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12 years a slave

12 years a slave

Author: Solomon Northup
Publisher: San Diego, California : Canterbury Classics, 2014. ℗2014
Series: Word cloud classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863?
12 years a slave.
San Diego, California : Canterbury Classics, ©2014
212 pages
Named Person: Solomon Northup; Solomon Northup
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Solomon Northup
ISBN: 1626862788 9781626862784
OCLC Number: 880451801
Notes: "Originally published in 1853"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (226 pages).
Contents: EDITOR'S PREFACE; CHAPTER I-INTRODUCTORY-ANCESTRY-THE NORTHUP FAMILY-BIRTH AND PARENTAGE-MINTUS NORTHUP-MARRIAGE WITH ANNE HAMPTON-GOOD RESOLUTIONS-CHAMPLAIN CANAL-RAFTING EXCURSION TO CANADA-FARMING-THE VIOLIN-COOKING-REMOVAL TO SARATOGA-PARKER AND PERRY-SLAVES AND SLAVERY-THE CHILDREN-THE BEGINNING OF SORROW.
Series Title: Word cloud classics.
Responsibility: narrative of Solomon Northup.

Abstract:

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.
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by ShadowsandFlames (WorldCat user published 2014-04-11) Fair Permalink

 I found the wording dull and historical. I had hoped someone updated the story to our current use of the English language. I am sorry to say I was wrong. I was board with the formal time period writing style but I will not deduct stars as this is to be expected. However, I can't help but find...
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