12 Years a Slave: Now a Major Movie (Illustrated Hardcover with Jacket) (Engage books) by Solomon Northup12 Years a Slave: Now a Major Movie (Illustrated Hardcover with Jacket) (Engage books) by Solomon Northup

12 Years a Slave: Now a Major Movie (Illustrated Hardcover with Jacket) (Engage books)

bySolomon NorthupEditorDavid WilsonIllustratorN. Orr

Hardcover | December 1, 2013

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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.
Title:12 Years a Slave: Now a Major Movie (Illustrated Hardcover with Jacket) (Engage books)Format:HardcoverDimensions:202 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.63 inPublished:December 1, 2013Publisher:Engage BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927970040

ISBN - 13:9781927970041

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good It was good. Not intended for a novel but more of a retelling of a very trying and difficult time in a man's life. The characters mentioned were interesting and their motives in a complex manner. Like the opinions they had on slavery and how a man in chains should be treated and how you may respect another human being but not within them having their own freedom. It was interesting reading that. I want to watch the movie but there are some scenes I'm not looking forward to seeing and not sure how I'll handle them.
Date published: 2016-12-28