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Twelve years a slave. Edited by Sue Eakin and Joseph Logsdon.

By: Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863?.
Contributor(s): Eakin, Sue L [editor.] | Logsdon, Joseph [editor.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Library of Southern civilization: Publisher: Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press [1968]Description: xxxviii, 273 pages illustrations, facsimile, map 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeSubject(s): Plantation life -- Louisiana | Slavery -- LouisianaDDC classification: 301.45/22/09763 Summary: The story of Solomon Northup is a bizarre and incredible one. Born a free black in New York State in 1808, he was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841, and spent most of the next 12 years as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation. His years in this condition of servitude were filled with abuse, apprehension, and a profound fear for his life (he narrowly escaped lynching). Northup's years in captivity are dramatically recounted here, as are his attempts to bring charges against the men who originally abducted him. An educated man when he entered slavery, Northup was able to write about the institution as both an outsider and as one of its victims. The result was an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society. A bestseller in its time, the work is "a moving, vital testament to one of slavery's 'many thousand gone' who retained his humanity in the bowels of degradation.
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E444 .N87 1968 (Browse shelf) Available 0000100866086
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Reprint of the 1853 edition.

Includes bibliographical references.

The story of Solomon Northup is a bizarre and incredible one. Born a free black in New York State in 1808, he was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841, and spent most of the next 12 years as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation. His years in this condition of servitude were filled with abuse, apprehension, and a profound fear for his life (he narrowly escaped lynching). Northup's years in captivity are dramatically recounted here, as are his attempts to bring charges against the men who originally abducted him. An educated man when he entered slavery, Northup was able to write about the institution as both an outsider and as one of its victims. The result was an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society. A bestseller in its time, the work is "a moving, vital testament to one of slavery's 'many thousand gone' who retained his humanity in the bowels of degradation.

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