Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup

Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup

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Solomon Northup was born a free man but was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Northup was a slave for 12 years in Louisiana before he was rescued. The narrative Northup wrote on his experience is one of the most famous accounts of slavery.

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Solomon Northup was born a free man but was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Northup was a slave for 12 years in Louisiana before he was rescued. The narrative Northup wrote on his experience is one of the most famous accounts of slavery.

This version of Twelve Years a Slave includes a table of contents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781625395924
Publisher:
Waxkeep Publishing
Publication date:
02/09/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Solomon Northup was a free-born African American from New York, the son of a freed slave. A farmer and violinist, he owned a property in Hebron. In 1841 he was kidnapped by slave-traders, having been enticed with a job offer as a violinist. When he accompanied his supposed employers to Washington, DC, they drugged him and sold him as a slave. He was shipped to New Orleans where he was sold to a plantation owner in Louisiana. He was held in the Red River region of Louisiana by several different owners for 12 years, during which time his friends and family had no word of him. 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 Governor of New York, Washington Hunt, to his cause. He regained his freedom in January 1853 and returned to his family in New York.

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