12 Years A Slave

TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE
by SOLOMON NORTHUP

Twelve years a slave – Having been born a freeman, and for more than thirty years enjoyed the blessings of liberty in a free State-and having at the end of that time been kidnapped and sold into Slavery, where I remained, until happily rescued in the month of January, 1853, after a bondage of twelve years-it has been suggested that an account of my life and fortunes would not be uninteresting to the public.

TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE
by SOLOMON NORTHUP


Twelve Years a Slave
by Solomon Northup

Solomon Northup was born a free man in New York State. At the age of 33 he was kidnapped in Washington D.C. and placed in an underground slave pen. Northup was transported by ship to New Orleans where he was sold into slavery. He spent the next 12 years working as a carpenter, driver, and cotton picker. This narrative reveals how Northup survived the harsh conditions of slavery, including smallpox, lashings, and an attempted hanging. Solomon Northup was among a select few who were freed from slavery. His account describes the daily life of slaves in Louisiana, their diet and living conditions, the relationship between master and slave, and how slave catchers used to recapture runaways. Northup’s first person account published in 1853, was a dramatic story in the national debate over slavery that took place in the nine years leading up to the start of the American Civil War.

Twelve Years a Slave (Norton Critical Editions)
by Solomon Northup

This Norton Critical Edition of Solomon Northup’s harrowing autobiography is based on the 1853 first edition. It is accompanied by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Kevin Burke’s introduction and detailed explanatory footnotes.

The Norton Critical Edition also includes:
· The illustrations printed in the original book.
· Contemporary sources (1853—62), among them newspaper accounts of Northup’s kidnapping and ordeal and commentary by Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Thomas W. MacMahon.
· A Genealogy of Secondary Sources (1880-2015) presenting twenty-four voices spanning three centuries on the memoir’s major themes. Contributors include George Washington Williams, Marion Wilson Starling, Kenneth Stampp, Robert B. Stepto, Trish Loughran, and David Fiske, Clifford W. Brown, Jr., and Rachel Seligman, among others.
· The 2013 film adaptation—12 Years a Slave—fully considered, with criticism and major reviews of the film as well as Henry Louis Gates’s three interviews with its director, Steve McQueen.
· A Chronology and Selected Bibliography.


Twelve Years a Slave
by Salomon Northup

Solomon Northup was an American abolitionist and the primary author of the memoir Twelve Years a Slave. A free-born African American from New York, he was the son of a freed slave and free woman of color. A farmer and professional violinist, Northup had been a landowner in Hebron, New York. In 1841, he was offered a traveling musician’s job and went to Washington, D.C. (where slavery was legal); there he was drugged, kidnapped, and sold as a slave. He was shipped to New Orleans, purchased by a planter, and held as a slave for 12 years in the Red River region of Louisiana, mostly in Avoyelles Parish. He remained in slavery until he met a Canadian working on his plantation who helped get word to New York, where state law provided aid to free New York citizens kidnapped into slavery. Family and friends enlisted the aid of the Governor of New York, Washington Hunt, and Northup regained his freedom on January 3, 1853.

To Tell a Free Story
by William L. Andrews

Discusses the writings of Richard Allen, Solomon Bayley, Henry Bibb, Henry Box Brown, John Brown, Leonard Black, William Wells Brown, Lewis Clarke, William Craft, Frederick Douglass, Martin R. Delany, Olaudah Equiano, Moses Grandy, Jacob D. Green, William Grimes, James A.U. Gronniosaw, Briton Hammon, Josiah Henson, Harriet Jacobs, John Jea, Lunsford Lane, Jarena Lee, John Marrant, Solomon Northrup, James W. Pennington, James Robert, Moses Roper, Venture Smith, Austin Steward, Nat Turner, Samuel R. Ward, Booker T. Washington, James Watkins, George White, James Williams, and others.

Stolen into Slavery
by Judith Bloom Fradin, Dennis Brindell Fradin

The true story behind the acclaimed movie 12 Years a Slave, this book is based on the life of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who was captured in the United States and sold into slavery in Louisiana.
 
Solomon Northup awoke in the middle of the night with his body trembling. Slowly, he realized that he was handcuffed in a dark room and his feet were chained to the floor. He managed to slip his hand into his pocket to look for his free papers that proved he was one of 400,000 free blacks in a nation where 2.5 million other African Americans were slaves. They were gone.
 
This remarkable story follows Northup through his 12 years of bondage as a man kidnapped into slavery, enduring the hardships of slave life in Louisiana. But the tale also has a remarkable ending. Northup is rescued from his master’s cotton plantation in the deep South by friends in New York. This is a compelling tale that looks into a little known slice of history, sure to rivet young readers and adults alike.

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Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup
by Solomon Northup


12 Years a Slave
by Northup S.

Соломон Нортан – один из самых интересных личностей в истории литературы. Рождённый свободным афроамериканцем, он был похищен работорговцами, заманившими его предложениями о работе скрипача. «12 лет рабства» – воспоминания Нортана о самых тёмных временах своей жизни, когда надежда уже почти задушена отчаянием, нет возможности вырваться из цепей рабства, чтобы вернуть свободу и честь. Потрясающая история была экранизирована и заслужено удостоена премии «Оскар». Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!

Twelve Years a Slave Including Roaring River Music Note and Four American Slave Narratives and Roaring River Music Note and Lyric, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Incidents in theLife of a Slave Girl Written, Up from Slavery
by Solomon Northup

TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE Plus 4 complete American slave narrators and 1 Music note and lyric of Roaring River 

The amazing and suffer story of Solomon Northup in “Twelve Years a Slave” which you may watched in the movie that has got a lot of award such as Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards and AFI Awards. we have published in e-book more over, it includes:
– Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
– Incidents in theLife of a Slave Girl.Written
– Up from Slavery
– Uncle Tom’s Cabin
– Roring River Music Note
We have included an active Table of Contents that allow you to easy skip or jump to any book or chapter in the collection.


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