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    Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853, from a Cotton Plantation Near the Red River in Louisiana (Paperback) By (author) Solomon Northup, Foreword by Vera J. Williams, Introduction by Dean King

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    DescriptionThe incredible true story of the kidnapping, enslavement, and rescue of Solomon Northup in the era before the Civil War--now a major motion picture! In 1841, Solomon Northup was a free man living in Saratoga Springs, New York, making a living as a violinist and spending his spare time with his wife and three young children. Lured to Washington, D.C., with the promise of a generous sum of money, Northup finds himself drugged, beaten, and sold before he can even begin to comprehend the tragic turn his life has taken. Twelve torturous years of slavery follow, with Northup passed from owner to owner, plantation to plantation, until his eventual rescue in 1853. Following his return to New York, Northup wrote and published this extraordinary book, one of the few accounts of American slavery written from the perspective of a man who had been free before being enslaved. Lost for nearly a century, Twelve Years a Slave offers unprecedented details of the slave markets of Washington, D.C., and describes the excruciating life on Southern cotton plantations. In its time, Twelve Years a Slave was a bestseller and ignited a national dialogue on slavery in the years leading up to the Civil War. Northup's unsparing portrayal of the life of a slave captured minds and eventually divided a nation.


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    Title
    Twelve Years a Slave
    Subtitle
    Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853, from a Cotton Plantation Near the Red River in Louisiana
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Solomon Northup, Foreword by Vera J. Williams, Introduction by Dean King
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 414 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781629143491
    ISBN 10: 1629143499
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBTS
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY, CHRN/LATE18, CHRN/ERLY18
    BIC subject category V2: HBWJ
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SOEAST
    B&T General Subject: 430
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26630
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/CIVLWR
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/AFROAM
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/LOUISI
    B&T Approval Code: A31576600
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036050, BIO002000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/DPSOUT, CULT/MIDSTH
    DC21: 306.362092
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP020
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/BLAHIS
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036040
    B&T Approval Code: A16285000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC054000
    B&T Approval Code: A16282400
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000, BIO026000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 306.3/62092
    BISAC V2.8: SOC056000, SOC001000, HIS036060
    LC classification: E444 .N87 2014
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Skyhorse Publishing
    Imprint name
    Skyhorse Publishing
    Publication date
    13 December 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Solomon Northup was a free man living and working in New York in the years before the Civil War. He was kidnapped and enslaved in 1841 and freed twelve years later in 1853. He lived the rest of his life as a free man, but the date and nature of his death are to this day unknown.