12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

12 Years a Slave

bySolomon Northup

Paperback | June 1, 2014

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A testimony of personal strength and a telling portrait of American slavery in the pre-Civil War South.

When Solomon Northup, born a free black man in Saratoga, New York, was offered a short-term job with a circus in Washington, D.C., in 1841, he jumped at the opportunity. But when he arrived, he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Louisiana. Finally, with the help of a Canadian abolitionist, he was rescued and reunited with his family in New York. In this memoir published in 1853, Northup tells the incredible story of his twelve years as a slave.
Solomon Northup was a free man kidnapped into slavery in 1851. The details of his life after the publication of his acclaimed memoir are unknown.
Title:12 Years a SlaveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 0.4 inPublished:June 1, 2014Publisher:Canterbury ClassicsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1626862362

ISBN - 13:9781626862364


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very fascinating Was a very interesting read. I bought the book to understand slavery more - I definitely learned a lot. I think we all assume that we must know what happened to slaves on plantations, but as this book proved there was a lot of nuances I'm sure most of us could never imagine. Well worth it.
Date published: 2017-04-30