Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave
Author: Solomon Northup
Release: 101-01-01
Editor: Prabhat Prakashan
Pages: 329
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Language: en
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"Having been born a freeman, and for more than thirty years enjoyed the blessings of liberty in a free State—and having at the end of that time been kidnapped and sold into Slavery, where I remained, until happily rescued in the month of January, 1853, after a bondage of twelve years—it has been suggested that an account of my life and fortunes would not be uninteresting to the public." -an excerpt

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave
Author: Solomon Northup
Release: 2014-02-06
Editor: HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0007580428
Language: en
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The shocking first-hand account of one man's remarkable fight for freedom; now an award-winning motion picture. 'Why had I not died in my young years - before God had given me children to love and live for? What unhappiness and suffering and sorrow it would have prevented. I sighed for liberty; but the bondsman's chain was round me, and could not be shaken off.' 1841: Solomon Northup is a successful violinist when he is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Taken from his family in New York State - with no hope of ever seeing them again - and forced to work on the cotton plantations in the Deep South, he spends the next twelve years in captivity until his eventual escape in 1853. First published in 1853, this extraordinary true story proved to be a powerful voice in the debate over slavery in the years leading up to the Civil War. It is a true-life testament of one man's courage and conviction in the face of unfathomable injustice and brutality: its influence on the course of American history cannot be overstated.

Twelve Years A Slave

Twelve Years A Slave
Author: Solomon Northup
Release: 2014-02-01
Editor: StarWalk Kids Media
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781630830892
Language: en
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Now an Award-winning Motion Picture, Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, is a heartfelt memoir by an African American man who was born free in Saratoga, New York but was tricked and kidnapped in 1843. He was sold into slavery and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana before he could get word to his friends and return to his family. Read the story in Solomon's own words.

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave
Author: Solomon Northup
Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 199
ISBN: 1843914719
Language: en
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Describes the life of Solomon Northup, a free Black man from Saratoga, N.Y., who was kidnapped in 1841 and forced into slavery in Louisiana for twelve years.

When I Was a Slave

When I Was a Slave
Author: Norman R. Yetman
Release: 2012-03-01
Editor: Courier Corporation
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780486111391
Language: en
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DIVMore than 2,000 former slaves provide first-person accounts in blunt, simple language about their lives in bondage. Illuminating, often startling information about southern life before, during, and after the Civil War. /div

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave
Author: Solomon Northup
Release: 2014-03-08
Editor: Readme Publishing
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9789949952328
Language: en
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Now a major motion picture nominated for nine Academy Awards. Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853. Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup is a memoir of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped, sold into slavery and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana before the American Civil War. He provided details of slave markets in Washington, DC, as well as describing at length cotton cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana.

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave
Author: Solomon Northup
Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 198
ISBN: 1927970156
Language: en
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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.

Twelve Years A Slave Illustrated Edition

Twelve Years A Slave  Illustrated Edition
Author: Solomon Northup
Release: 2014-04-08
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781443434485
Language: en
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Kidnapped and sold into slavery in the American South, freeman Solomon Northup spent twelve years in bondage before being freed. Twelve Years a Slave is Northup’s moving memoir, revealing unimaginable details of the horrors he faced as a slave on Southern plantations, and his unshakable belief that he would return home to his family. Written in the year after Northup was freed and published in the wake of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Northup’s story was quickly taken up by abolitionist groups and news organizations as part of the fight against slavery, and continues to resonate more than a century after the end of the American Civil War.

Wench

Wench
Author: Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Release: 2010-01-05
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780061966354
Language: en
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Dolen Perkins-Valdez’s enchanting and unforgettable novel, based on little-known fact, combines the narrative allure of Cane River by Lalita Tademy and the moral complexities of Edward P. Jones’s The Known World as it tells the story of four black enslaved women in the years preceding the Civil War. wench \'wench\ n. from Middle English “wenchel,”1 a: a girl, maid, young woman; a female child. Situated in Ohio, a free territory before the Civil War, Tawawa House is an idyllic retreat for Southern white men who vacation there every summer with their enslaved black mistresses. It’s their open secret. Lizzie, Reenie, and Sweet are regulars at the resort, building strong friendships over the years. But when Mawu, as fearless as she is assured, comes along and starts talking of running away, things change. To run is to leave everything behind, and for some it also means escaping from the emotional and psychological bonds that bind them to their masters. When a fire on the resort sets off a string of tragedies, the women of Tawawa House soon learn that triumph and dehumanization are inseparable and that love exists even in the most inhuman, brutal of circumstances—all while they bear witness to the end of an era. An engaging, page-turning, and wholly original novel, Wench explores, with an unflinching eye, the moral complexities of slavery. “Readers entranced by The Help will be equally riveted by Wench. A deeply moving, beautifully written novel told from the heart.”—USA Today

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave
Author: Northup
Release: 2014-02-28
Editor: Graymalkin Media
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781631680052
Language: en
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This unforgettable memoir was the basis for the Academy Award nominated film 12 Years a Slave. This is the true story of Solomon Northup, who was born and raised as a freeman in New York. He lived the American dream, with a house and a loving family - a wife and two kids. Then one day he was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in the deep south. These are the true accounts of his twelve hard years as a slave - many believe this memoir is even more graphic and disturbing than the film. His extraordinary journey proves the resiliency of hope and the human spirit despite the most grueling and formidable of circumstances. Includes the original illustrations.

200 Years A Fraud

200 Years A Fraud
Author: David Wilson
Release: 2017-06-14
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 428
ISBN: 1941324428
Language: en
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After years of fact checking, here is the entire text of Twelve Years A Slave, with annotations throughout and back stories on all of the characters-even the villains other historians have ignored. This is the true story of Twelve Years a Slave, and of David Wilson, the man who really wrote Solomon Northup's story into history.

Literary Analysis of Solomon Northup s Twelve Years a Slave

Literary Analysis of Solomon Northup s  Twelve Years a Slave
Author: Madalina Mocanu
Release: 2016-04-04
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 16
ISBN: 3668186375
Language: en
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Literature Review from the year 2015 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: A, course: Text Discussions, language: English, abstract: We can consider this material a reliable historical reference on slavery, updated to today's background by the lessons it teaches. Indeed, a masterpiece of depicting the world's inner cruelty which makes us reconsider our whole system of beliefs. "Twelve Years a Slave," published in 1853, reveals us Solomon Northup's path to an eventual escape from slavery, after facing monstrous, shocking experiences. His heartbreaking story makes us witness the struggles, sorrows and aspirations of black people in their quest for freedom. The kind of "hell on earth" emotional status which the main characters attain illustrates the oppressive social order of the South. As a slave narrative, Solomon Northup's confession is not only important for what it communicates about the African American literature and its historical context, but also because it analyses the institution of humanity, portraying an impeccable examination of the realities of slavery, which are enlightened throughout the text.

Twelve Years a Slave Norton Critical Editions

Twelve Years a Slave  Norton Critical Editions
Author: Solomon Northup
Release: 2016-12-15
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780393270129
Language: en
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This Norton Critical Edition of Solomon Northup’s harrowing autobiography is based on the 1853 first edition. It is accompanied by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Kevin Burke’s introduction and detailed explanatory footnotes. The Norton Critical Edition also includes: · The illustrations printed in the original book. · Contemporary sources (1853—62), among them newspaper accounts of Northup’s kidnapping and ordeal and commentary by Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Thomas W. MacMahon. · A Genealogy of Secondary Sources (1880-2015) presenting twenty-four voices spanning three centuries on the memoir’s major themes. Contributors include George Washington Williams, Marion Wilson Starling, Kenneth Stampp, Robert B. Stepto, Trish Loughran, and David Fiske, Clifford W. Brown, Jr., and Rachel Seligman, among others. · The 2013 film adaptation—12 Years a Slave—fully considered, with criticism and major reviews of the film as well as Henry Louis Gates's three interviews with its director, Steve McQueen. · A Chronology and Selected Bibliography.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave
Author: Solomon Northup
Release: 1853
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 198
ISBN: 1927970326
Language: en
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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.

Stolen into Slavery

Stolen into Slavery
Author: Judith Bloom Fradin,Dennis Brindell Fradin
Release: 2012-01-10
Editor: National Geographic Books
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781426309878
Language: en
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The true story behind the acclaimed movie 12 Years a Slave, this book is based on the life of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who was captured in the United States and sold into slavery in Louisiana. Solomon Northup awoke in the middle of the night with his body trembling. Slowly, he realized that he was handcuffed in a dark room and his feet were chained to the floor. He managed to slip his hand into his pocket to look for his free papers that proved he was one of 400,000 free blacks in a nation where 2.5 million other African Americans were slaves. They were gone. This remarkable story follows Northup through his 12 years of bondage as a man kidnapped into slavery, enduring the hardships of slave life in Louisiana. But the tale also has a remarkable ending. Northup is rescued from his master's cotton plantation in the deep South by friends in New York. This is a compelling tale that looks into a little known slice of history, sure to rivet young readers and adults alike. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.

Thirty Years a Slave

Thirty Years a Slave
Author: Louis Hughes
Release: 101-01-01
Editor: Prabhat Prakashan
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Language: en
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"Thirty Years a Slave" by Louis Hughes. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read.

TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE

TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE
Author: SOLOMON NORTHUP
Release: 1853
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOMDLP:abt6874:0001.001
Language: en
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12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave
Author: Solomon Northrup,Delroy Constantine-Simms
Release: 2014-03-12
Editor: CreateSpace
Pages: 498
ISBN: 1497327482
Language: en
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BOOK SUMMARY Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana. INTERVIEWS AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF FREED SLAVES. This edition of Northrup's autobiography is unique because it includes photographs and interviews with former slaves who voice their experiences of slavery. Many talk about how they were treated, the condition before their freedom and after. Unlike Solomon Northrup, there were no Canadians to rescue them from slavery, they did not ride off into the sunset. A few spoke of the beatings, the work and their fear of the Klan after the abolition of slavery. Readers most also bear in mind the the majority of interviewees were unable to read and write, and sadly the interviewers, often recorded their narrative voices in a somewhat racist and stereotypical vernacular as often seen in Uncle Ben and Mammy type caricatures of African-Americans in the late 19th and early 20th, Century. THE SCREEN PLAY The book 12 Years a Slave is now a major screenplay that has received wide critical acclaim, and was named the best film of the year by several media outlets. It also proved to be a box office success, earning over $140 million on a production budget of $20 million. The film has won three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress for Nyong'o and Best Adapted Screenplay for Ridley. It was awarded the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama, and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts recognized the film with the Best Film and the Best Actor award for Ejiofor. 12 Year a Slave. However, little mention has been made of the fact that 12 Years a Slave the film is a REMAKE! What's more, the original television film Solomon Northup's Odyssey, was re-issued as Half Slave, Half Free, is a 1984 directed by the often celebrated Gordon Parks. The screenplay was written by Lou Potter and the noted playwright-actor Samm-Art Williams, who were also, inspired by Northrup's 1853 book Twelve Years a Slave. Why this fact has not been mention by film critics is a mystery, that has yet to be explained. ABOUT THE EDITOR D. Constantine-Simms is an Occupational Psychologist, Counselling Psychologist and a qualified Therapeutic Career Coach. He is also as freelance print and photojournalist, whose work is regularly submitted and distributed by photo agencies such as Corbis Images and Demotix. His articles and images have appeared in British and international publications such as the Word (Canada) The Big Issue, The Guardian, The Voice Newspaper, Miami Times, and many other publications. Constantine-Simms has previously edited the following books and Co-edited Teachers for the Future (1995) The Greatest Taboo: Homosexuality in Black Communities (2001) Hip Hop Had a Dream: Vol. 1 the Artful Movement (2008) Constantine-Simms is the recipient of the 2001 Lambda Award for Best Anthology for his book: The Greatest Taboo: Homosexuality in Black Communities (2001) He is also a novice graphic artist who distributes/sells his work under the appropriately artistic name of "THINKDOCTOR" through the Following websites: www.deviantart.com www.zazzle.com/thinkdoctor www.zazzle.com/anythingobama

Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies 20th Anniversary Edition

Guns  Germs  and Steel  The Fates of Human Societies  20th Anniversary Edition
Author: Jared Diamond
Release: 2017-03-07
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780393609295
Language: en
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"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.

12 Years A Slave

12 Years A Slave
Author: Solomon Northup
Release: 2013-10-07
Editor: Golgotha Press
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781629171081
Language: en
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Twelve Years a Slave is a memoir of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped, sold into slavery and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana before the American Civil War. He provided details of slave markets in Washington, DC, as well as describing at length cotton cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana. Published soon after Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Northup's book sold 30,000 copies and was considered a bestseller. It went through several editions in the nineteenth century. Supporting Stowe's fictional narrative in detail, Northup’s first-hand account of his twelve years of bondage proved another bombshell in the national political debate over slavery leading up to the Civil War, drawing endorsements from major Northern newspapers, anti-slavery organizations, and evangelical groups.