12 years a slave : a true story of betrayal, kidnap and slavery
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Published:
London : Hesperus Press Ltd., 2013.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
199 pages ; 20 cm.
Rating:
Adult
Status:
Cane Ridge High - Teen Biography
B NOR NOR
Description
The astonishing memoir of a free man who was sold into slavery in Louisiana where he was kept for 12 years--a powerful, riveting condemnation of slavery, and a story soon to be introduced to a new audience through a major film

Tricked by two men offering him a job as a musician in New York state in 1841, Solomon Northup was instead drugged and kidnapped. Threatened with death, Northup was forced to assume a new name and fake past. Taken to Louisiana on a disease-ridden plague ship, he was initially sold to a cotton planter. In the 12 years that followed he was sold to many different owners who treated him with varying levels of savagery, including forced labor, scant food, and numerous beatings. Eventually Northup succeeded in contacting Samuel Bass, a white carpenter whom he knew to be sympathetic to the cause of black people. Bass contacted Northup's family and together they gained the necessary paperwork to travel to Louisiana to retrieve him. Northup pressed charges against his captors but in a triumph of irony the case was heard in Washington--meaning that as a black man he could not testify against the accused (in the end they were able to countersue him.) A true-life testament to tremendous courage and tenacity in the face of unfathomable injustice, Northup's account is also of extreme interest due to the meticulous recordings of slave life. Unique in its firsthand nature, the book became a runaway bestseller.

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English
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"First published 1853"--T.p. verso.
Description
Solomon Northup tells about being kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South after having been a free citizen in New York during the mid-1800s.
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Adult,Follett School Solutions.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Northup, S. (2013). 12 years a slave: a true story of betrayal, kidnap and slavery. London: Hesperus Press Ltd.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863?. 2013. 12 Years a Slave: A True Story of Betrayal, Kidnap and Slavery. London: Hesperus Press Ltd.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863?, 12 Years a Slave: A True Story of Betrayal, Kidnap and Slavery. London: Hesperus Press Ltd, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Northup, Solomon. 12 Years a Slave: A True Story of Betrayal, Kidnap and Slavery. London: Hesperus Press Ltd, 2013. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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