Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave

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Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years A Slave provides a compelling chronological narrative of Northup's entire life, from his birth in an isolated settlement in upstate New York to the activities he pursued after his release from slavery. This comprehensive biography of Solomon Northup picks up where earlier annotated editions of his narrative left off, presenting fascinating, previously unknown information about the author of the autobiographical ...

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Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years A Slave: The Complete Story of the Author of <i>Twelve Years a Slave</i>

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Overview

Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years A Slave provides a compelling chronological narrative of Northup's entire life, from his birth in an isolated settlement in upstate New York to the activities he pursued after his release from slavery. This comprehensive biography of Solomon Northup picks up where earlier annotated editions of his narrative left off, presenting fascinating, previously unknown information about the author of the autobiographical Twelve Years A Slave.

This book examines Northup's life as a slave and reveals details of his life after he regained his freedom, relating how he traveled around the Northeast giving public lectures, worked with an Underground Railroad agent in Vermont to help fugitive slaves reach freedom in Canada, and was connected with several theatrical productions based upon his experiences. The tale of Northup's life demonstrates how the victims of the American system of slavery were not just the slaves themselves, but any free person of color—all of whom were potential kidnap victims, and whose lives were affected by that constant threat.

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"An assiduously footnoted companion to the original autobiography."

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Mark Robichaux for The Wall Street Journal

"Useful for anyone looking deeply into background information on Solomon Northup. Summing Up: Recommended."

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Choice

"The best available text on Northup's life and obscure death is Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave."

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Los Angeles Review of Books

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440829741
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/31/2013
  • Pages: 225
  • Sales rank: 1,219,308
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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