12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

by Solomon Northup

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Overview

This harrowing true story of Solomon Northup, the basis for the Academy Award-winning film 12 Years a Slave, takes the reader on an unforgettable journey from the slave markets in Washington, D.C., and New Orleans to the major cotton and sugar plantations in Louisiana.


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ISBN-13: 9781631680021
Publisher: Graymalkin Media
Publication date: 02/28/2014
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 42,640
Product dimensions: 4.26(w) x 6.68(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Solomon Northup was a free-born African American man from New York who gained recognition after being kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Deep South. He managed to get word to his family, and was freed and brought back home. He sued the slave traders, but under District of Columbia law, he could not testify against white men, and he lost. He became very active in the abolitionist cause, and aided on the Underground Railroad.

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Richard Allen is a five-time Audie-nominated narrator whose work has been acknowledged on the Best Audiobooks Lists for Audiofile and Library Journal. He was named an AudioFile Best Voice in 2008 and has won four AudioFile Earphones Awards. His audiobooks include From Midnight to Dawn, Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney, Futureland, and Right as Rain.

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