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The Resource Twelve years a slave, Solomon Northup, (electronic resource)

Twelve years a slave, Solomon Northup, (electronic resource)

Label
Twelve years a slave
Title
Twelve years a slave
Statement of responsibility
Solomon Northup
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Now a major motion picture! "A moving, vital testament to one of slavery's 'many thousand gone' who retained his humanity in the bowels of degradation." -- Saturday Review Born a free man in New York State in 1808, Solomon Northup was kidnapped in Washington, DC, in 1841. He spent the next 12 harrowing years of his life as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation. During this time he was frequently abused and often afraid for his life. After regaining his freedom in 1853, Northup decided to publish this gripping autobiographical account of his captivity. As an educated man, Northup was able to present an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society. Indeed, this book is probably the fullest, most realistic picture of the "peculiar institution" during the three decades before the Civil War. Moreover, Northup tells his story both from the viewpoint of an outsider, who had experienced 30 years of freedom and dignity in the United States before his capture, and as a slave, reduced to total bondage and submission. Very few personal accounts of American slavery were written by slaves with a similar history. Published in 1853, Northup's book found a ready audience and almost immediately became a bestseller. Aside from its vivid depiction of the detention, transportation, and sale of slaves, Twelve Years a Slave is admired for its classic accounts of cotton and sugar production, its uncannily precise recall of people, times, and places, and the compelling details that re-create the daily routine of slaves in the Gulf South. 7 illustrations. Index
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1808-1863?
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Northup, Solomon
Dewey number
  • 306.3/62/092
  • 306.3/62/092
Index
no index present
LC call number
E444
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Northup, Solomon
  • Slavery
  • Plantation life
  • African Americans
  • Slaves
Target audience
adult
Label
Twelve years a slave, Solomon Northup, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTgyMTU0NDU=
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Publication
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unknown
Control code
frd00008588
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (352 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486130699
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780486130699
  • (Sirsi) b1441136
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System requirements: Adobe Digital editions
Label
Twelve years a slave, Solomon Northup, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTgyMTU0NDU=
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00008588
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (352 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486130699
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780486130699
  • (Sirsi) b1441136
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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