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The Resource Twelve years a slave, Solomon Northup ; foreword by Steve McQueen ; introduction by Ira Berlin ; general editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr

Twelve years a slave, Solomon Northup ; foreword by Steve McQueen ; introduction by Ira Berlin ; general editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr

Label
Twelve years a slave
Title
Twelve years a slave
Statement of responsibility
Solomon Northup ; foreword by Steve McQueen ; introduction by Ira Berlin ; general editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Title variation
12 years a slave
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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.--Page [4] of cover
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1808-1863?
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Northup, Solomon
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E444
LC item number
.N87 2013b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1941-2018
  • 1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gates, Henry Louis
  • Berlin, Ira
  • McQueen, Steve
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Northup, Solomon
  • Slaves
  • Slaves' writings, American
  • African Americans
  • Plantation life
  • Slavery
Label
Twelve years a slave, Solomon Northup ; foreword by Steve McQueen ; introduction by Ira Berlin ; general editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in 1853
  • "Now a major motion picture."--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxxviii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780143125419
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn852833894
Label
Twelve years a slave, Solomon Northup ; foreword by Steve McQueen ; introduction by Ira Berlin ; general editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in 1853
  • "Now a major motion picture."--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxxviii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780143125419
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn852833894

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