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Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup
     

Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup

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by Solomon Northup, David Wilson (Editor), Richard Craft (Introduction)
 

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Solomon Northup was a free born African American but was kidnapped in 1841 and sold into slavery. Northup gained his freedom in 1853 and wrote a famous account of his twelve years as a slave. Northup's book was made into a critically acclaimed movie in 2013.

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Solomon Northup was a free born African American but was kidnapped in 1841 and sold into slavery. Northup gained his freedom in 1853 and wrote a famous account of his twelve years as a slave. Northup's book was made into a critically acclaimed movie in 2013.

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ISBN-13:
9781497333406
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
03/16/2014
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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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