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    Twelve Years a Slave (the Original Book from Which the 2013 Movie '12 Years a Slave' Is Based) (Illustrated) (Paperback) By (author) Solomon Northup, Edited by David Wilson, Illustrated by N Orr

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    DescriptionSolomon 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.


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    Title
    Twelve Years a Slave (the Original Book from Which the 2013 Movie '12 Years a Slave' Is Based) (Illustrated)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Solomon Northup, Edited by David Wilson, Illustrated by N Orr
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 202
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 320 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781927970072
    ISBN 10: 1927970075
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL, BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK, JFSL3
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/AFROAM
    Ingram Subject Code: EI
    Libri: I-EI
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036040, BIO006000, SOC001000
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Engage Books
    Imprint name
    Engage Books
    Publication date
    02 December 2013