Twelve Years A Slave Full Book and Comprehensive Reading Companion

Twelve Years A Slave  Full Book and Comprehensive Reading Companion
Author: Solomon Northup
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781629171050
Available:
Release: 2013-10-05
Editor: BookCaps Study Guides
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Solomon Northup was born a free black man. He was kidnapped, tortured, and sold into slavery. For 12 years, he was kept in bondage as a slave in Louisiana--Twelve Years a Slave is his moving and raw account of survival and life as a slave. This edition includes the full book as well as a comprehensive companion with historical notes, character overview, themes overview, and chapter summaries.

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave
Author: Solomon Northup
Pages: 130
ISBN: 1508483175
Available:
Release: 2015-02-14
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Twelve Years a Slave (1853) is a memoir and slave narrative by Solomon Northup as told to and edited by David Wilson. Northup, a black man who was born free in New York, details his kidnapping 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. Northup's account provides extensive details on the slave markets in Washington, D.C., and New Orleans and describes at length cotton and sugar cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana. The work was published by Derby & Miller of Auburn, New York, soon after Harriet Beecher Stowe's best-selling novel about slavery, Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), to which it lent factual support. Northup's book, dedicated to Stowe, sold 30,000 copies, making it a bestseller in its own right.

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave
Author: Solomon Northup
Pages: 199
ISBN: 1843914719
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes the life of Solomon Northup, a free Black man from Saratoga, N.Y., who was kidnapped in 1841 and forced into slavery in Louisiana for twelve years.

12 Years a Slave Movie Tie In

12 Years a Slave  Movie Tie In
Author: Solomon Northup
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780698161498
Available:
Release: 2013-09-04
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The official movie tie-in edition to the winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Lupita Nyong’o, and directed by Steve McQueen New York Times bestseller “I could not believe that I had never heard of this book. It felt as important as Anne Frank’s Diary, only published nearly a hundred years before. . . . The book blew [my] mind: the epic range, the details, the adventure, the horror, and the humanity. . . . I hope my film can play a part in drawing attention to this important book of courage. Solomon’s bravery and life deserve nothing less.” —Steve McQueen, director of 12 Years a Slave, from the Foreword Perhaps the best written of all the slave narratives, Twelve Years a Slave is a harrowing memoir about one of the darkest periods in American history. It recounts how Solomon Northup, born a free man in New York, was lured to Washington, D.C., in 1841 with the promise of fast money, then drugged and beaten and sold into slavery. He spent the next twelve years of his life in captivity on a Louisiana cotton plantation. After his rescue, Northup published this exceptionally vivid and detailed account of slave life. It became an immediate bestseller and today is recognized for its unusual insight and eloquence as one of the very few portraits of American slavery produced by someone as educated as Solomon Northup, or by someone with the dual perspective of having been both a free man and a slave.

Twelve Years A Slave

Twelve Years A Slave
Author: Solomon Northup
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781443433099
Available:
Release: 2013-10-22
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 Bestseller Now a major motion picture directed by Steve McQueen and starring Brad Pitt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Paul Giamatti 12 Years a Slave is a riveting true account of a free man captured and sold into slavery in the pre–Civil War South. Solomon Northup’s narrative explores one of the darkest times in American history and captures in vivid detail the unimaginable realities of slavery. In 1841, the educated musician Solomon Northup, a free man living in New York who is cruelly deceived by the promise of a job in Washington, is drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery. Once Solomon arrives in New Orleans, he is given a slave name and soon realizes that any mention of his rights as a free man is sure to bring cruel punishment or death. Denied his freedom and ripped away from his family, he spends twelve emotionally and physically gruelling years on a Louisiana cotton plantation enduring the hardships and brutalities of life as a slave. When Solomon eventually finds a sympathizing friend, a daring rescue is attempted that could either end in Solomon’s death or restore his freedom and reunite him with his family. When Solomon Northup published this harrowing account of slavery in 1853, it immediately stirred up controversy in the national debate over slavery, helping to sway public opinion in favour of abolition. His book 12 Years a Slave remains one of the most insightful, detailed, and eloquent depictions of slavery in America. It demonstrates the extraordinary resilience of one man’s spirit in the face of extreme suffering and his incredible will to survive.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave
Author: Solomon Northup
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780857089069
Available:
Release: 2021-08-30
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

DISCOVER A TALE OF UNIMAGINABLE ADVERSITY Twelve Years a Slave tells the story of Solomon Northup, a free-born man of colour who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the American South in 1841. His true tale of captivity, torture and abuse brings to life the unimaginable evils of slavery in a time when it was yet to be outlawed. Equal parts slave, travel, and spiritual narrative, Twelve Years A Slave reveals Northup to be a person of astonishing strength and wisdom. An insightful introduction by David Fiske reveals the world into which Northup was born, the kidnapping phenomenon to which he fell victim, and the legacy of slavery today.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave
Author: Solomon Northup
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780143129530
Available:
Release: 2016
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Originally published: Auburn: Derby and Miller, 1853.

Twelve Years a Slave Annotated

Twelve Years a Slave  Annotated
Author: Solomon Northup
Pages: 222
ISBN: 1655589903
Available:
Release: 2020-01-04
Editor: Independently Published
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Differentiated book- It has a historical context with research of the time12 years of slavery (Twelve Years a Slave in English) is a memoir of 1853 and a slave narrative of the American Solomon Northup, told and edited by David Wilson. Northup, a black man who was born free in the state of New York, details his deception to go to Washington D.C., where he was kidnapped and sold as a slave in the deep south. He was held in captivity for 12 years in Louisiana before he could secretly send information to friends and family in New York, who in turn secured his release with the help of the state.The Northup account provides extensive details about the slave markets in Washington D.C. and New Orleans, and describes in detail the cultivation of cotton and sugar and the treatment of slaves in the main plantations of Louisiana.

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave
Author: Solomon Northup
Pages: 198
ISBN: 1927970156
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Solomon Northup was born a free man in New York State. At the age of 33 he was kidnapped in Washington D.C. and placed in an underground slave pen. Northup was transported by ship to New Orleans where he was sold into slavery. He spent the next 12 years working as a carpenter, driver, and cotton picker. This narrative reveals how Northup survived the harsh conditions of slavery, including smallpox, lashings, and an attempted hanging. Solomon Northup was among a select few who were freed from slavery. His account describes the daily life of slaves in Louisiana, their diet and living conditions, the relationship between master and slave, and how slave catchers used to recapture runaways. Northup's first person account published in 1853, was a dramatic story in the national debate over slavery that took place in the nine years leading up to the start of the American Civil War.

12 Year s A Slave as Written By Solomon Northup

12 Year s A Slave as Written By Solomon Northup
Author: Solomon Northup
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9781304646965
Available:
Release: 2013-11
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This unique edition of Solomon Northup's now classic memoir, 12 YEARS A SLAVE, is given here for the reader in its original, unabridged form. Now a major motion picture.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave
Author: Jane Rollason
Pages: 64
ISBN: 1910173193
Available:
Release: 2014-10-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Extensive reading improves fluency and there is a real need in the ELT classroom for motivating, graded material that will instantly appeal to students. Twelve Years a Slave is the extraordinary true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man living in New York State who, in 1841, was kidnapped and sold into slavery. This simplified version condenses Northup's memoirs for students of English and is interspersed with stills from the 2013 Oscar award winning film.

Twelve Years A Slave Illustrated Edition

Twelve Years A Slave  Illustrated Edition
Author: Solomon Northup
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781443434485
Available:
Release: 2014-04-08
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Kidnapped and sold into slavery in the American South, freeman Solomon Northup spent twelve years in bondage before being freed. Twelve Years a Slave is Northup’s moving memoir, revealing unimaginable details of the horrors he faced as a slave on Southern plantations, and his unshakable belief that he would return home to his family. Written in the year after Northup was freed and published in the wake of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Northup’s story was quickly taken up by abolitionist groups and news organizations as part of the fight against slavery, and continues to resonate more than a century after the end of the American Civil War.

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave
Author: Solomon Northup
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0007580428
Available:
Release: 2014-02-06
Editor: HarperCollins Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The shocking first-hand account of one man's remarkable fight for freedom; now an award-winning motion picture. 'Why had I not died in my young years - before God had given me children to love and live for? What unhappiness and suffering and sorrow it would have prevented. I sighed for liberty; but the bondsman's chain was round me, and could not be shaken off.' 1841: Solomon Northup is a successful violinist when he is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Taken from his family in New York State - with no hope of ever seeing them again - and forced to work on the cotton plantations in the Deep South, he spends the next twelve years in captivity until his eventual escape in 1853. First published in 1853, this extraordinary true story proved to be a powerful voice in the debate over slavery in the years leading up to the Civil War. It is a true-life testament of one man's courage and conviction in the face of unfathomable injustice and brutality: its influence on the course of American history cannot be overstated.

Zniewolony

Zniewolony
Author: Solomon Northup
Pages: 320
ISBN: 8376740393
Available:
Release: 2014-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: pl

Explanation of the Book:

Kidnapped into slavery in 1841, Solomon Northup spent 12 years in captivity. This autobiographical memoir represents an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society.

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave
Author: Solomon Northup,Sam Sloan
Pages: 248
ISBN: 188137307X
Available:
Release: 2020-10-21
Editor: Ishi Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Twelve Years A Slave is the true story of a man who was born as a free man in Upstate New York. In 1841, He had a wife and two kids and a house in Saratoga, New York. He was a skilled violinist who often performed in parties and events. He was approached by two men who asked him to come to Washington DC to perform for a circus company. After arriving in Washington, he was given a dinner and much to drink which turned out to be drugged. When he awoke he found that all his legal documents had been taken away from him and he was locked up in a cell and in chains. He was sold down the river and reached New Orleans Louisiana. He was given a new name and new papers. Whenever he protested he was beaten. Twelve Years a Slave is an 1853 memoir and slave narrative by American Solomon Northup as told to and edited by David Wilson. Northup, a black man who was born free in New York state, details his being tricked to go to Washington, D.C., where he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Deep South. He was in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana before he was able to secretly get information to friends and family in New York, who in turn secured his release with the aid of the state. Northup's account provides extensive details on the slave markets in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans, and describes at length cotton and sugar cultivation and slave treatment on major plantations in Louisiana. The work was published eight years before the Civil War by Derby & Miller of Auburn, New York, soon after Harriet Beecher Stowe's best-selling novel about slavery, Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), to which it lent factual support. Northup's book, dedicated to Stowe, sold 30,000 copies, making it a bestseller in its own right. After being published in several editions in the 19th century and later cited by specialist scholarly works on slavery in the United States, the memoir fell into public obscurity for nearly 100 years. It was re-discovered on separate occasions by two Louisiana historians, Sue Eakin (Louisiana State University at Alexandria) and Joseph Logsdon (University of New Orleans). In the early 1960s, they researched and retraced Solomon Northup's journey and co-edited a historically annotated version that was published by Louisiana State University Press (1968). The memoir has been adapted as two film versions, produced as the 1984 PBS television film Solomon Northup's Odyssey and the Oscar-winning 2013 film 12 Years a Slave.

Twelve Years a Slave Illustrated

Twelve Years a Slave  Illustrated
Author: Solomon Northup
Pages: 132
ISBN: 1539711285
Available:
Release: 2016-10-24
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

FINE PRINTOriginally published in 1853. Twelve Years a Slave (1853) is a memoir and slave narrative by Solomon Northup as told to and edited by David Wilson. Northup, a black man who was born free in New York, details his kidnapping 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. Northup's account provides extensive details on the slave markets in Washington, D.C., and New Orleans and describes at length cotton and sugar cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana.- World Heritage Encyclopedia

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave
Author: Solomon Northup
Pages: 526
ISBN: 1518821413
Available:
Release: 2015-11-19
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This edition is written in bold and font size 24. Now a major motion picture, this remarkable memoir details Solomon Northup's twelve years of slavery, from his capture and his being sold into servitude, to his eventual release. This classic text shows the sheer brutality that was inflicted on slaves in the Deep South, as well as the humanity that eventually helped Solomon regain his freedom. Also included in this version of Twelve Years a Slave is biographical information detailing Solomon Northup's life after his release from slavery, and a glossary with helpful information on rare and obscure words. First published in 1853, 12 Years a Slave is the extraordinary account of one man's courage in the face of cruelty and injustice.

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave
Author: Solomon Northup
Pages: 228
ISBN: 1627301038
Available:
Release: 2013-10
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First published in 1853, 12 Years a Slave is the riveting true story of a free black American who was sold into slavery, remaining there for a dozen years until he finally escaped. This powerfully written memoir details the horrors of slave markets, the inhumanity practiced on southern plantations, and the nobility of a man who persevered in some of the worst of conditions, a man who never ceased to hope that he would find freedom and see his beloved family again. This edition has been slightly edited--for spelling and punctuation only--for easier reading by a modern audience. It also includes two helpful appendixes not found in the original book. Now a major motion picture!

To Tell a Free Story

To Tell a Free Story
Author: William L. Andrews
Pages: 353
ISBN: 0252060334
Available:
Release: 1988
Editor: University of Illinois Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author discusses the writings of Richard Allen, Solomon Bayley, Henry Bibb, Henry Box Brown, John Brown, Leonard Black, William Wells Brown, Lewis Clarke, William Craft, Frederick Douglass, Martin R. Delany, Olaudah Equiano, Moses Grandy, Jacob D. Green, William Grimes, James A.U. Gronniosaw, Briton Hammon, Josiah Henson, Harriet Jacobs, John Jea, Lunsford Lane, Jarena Lee, John Marrant, Solomon Northrup, James W. Pennington, James Robert, Moses Roper, Venture Smith, Austin Steward, Nat Turner, Samuel R. Ward, Booker T. Washington, James Watkins, George White, James Williams, and others.

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave
Author: Solomon Northup
Pages: 198
ISBN: 1927970032
Available:
Release: 2013-12-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The story of Solomon Northup is a bizarre and incredible one. Born a free black in New York State in 1808, he was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841, and spent most of the next 12 years as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation. His years in this condition of servitude were filled with abuse, apprehension, and a profound fear for his life (he narrowly escaped lynching). Northup's years in captivity are dramatically recounted here, as are his attempts to bring charges against the men who originally abducted him. An educated man when he entered slavery, Northup was able to write about the institution as both an outsider and as one of its victims. The result was an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society. A bestseller in its time, the work is "a moving, vital testament to one of slavery's 'many thousand gone' who retained his humanity in the bowels of degradation.