Jr., 1936- narrator.
Read by Louis Gossett Jr..
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Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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