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The Resource Twelve Years a Slave, Solomon Northup, (electronic resource)

Twelve Years a Slave, Solomon Northup, (electronic resource)

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Twelve Years a Slave
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Twelve Years a Slave
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Solomon Northup
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eng
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The harrowing true story that inspired the critically acclaimed filmThe son of a freed slave, Solomon Northup lived the first thirty years of his life as a free man in upstate New York. In the spring of 1841, he was offered a job: a short-term, lucrative engagement as a violinist in a traveling circus. It was a trap. In Washington, DC, Northup was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery. He spent the next twelve years on plantations in Louisiana, enduring backbreaking labor, unimaginable violence, and inhumane treatment at the hands of cruel masters, until a kind stranger helped to win his release. His account of those years is a shocking, unforgettable portrait of America's most insidious historical institution as told by a man who experienced it firsthand.Published shortly after Harriet Beecher Stowe's abolitionist classic Uncle Tom's Cabin, Northup's memoir became a bestseller in 1853. With its eloquent depiction of life before and after bondage, Twelve Years a Slave was a unique and effective entry into the national debate over slavery. Rediscovered in the 1960s and now the inspiration for a major motion picture, Northup's poignant narrative gives readers an invaluable glimpse into a shameful chapter of American history
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Northup, Solomon
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • African American Nonfiction
  • Nonfiction
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Twelve Years a Slave, Solomon Northup, (electronic resource)
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online
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9781480476882
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0f480030-5771-4704-8133-868a59d0a786
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
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Label
Twelve Years a Slave, Solomon Northup, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781480476882
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0f480030-5771-4704-8133-868a59d0a786
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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