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12 Years A Slave: True story of an African-American who was kidnapped in New York and sold into slavery - with bonus material: Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe

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The extraordinary true story of Solomon Northup, a free African-American living in New York in 1841, who was kidnapped, sold into slavery, and subjected to unimaginable degradation and abuse until his rescue 12 years later.


This moving and utterly brutal book is a harrowing account of his life in the sugar and cotton plantations of Louisiana, subject to varying degrees of s

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Kindle Edition, 199 pages
Published February 26th 2014 by Apostrophe Books
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Katheryn Hannon
Apr 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE

very informative. Couldn't stop--and read Uncle Tom's Cabin, too. 12 Years was well-written, considering the style common at the time. Well worth the time.
Eric
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
Northup is more generous than I when thinking about good people operating in a broken system and more patient with the obviously immoral.
Susan Chatham
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
About a free northern slave who was kidnapped & taken to the south to be a slave.
Heartbreaking. Inspiring. Never gave up his hope.
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Solomon Northup was a free-born African American from Saratoga Springs, New York. He is noted for having been kidnapped in 1841 when enticed with a job offer. When he accompanied his supposed employers to Washington, DC, they drugged him and sold him into slavery. From Washington, DC, he was transported to New Orleans where he was sold to a plantation owner from Rapides Parish, Louisiana. After 12 ...more