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12 Years a Slave e-book

Author:

Solomon Northup

Language:

English

Category:

Politics

Subcategory:

Sociology

ePub size:

1341 kb

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Rating:

4.6

Publisher:

Community Press; First Edition edition (September 8, 2013)

Pages:

152

ISBN:

1492368288

12 Years a Slave e-book

by Solomon Northup


Northup, a black man who was born free in New York state, details his being tricked to go to Washington, . where he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Deep South. He was in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana before he was able to secretly get information to friends and family in New York, who in turn secured his release with the aid of the state.

Twelve Years a Slave was lost to history by the early twentieth century when it could not be located by libraries, stores or catalogues nationwide

Twelve Years a Slave was lost to history by the early twentieth century when it could not be located by libraries, stores or catalogues nationwide. Then a 12-year-old avid reader in central Louisiana-the future Dr. Sue Eakin-reached upon the library shelf of a planation home and discovered a dusty copy of the book that would determine her life’s path.

Twelve Years a Slave: Chapter 1 Lyrics. y -the northup family- birth and parentage-mintus northup-marriage with anne hampton-good n canal-rafting excursion to canada-farming-the al to saratoga-parker and perry- slaves-and slavery -the children-the beginning of sorrow don't tell my wife Lauren.

The book Twelve Years a Slave was published in 1853 by the American firm of Derby and Miller. It had been written very quickly, emerging only months after Solomon Northup escaped from a Louisiana plantation. Published in London at the same time, the book sold well at first - but by the end of the century was little read. Steve and I sat down to talk one day and we quickly realised we were both keen to explore slavery as an idea.

Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of. .

Solomon Northup (b. 1808). Narrative of solomon northup, a citizen of new-york, kidnapped in washington city in 1841 and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the red river in louisiana. Auburn: derby and miller. Buffalo: derby, orton and mulligan. The leisure hours allowed me were generally either employed over my books, or playing on the violin-an amusement which was the ruling passion of my youth.

One other oddity worth mentioning: the original book's preface - the one done by the man who helped Northup write the book - has been curiously excised from this version too. That makes this version something less than complete.

Solomon Northup, who was lured away from Saratoga Springs and into slavery before the Civil War, wrote a book, Twelve Years a Slave, following his fortuitous rescue in 1853

Solomon Northup, who was lured away from Saratoga Springs and into slavery before the Civil War, wrote a book, Twelve Years a Slave, following his fortuitous rescue in 1853. Some of his post-slavery life can be tracked via property records, court documents, and newspaper stories Solomon Northup, who was lured away from Saratoga Springs and into slavery before the Civil War, wrote a book, Twelve Years a Slave, following his fortuitous rescue in 1853.

Twelve years a slave Book digitized by Google from the library of the New York Public Library and uploaded to the . Just 12? I don’t think so. So, who really is a SLAVE? A person who is owned by his master? Works for him for no pay?

Twelve years a slave. by. Northup, Solomon, b. 1808; Eakin, Sue . ed; Logsdon, Joseph, ed. Publication date. Book digitized by Google from the library of the New York Public Library and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Reprint of the 1853 ed. Bibliographical footnotes. So, who really is a SLAVE? A person who is owned by his master? Works for him for no pay? No, this is not the only definition of a slave. In fact, that is a definition buried in time. A Slave is he whose destiny is in the hands of another. Thus, are we slaves? What would you do if you woke up and you found out that you were fired from your job?

Twelve Years a Slave book He was in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana before he was able to secretly get information to friends and family in New York, who in turn secured.

Twelve Years a Slave book. Solomon Northup, born a free man during slavery times in America, is tricked and subsequently sold into slavery.

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.
Naktilar
As slave stories go, this one is, in my view, without peer. Northup's s captivating tale -- which has gained attention because of the movie that shares the book's title -- is told in exacting detail with an easy prose. He sets the stage masterfully, describing people and places before proceeding into the narrative. Unlike works of fiction, this book is so compelling because, by all accounts, it is true. There is no polemical axe to grind, as with Uncle Tom (a novel at one point wryly referenced by Northup). Here you see both the brutality of slavery and the moments of kindness by slaves and even some slave owners. Solomon tells the story with clarity and intelligence.

The free versions on other sites I found were pretty poorly formatted, so spending a dollar for a polished version on Amazon is worthwhile, but this one is not the best of them. Granted, the book is formatted adequately, and any typographical errors in this version seem to be simple reproductions of the original.

However, the supporting material is a letdown. I read the version that includes the introduction by novelist Dolen Perkins-Valdez. That introduction is borderline insulting, as it makes only a weak attempt to separate accounts with fictional elements like Roots from an authentic account like this one. Worse still, Perkins-Valdez can't resist indulging in repeatedly referencing her own recently released slave novel, even going so far as to quote herself. There are almost no historical elements to this version beyond the main book -- no mention of Northup after the book, no mention of he writer who helped him pen the book, nothing. There is more information on the writer of the introduction than there is the author. One other oddity worth mentioning: the original book's preface -- the one done by the man who helped Northup write the book -- has been curiously excised from this version too. That makes this version something less than complete.

For those looking for a better version, you might consider Twelve Years a Slave - Enhanced Edition by Dr. Sue Eakin Based on a Lifetime Project. New Info, Images, Maps, which contains a robust amount of supporting material and, better still, is right now the same cost as this version.
Nargas
Growing up in the North,I had always found it hard to imagine that slavery not only existed in this country,but flourished.Through the years,I have read many an autobiography or history book concerning slavery and thought I knew it all. And yet I was blind.
Until I read Solomon Northrup's "12 Years a Slave." Where has this book been? It is a masterpiece of history,of one man,one free man's life. A true picture of 'The Old South'.
Mr. Northrup was a free black man with a beautiful wife and two daughters living in Saratoga,NY. He was lured from his home by slave traders who specialized in the awful practice of kidnapping free black citizens and selling them into slavery. Torn from his home and family,Mr.Northrup endured the worst that can happen to a human being,and still live.
And yet,he remained fair and honest,never stooping to the level some of his white masters did.
I am not going to rewrite the book in this review because I recommend reading it for yourself. Slavery was and is a vile institution.
Solomon Northrup is my new inspiration.
This book will shock you. But you will be the better for having read it.
My highest of fives.
Thorgaginn
The simplicity of his reflections in this journal open a window to the culture of slavery and racism that is unique and memorable. He uses understated language which makes each event all the more vivid. His candor about the experience of bondage and what it does to a free man is remarkable. His insight into thoughts of slaveholders ring true. This book was written more than 150 years ago and is an easy read. Mr Northrup was an exceptional man. We are lucky to have his words today.
Mash
This book is so interesting and informative. I found that I knew not nearly as much of that era of (slavery and emancipation) as I had assumed that I did. My husband had purchased the Kindle version of 12 Years a Slave but the one that I purchased had several other stories as well. Twelve Years A Slave is about Solomon Northrup, who was born as a free person, but was duped into going on tour with two charlatans and sold into slavery. (Don't want to spoil the story so will stop here.) Other stories included were: Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe; Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglas; Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, byHarriet Jacobs and also true; and Up From Slavery: An Autobiography by Booker T. Washington which was actually my favorite book. He was born into slavery and was a child when slavery ended. Booker T. Washington was a brilliant humanitarian who lived through a terrible time in the History of the United States of America and he definitely left a lasting legacy through his many kind deeds and the school system that he founded in Tuskeegee, Alabama.
This book was about the same cost as the single book "12 Years a Slave". This is a great read and if you buy the Kindle version look for the cover that has the lock an chain on the front page. It is the version this the extra books. Enjoy, learn and weep!
Peles
I ordered this book after seeing the movie by the same name. I was afraid it might be redundant, but it was not. The movie allowed the viewer to see the experience of Solomon Northrup's kidnapping and 12 year bondage as a slave in the 1850's. The book allowed the reader to hear Northrup's thoughts and feelings about those experiences. A freedman living a secure life in upstate NY, Northrup was torn away by slave traders. Forced to hide his ability to read and write from his captors, after his liberation, he ultimately uses those skills to share his experience of slavery with generations of Americans brought up blind to the reality that was foundational to our early history....and haunting us still. Northrup's narrative is a matter of fact, unsensationalized, and a far more charitable description than the horrific events would reasonably call for. Should be required reading in US schools.

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