Twelve Years a Slave

bySolomon NorthupEditorDavid WilsonIllustratorN. Orr

December 2, 2013|
Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
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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:Twelve Years a Slave
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:202 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.63 in
Shipping dimensions:202 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.63 in
Published:December 2, 2013
Publisher:Engage Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781927970089

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