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

  • Filename: twelve-years-a-slave.
  • ISBN: 149922947X
  • Release Date: 2014-04-23
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Northup Solomon
  • Publisher:



Twelve Years a Slave, sub-title: 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, is a memoir by Solomon Northup as told to and edited by David Wilson. It is a slave narrative of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped in Washington, D.C., sold into slavery, and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana. He provided details of slave markets in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans, as well as describing at length cotton and sugar cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana.

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: 9789635268962
  • Release Date: 2015-06-29
  • Number of pages: 148
  • Author: Solomon Northup
  • Publisher: Booklassic



Twelve Years a Slave, sub-title: 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, is a memoir by Solomon Northup as told to and edited by David Wilson. It is a slave narrative of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped in Washington, D.C., sold into slavery, and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana. He provided details of slave markets in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans, as well as describing at length cotton and sugar cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana.

Twelve Years a Slave

  • Filename: twelve-years-a-slave.
  • ISBN: 9781429015929
  • Release Date: 2008-10-01
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Solomon Northup
  • Publisher: Applewood Books



This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other reproduction issues beyond our control. Because this work is culturally important, we have made it available as a part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the world's literature.

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.

Slave Narratives Compilation

  • Filename: slave-narratives-compilation.
  • ISBN: PKEY:6610000004966
  • Release Date: 2016-11-16
  • Number of pages: 500
  • Author: Frederick Douglass
  • Publisher: ShandonPress



This ShandonPress anthology comprises the following works: - The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African by Olaudah Equiano (1789) - Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass (1845) - Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Northern Slave by Sojourner Truth (1850) - Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup (1853) - My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass (1855)glass

When I Was a Slave

  • Filename: when-i-was-a-slave.
  • ISBN: 9780486111391
  • Release Date: 2012-03-01
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Norman R. Yetman
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation



DIVMore than 2,000 former slaves provide first-person accounts in blunt, simple language about their lives in bondage. Illuminating, often startling information about southern life before, during, and after the Civil War. /div

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.

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