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The Resource Twelve years a slave, Solomon Northup ; introduction by Ira Berlin ; general editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; foreword by Steve McQueen, (electronic resource :)

Twelve years a slave, Solomon Northup ; introduction by Ira Berlin ; general editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; foreword by Steve McQueen, (electronic resource :)

Label
Twelve years a slave
Title
Twelve years a slave
Statement of responsibility
Solomon Northup ; introduction by Ira Berlin ; general editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; foreword by Steve McQueen
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
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1808-1863?
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Northup, Solomon
Dewey number
306.362
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E444
LC item number
.N87 2013beb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1941-2018
  • 1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gates, Henry Louis
  • Berlin, Ira
  • McQueen, Steve
  • OverDrive, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Northup, Solomon
  • Slaves
  • Slaves' writings, American
  • African Americans
  • Plantation life
  • Slavery
Label
Twelve years a slave, Solomon Northup ; introduction by Ira Berlin ; general editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; foreword by Steve McQueen, (electronic resource :)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in 1853
  • "Now a major motion picture."--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxviii, 240 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698161498
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bd8e8871-ec10-4563-84ca-f5fd75bd3b27
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn862110055
  • 966933
Label
Twelve years a slave, Solomon Northup ; introduction by Ira Berlin ; general editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; foreword by Steve McQueen, (electronic resource :)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in 1853
  • "Now a major motion picture."--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxviii, 240 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698161498
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bd8e8871-ec10-4563-84ca-f5fd75bd3b27
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn862110055
  • 966933

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