Solomon Northup's Twelve Years a Slave

Solomon Northup's Twelve Years a Slave

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Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 1455612049

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 228

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"The retelling of Solomon Northup's true story is a valuable contribution to black history. Readers of all ages will enjoy . . . this important account." -Charles A. Hicks, former Arkansas state supervisor of education "Solomon Northup's trials and tribulations are retold in such a way that young-adult readers will be totally captivated by his story." -Children's Literature Solomon Northup, a family man and hack driver in upstate New York, was kidnapped, whisked away from his home, and sold into slavery. His remarkable account of the epic journey from free man of color to slave to free man again is even more astonishing because it was written entirely from memory. As a slave, Northup was permitted neither pen nor paper, yet he was able to recall his ordeal in exacting detail. Considered one of the best firsthand accounts of the slavery experience, this autobiographical story, originally published in 1853, has been painstakingly rewritten for children aged eight through twelve. This story of perseverance presents to children a personal side of the often-detached history of slavery. Sue Eakin, who interpreted the story for a younger audience, saw her first copy of Solomon Northup's Twelve Years a Slave: 1841-1853 when she was just twelve years old. Years later, as a graduate student at Louisiana State University, she chose the book as the topic for her thesis.
Twelve Years a Slave
Language: en
Pages: 202
Authors: Solomon Northup
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-13 - Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

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
Solomon Northup's Twelve Years a Slave
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Solomon Northup
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-10-31 - Publisher: Pelican Publishing

"The retelling of Solomon Northup's true story is a valuable contribution to black history. Readers of all ages will enjoy . . . this important account." -Charles A. Hicks, former Arkansas state supervisor of education "Solomon Northup's trials and tribulations are retold in such a way that young-adult readers will
Twelve Years a Slave
Language: en
Pages: 512
Authors: Solomon Northup
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-27 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

DISCOVER A TALE OF UNIMAGINABLE ADVERSITY Twelve Years a Slave tells the story of Solomon Northup, a free-born man of colour who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the American South in 1841. His true tale of captivity, torture and abuse brings to life the unimaginable evils of slavery
Twelve Years a Slave
Language: en
Pages: 364
Authors: Solomon Northup
Categories: Plantation life
Type: BOOK - Published: 1855 - Publisher:

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Twelve Years a Slave (First International Student Edition) (Norton Critical Editions)
Language: en
Pages: 297
Authors: Solomon Northup
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-15 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

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),