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Twelve years a slave

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Grouping Titletwelve years a slave
Grouping Authorsolomon northup
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-23 07:30:25AM
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display_description"Perhaps the best written of all the slave narratives, Twelve Years a Slave is a harrowing memoir about one of the darkest periods in American history. It recounts how Solomon Northup, born a free man in New York, was lured to Washington, D.C., in 1841 with the promise of fast money, then drugged and beaten and sold into slavery. He spent the next twelve years of his life in captivity on a Louisiana cotton plantation. After his rescue, Northup published this exceptionally vivid and detailed account of slave life. It became an immediate bestseller and today is recognized for its unusual insight and eloquence as one of the very few portraits of American slavery produced by someone as educated as Solomon Northup, or by someone with the dual perspective of having been both a free man and a slave."--Page [4] of cover.
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subject_facetAfrican Americans -- Biography
Northup, Solomon, -- 1808-1863?
Plantation life -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century
Slavery -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century
Slaves -- United States -- Biography
Slaves' writings, American
title_displayTwelve years a slave
title_fullTwelve Years a Slave
Twelve years a slave / Solomon Northup ; introduction by Ira Berlin ; general editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; foreword by Steve McQueen
title_shortTwelve years a slave
topic_facetAfrican American Nonfiction
African Americans
Biography & Autobiography
Northup, Solomon
Plantation life
Slaves' writings, American