12 Years a Slave (Illustrated, with Additional Slave Narratives, including Uncle Tom's Cabin)

12 Years a Slave (Illustrated, with Additional Slave Narratives, including Uncle Tom's Cabin)

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by Solomon Northup, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington
     
 

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Now a Major Motion Picture

Twelve Years a Slave tells the remarkable true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped in Washington D.C. in 1841 and sold into slavery--for twelve years.

Included this edition of 12 Years a Slave are:

• The complete unabridged text of Solomon Northup's Twelve Years a Slave, as well as

Overview

Now a Major Motion Picture

Twelve Years a Slave tells the remarkable true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped in Washington D.C. in 1841 and sold into slavery--for twelve years.

Included this edition of 12 Years a Slave are:

• The complete unabridged text of Solomon Northup's Twelve Years a Slave, as well as the original classic illustrations, perfectly formatted for your Nook reader.
• Four additional slave narratives, including Uncle Tom's Cabin and The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.
• Links to free, full-length audio recordings of the narratives included in this collection.
• An individual, active Table of Contents for each book accessible from your device's "go to" feature.
• Perfect formatting in rich text compatible with Text-to-Speech features.
• A low, can't-say-no price!

FIVE COMPLETE WORKS

Five remarkable accounts of slavery in America. Works included:

• Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup* includes original illustrations!
• Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe* includes original illustrations by Hammatt Billings!
• Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
• Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs
• Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

• A comprehensive list of the many film and television adaptations of the slave narratives included, as well as additional list of depictions of slavery in film.
• Links to free, full-length audio recordings of the narratives included in this collection, as well as other slave narratives by other authors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149105649
Publisher:
Maplewood Books
Publication date:
11/20/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

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12 Years a Slave 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
juleecm1 More than 1 year ago
It never occurred to me to find out what the day-to-day life of a slave was like. I knew, of course, that slavery was wrong and a blight on American history. But honestly, the horror of living as a slave was never really clear to me until I read "12 Years a Slave". Imagine being snatched off the street and sold into slavery, just like that. With no way to reach your family or friends. And if you protest, or even just don't do something the was the "Master" says you should have done it, you get WHIPPED with a lash until you bleed as punishment. Imagine working 20 hour days, having 4 hours of sleep, little nourishment, and having to do that every single day except for a few days around Christmas. Imagine the worst and then imagine it over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over until you drop down dead from exhaustion. That's what this book makes clear. That Solomon Northup was educated is clear in his writing. That he was smart and resourceful is also clear. That his civil rights were violated as much as can be imagined is also clear. And that he lived to tell the tale is really the astonishing thing about this story. Read it. Black or white or Asian or Latino, I doubt you have any idea about the day-to-day horrors of being a slave. I didn't. It's horrific, but you need to know. We all do. 100% required reading.
Jan_Shmurai More than 1 year ago
Solomon Northup telling day to day stories of his slave life that went on for 12 years. Today, Slavery is thought of as a mistake in the American history. Back then, steeling african americans of the streets and or making up stories to lure them into the slave territories was a well paying from the rich. This book helped me understand the cruel punishments people had to endure. As the strong points of the book stated the hard labor and the outcomes were clearly unproportional. I Like the specifics and the details Solomon Northup had included about his everyday close from death from exhaustion stories and adding salt to the wound , thinking about his family back in New York . I would recommend this book as a history lesson and to read about an experience from a slave's perspective.
TulaneGirl More than 1 year ago
Never watched the movie - though I heard great things about it. Decided to give the book a go and wasn't disappointed - well, unless you count my disappointed with the passive voice. But other than that, this book was enlightening. It was incredibly nuanced that each thought, each action was vividly played in my mind. I can't imagine the horrors of truly losing your freedom - and to not just lose your freedom but to then go into an oppressive state. His first couple years started off as well as they could as the chattel of a white man, but it quickly devolved when he was sold to an owner who was not quite as enlightened as his first owner. Ten years of suffering followed until he found a sympathetic ear in a Canadian. One of the best books I've read. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fine, watever" got into his fighting stance" come on then"
kateIII More than 1 year ago
I found a lot of information in the book that was lacking in the movie. This information explained some of the thought processes and actions and more which I did not know in the history of the movie.
MysteryChristieluv More than 1 year ago
I love old books written at the time. They could capture the moment so much better than a lot of modern writers. Brilliant book
Anonymous 4 hours ago
This book took my breath away hearing the story behind what happened to an innocent man for so many years. I have never even seen the movie, but that's next on my to do list.
JordanStormCloud More than 1 year ago
This book is he best slavery book i have ever read, 5/5 stars. Thank you Solomon Northup for making this book
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STONECOLD8569 More than 1 year ago
This book is a great read. It is a must read. I highly recommend reading this book I loved it
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Master im ready