12 Years a Slave: With 10 Illustrations and a Free Audio File.

12 Years a Slave: With 10 Illustrations and a Free Audio File.

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by Solomon Northup
     
 

This story is now a Major Motion Picture.

Twelve Years a Slave is the astonishing true story of Solomon Northup, who was a free black man who was kidnapped in Washington D.C. in 1841 and then sold into slavery�for twelve long years. The story was written by Northup upon his release.

Solomon Northup was a free-born African American from New York. He…  See more details below

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This story is now a Major Motion Picture.

Twelve Years a Slave is the astonishing true story of Solomon Northup, who was a free black man who was kidnapped in Washington D.C. in 1841 and then sold into slavery�for twelve long years. The story was written by Northup upon his release.

Solomon Northup was a free-born African American from New York. He was the son of a freed slave. He was a farmer and violinist, and owned a property in Hebron. In 1841, he was kidnapped by slave-traders, who enticed him with a job offer as a violinist. When he accompanied his supposed employers to Washington, DC, they drugged him and sold him into slavery. Before he had chance to explain the situation (not that anyone believed him) or contact his family, he was shipped to New Orleans where he was sold to a plantation owner in Louisiana. He was held against his will in the Red River region of Louisiana by several different owners for twelve years, during which time his friends and family had no idea where he was, or if he was even alive. He made repeated attempts to escape and get messages out of the plantation. Eventually, he got news to his family, who contacted friends and enlisted the help of the Governor of New York, Washington Hunt. He regained his freedom in January 1853 and returned to his family in New York.

Highlights of this edition are:

� A free online audio file of the complete book. (Downloadable).
� 10 illustrations.
� It is formatted for ease of use and enjoyment on your Nook reader.
� An active (easy to use) Table of Contents listing every chapter accessible from the Nook menu.
� Perfect formatting in rich text compatible with Nook's Text-to-Speech features.
� Including letters written by Northup's wife to the Governor or New York requesting his help.
� Plus About the Author section.
� 378 pages in the Nook format.

This book is unabridged, and appears as it was first intended. First published in 1853.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149806140
Publisher:
Red Skull Publishing
Publication date:
06/18/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
377
Sales rank:
447,013
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Solomon Northup is a black man who was born free in New York, and was kidnapped in Washington, D.C. and subsequent sale into slavery. After having been kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana by various masters, Northup was able to write to friends and family in New York, who were in turn able to secure his release.

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12 Years a Slave: With 10 Illustrations and a Free Audio File. 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to see if the movie did the book justice.