Twelve Years A Slave Illustrated

  • Filename: twelve-years-a-slave-illustrated.
  • ISBN: 9782765903192
  • Release Date: 2014-08-22
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: Solomon Northup
  • Publisher:



Twelve Years a Slave (1853) is a memoir and slave narrative by Solomon Northup, as told to and edited by David Wilson. Northup, a black man who was born free in New York, details his kidnapping in Washington, D.C. and subsequent sale into slavery. After having been kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana by various masters, Northup was able to write to friends and family in New York, who were in turn able to secure his release. Northup's account provides extensive details on the slave markets in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans and describes at length cotton and sugar cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana.

Twelve Years a Slave

  • Filename: twelve-years-a-slave.
  • ISBN:
  • Release Date: 2012-10-06
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Solomon Northup
  • Publisher: Novels



Kidnapped into slavery in 1841, Northup spent 12 years in captivity. This autobiographical memoir represents an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society. "A moving, vital testament to one of slavery's 'many thousand gone' who retained his humanity in the bowels of degradation." — Saturday Review. 7 illustrations. Index.

Twelve Years a Slave

  • Filename: twelve-years-a-slave.
  • ISBN: PRNC:32101037454905
  • Release Date: 1854
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Solomon Northup
  • Publisher:



Describes the life in slavery of Solomon Northup from Saratoga, N.Y., born a free Black man.

Solomon Northup The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years A Slave

  • Filename: solomon-northup-the-complete-story-of-the-author-of-twelve-years-a-slave.
  • ISBN: 9781440829758
  • Release Date: 2013-08-12
  • Number of pages: 225
  • Author: David Fiske
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO



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. • 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

Twelve Years a Slave

  • Filename: twelve-years-a-slave.
  • ISBN: 0807101508
  • Release Date: 1968-04-01
  • Number of pages: 312
  • Author: Solomon Northup
  • Publisher: LSU Press



Solomon Northup was a free man, the son of an emancipated Negro Slave. Until the spring of 1841 he lived a simple, uneventful life with his wife and three children in Upstate New York. Then, suddenly, he fell victim to a series of bizarre events that make this one of the most amazing autobiographies ever written. Northup accepted an offer from two strangers in Saratoga, New York, to catch up with their traveling circus and play in its band. But when the chase ended, Northup had been drugged, beaten, and sold to a slave trader in Washington, D.C. Subsequently, he was shipped to New Orleans, where he was purchased by a planter in the Red River region of Louisiana. For the next twelve years Northup lived as a chattel slave under several masters. He might well have died a slave, except for another set of bizarre circumstances which enabled him to get word to his family and finally regain his freedom. These elements alone -- the kidnapping, enslavement, and rescue -- are sufficient for a sensational story. But Northup provides more. He was a shrewd observer of people and events. His memory was remarkable. He described cultivation of cotton and sugar in the Deep South. He detailed the daily routine and general life of the Negro slave. Indeed, he vividly portrayed the world of slavery -- from the underside. Originally published in 1853, Northup's autobiography is regarded as one of the best accounts of American Negro slavery ever written by a slave. It is reprinted in full here for the first time, as the initial volume in The Library of Southern Civilization. Northup's account has been carefully checked by the editors and has been found to be remarkably accurate. To his own narrative of a long and tragic adventure, Professors Eakin and Logsdon have added significant new details about Northup and the plantation country where he spent most of his time as a slave. Heretofore unknown information about the capture and trial of Northup's kidnappers has been included, adding still another fascinating episode to an already astounding story.

Twelve Years A Slave illustrated Original Edition With Bonus of Uncle Tom s Cabin

  • Filename: twelve-years-a-slave-illustrated-original-edition-with-bonus-of-uncle-tom-s-cabin.
  • ISBN: 9781456623968
  • Release Date: 2014-10-23
  • Number of pages: 685
  • Author: Solomon Northup
  • Publisher: Ageless Reads



Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana. What’s Included: Twelve Years A Slave Uncle Tom's Cabin 8 Original illustrations This version has been optimized for readability and includes: BEAUTIFUL FORMATTING There is plenty of white-space which makes reading easy on the eyes. FULLY FEATURED TABLE OF CONTENTS The full Table of Contents appears at the beginning of the book and can be accessed through the MENU or GO TO button. BACK LINK There is a link after every chapter of each Tale and Poem, which takes back you directly to the previous Table of Contents in order to avoid much fuss. EPUBCHECK The book successfully passes EpubCheck, developed by the IDPF. The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) is the global trade and standards organization dedicated to the development and promotion of electronic publishing and content consumption.

Stolen Into Slavery

  • Filename: stolen-into-slavery.
  • ISBN: 9781426309373
  • Release Date: 2011-01-15
  • Number of pages: 120
  • Author: Judith Bloom Fradin
  • Publisher: National Geographic Books



Follows the remarkable story of Solomon Northup--a free black man who was kidnapped and forced into slavery--through his 12 years of bondage in Louisiana until friends from New York rescued him from a cotton plantation.

Twelve Years a Slave

  • Filename: twelve-years-a-slave.
  • ISBN: 1535236760
  • Release Date: 2016-07-12
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Salomon Northup
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform



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.

Slave Songs of the United States

  • Filename: slave-songs-of-the-united-states.
  • ISBN: 9781557094346
  • Release Date: 1867
  • Number of pages: 115
  • Author: William Francis Allen
  • Publisher: Applewood Books



Originally published in 1867, this book is a collection of songs of African-American slaves. A few of the songs were written after the emancipation, but all were inspired by slavery. The wild, sad strains tell, as the sufferers themselves could, of crushed hopes, keen sorrow, and a dull, daily misery, which covered them as hopelessly as the fog from the rice swamps. On the other hand, the words breathe a trusting faith in the life after, to which their eyes seem constantly turned.

Autobiograf a de Un Esclavo

  • Filename: autobiograf-a-de-un-esclavo.
  • ISBN: 0814325386
  • Release Date: 1996-01-01
  • Number of pages: 135
  • Author: Juan Francisco Manzano
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press



"En face bilingual edition of only extant Latin American slave narrative written during slavery era. Original Spanish punctuation, spelling, and syntax corrected and modernized by Schulman; translation is of this new version of text. Introduction, notes,chronology give extensive background. Excellent for undergraduate classroom use. Scholars may prefer original text"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

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