Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave
Author: Solomon Northup
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Available:
Release: 101-01-01
Editor: Prabhat Prakashan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Having been born a freeman, and for more than thirty years enjoyed the blessings of liberty in a free State—and having at the end of that time been kidnapped and sold into Slavery, where I remained, until happily rescued in the month of January, 1853, after a bondage of twelve years—it has been suggested that an account of my life and fortunes would not be uninteresting to the public." -an excerpt

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave
Author: Solomon Northup
Pages: 132
ISBN: 1499102534
Available:
Release: 2014-04-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Twelve Years a Slave (1853) is a memoir and slave narrative by Solomon Northup. 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 able to secure his release.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave
Author: Solomon Northup
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9789949952328
Available:
Release: 2014-03-08
Editor: Readme Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now a major motion picture nominated for nine Academy Awards. Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853. Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup is a memoir of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped, sold into slavery and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana before the American Civil War. He provided details of slave markets in Washington, DC, as well as describing at length cotton cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana.

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

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 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.

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 Norton Critical Editions

Twelve Years a Slave  Norton Critical Editions
Author: Solomon Northup
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780393270129
Available:
Release: 2016-12-15
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This Norton Critical Edition of Solomon Northup’s harrowing autobiography is based on the 1853 first edition. It is accompanied by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Kevin Burke’s introduction and detailed explanatory footnotes. The Norton Critical Edition also includes: · The illustrations printed in the original book. · Contemporary sources (1853—62), among them newspaper accounts of Northup’s kidnapping and ordeal and commentary by Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Thomas W. MacMahon. · A Genealogy of Secondary Sources (1880-2015) presenting twenty-four voices spanning three centuries on the memoir’s major themes. Contributors include George Washington Williams, Marion Wilson Starling, Kenneth Stampp, Robert B. Stepto, Trish Loughran, and David Fiske, Clifford W. Brown, Jr., and Rachel Seligman, among others. · The 2013 film adaptation—12 Years a Slave—fully considered, with criticism and major reviews of the film as well as Henry Louis Gates's three interviews with its director, Steve McQueen. · A Chronology and Selected Bibliography.

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: Solomon Northup
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780143129530
Available:
Release: 2016
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Originally published: Auburn: Derby and Miller, 1853.

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave
Author: Solomon Northup
Pages: 202
ISBN: 1927970164
Available:
Release: 2014-01-01
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.

Wench

Wench
Author: Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780061966354
Available:
Release: 2010-01-05
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dolen Perkins-Valdez’s enchanting and unforgettable novel, based on little-known fact, combines the narrative allure of Cane River by Lalita Tademy and the moral complexities of Edward P. Jones’s The Known World as it tells the story of four black enslaved women in the years preceding the Civil War. wench \'wench\ n. from Middle English “wenchel,”1 a: a girl, maid, young woman; a female child. Situated in Ohio, a free territory before the Civil War, Tawawa House is an idyllic retreat for Southern white men who vacation there every summer with their enslaved black mistresses. It’s their open secret. Lizzie, Reenie, and Sweet are regulars at the resort, building strong friendships over the years. But when Mawu, as fearless as she is assured, comes along and starts talking of running away, things change. To run is to leave everything behind, and for some it also means escaping from the emotional and psychological bonds that bind them to their masters. When a fire on the resort sets off a string of tragedies, the women of Tawawa House soon learn that triumph and dehumanization are inseparable and that love exists even in the most inhuman, brutal of circumstances—all while they bear witness to the end of an era. An engaging, page-turning, and wholly original novel, Wench explores, with an unflinching eye, the moral complexities of slavery. “Readers entranced by The Help will be equally riveted by Wench. A deeply moving, beautifully written novel told from the heart.”—USA Today

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave
Author: Northup
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781631680052
Available:
Release: 2014-02-28
Editor: Graymalkin Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This unforgettable memoir was the basis for the Academy Award nominated film 12 Years a Slave. This is the true story of Solomon Northup, who was born and raised as a freeman in New York. He lived the American dream, with a house and a loving family - a wife and two kids. Then one day he was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in the deep south. These are the true accounts of his twelve hard years as a slave - many believe this memoir is even more graphic and disturbing than the film. His extraordinary journey proves the resiliency of hope and the human spirit despite the most grueling and formidable of circumstances. Includes the original illustrations.

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.

Stolen into Slavery

Stolen into Slavery
Author: Judith Bloom Fradin,Dennis Brindell Fradin
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781426309878
Available:
Release: 2012-01-10
Editor: National Geographic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The true story behind the acclaimed movie 12 Years a Slave, this book is based on the life of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who was captured in the United States and sold into slavery in Louisiana. Solomon Northup awoke in the middle of the night with his body trembling. Slowly, he realized that he was handcuffed in a dark room and his feet were chained to the floor. He managed to slip his hand into his pocket to look for his free papers that proved he was one of 400,000 free blacks in a nation where 2.5 million other African Americans were slaves. They were gone. This remarkable story follows Northup through his 12 years of bondage as a man kidnapped into slavery, enduring the hardships of slave life in Louisiana. But the tale also has a remarkable ending. Northup is rescued from his master's cotton plantation in the deep South by friends in New York. This is a compelling tale that looks into a little known slice of history, sure to rivet young readers and adults alike. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.

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!

200 Years A Fraud

200 Years A Fraud
Author: David Wilson
Pages: 428
ISBN: 1941324428
Available:
Release: 2017-06-14
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After years of fact checking, here is the entire text of Twelve Years A Slave, with annotations throughout and back stories on all of the characters-even the villains other historians have ignored. This is the true story of Twelve Years a Slave, and of David Wilson, the man who really wrote Solomon Northup's story into history.

Literary Analysis of Solomon Northup s Twelve Years a Slave

Literary Analysis of Solomon Northup s  Twelve Years a Slave
Author: Madalina Mocanu
Pages: 16
ISBN: 3668186375
Available:
Release: 2016-04-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Literature Review from the year 2015 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: A, course: Text Discussions, language: English, abstract: We can consider this material a reliable historical reference on slavery, updated to today's background by the lessons it teaches. Indeed, a masterpiece of depicting the world's inner cruelty which makes us reconsider our whole system of beliefs. "Twelve Years a Slave," published in 1853, reveals us Solomon Northup's path to an eventual escape from slavery, after facing monstrous, shocking experiences. His heartbreaking story makes us witness the struggles, sorrows and aspirations of black people in their quest for freedom. The kind of "hell on earth" emotional status which the main characters attain illustrates the oppressive social order of the South. As a slave narrative, Solomon Northup's confession is not only important for what it communicates about the African American literature and its historical context, but also because it analyses the institution of humanity, portraying an impeccable examination of the realities of slavery, which are enlightened throughout the text.

12 years a slave

12 years a slave
Author: Solomon Northup
Pages: 397
ISBN: 2848685352
Available:
Release: 2014-05-14
Editor: Unknown
Language: fr

Explanation of the Book:

1841, ville de Washington. Deux hommes abordent Solomon Northup et lui proposent de jouer du violon dans leur cirque itinérant. À peine a-t-il accepté de les suivre qu'il est drogué et enlevé. Son identité est effacée et il est contraint de se présenter comme un esclave de naissance. Pendant douze terribles années, Solomon est vendu de propriété en propriété, travaillant dans les champs de coton ou sur des chantiers de construction en Louisiane. Dormant à même le sol poussiéreux, affamé, fouetté, il est menacé de mort par des maîtres qui le considèrent comme un sous-homme. Seule sa volonté de fer lui permet de ne pas sombrer dans la folie. Car Northup n'a qu'un objectif : survivre pour retrouver sa femme et ses trois enfants. Il ne laisse pas la cruauté le briser, et n'oublie jamais qui il est réellement : un homme prêt à tout pour retrouver sa liberté.

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.