Solomon Northup : The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave

By: Fiske, David AContributor(s): Brown, Clifford W., JrMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2013Description: 1 online resource (265 p.)ISBN: 9781440829758Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years A SlaveLOC classification: E444.N87 | F575 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Maps and Illustrations; Foreword; Preface; 1 Twelve Years a Slave: An Overview; 2 Early Life; 3 Kidnapped; 4 The Journey South; 5 Survival; 6 Rescue; 7 Sharing the Story; 8 The Kidnappers: Arrest and Trial; 9 Financial Problems, the Underground Railroad, and the Mystery of Northup's Fate; Appendix A: Notices of Appearances by Solomon Northup; Appendix B: Solomon Northup's Family; Appendix C: Publishing History of Twelve Years a Slave; Notes; Bibliographical Note; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; About the Authors
Summary: Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years A Slave provides a compelling chronological narrative of Northup's entire life, from his birth in an isolated settlement in upstate New York to the activities he pursued after his release f
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Cover; Contents; Maps and Illustrations; Foreword; Preface; 1 Twelve Years a Slave: An Overview; 2 Early Life; 3 Kidnapped; 4 The Journey South; 5 Survival; 6 Rescue; 7 Sharing the Story; 8 The Kidnappers: Arrest and Trial; 9 Financial Problems, the Underground Railroad, and the Mystery of Northup's Fate; Appendix A: Notices of Appearances by Solomon Northup; Appendix B: Solomon Northup's Family; Appendix C: Publishing History of Twelve Years a Slave; Notes; Bibliographical Note; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; About the Authors

Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years A Slave provides a compelling chronological narrative of Northup's entire life, from his birth in an isolated settlement in upstate New York to the activities he pursued after his release f

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A national sensation when it first appeared in 1853, Twelve Years a Slave remained a staple of slave narratives for its intense evocation of slavery from the point of view of a literate, "free" man. Any concerns about its authenticity have long abated, so that the historical illuminations here are primarily to make obscure material generally accessible. The most important of the expansions are, first, the fine-grained offerings on the legalities of Northup's attempts to find satisfaction through the law in prosecuting the conspirators against him and, second, the lingering question of what, exactly, became of Northup after his disappearance in 1857. The demoralizing realization that Northup was never to receive redress on the first issue is balanced by the encouraging news that his nearly certain, if secret, involvement in the underground railroad accounted for his sudden drop from sight. The authors missed an opportunity to examine why, exactly, it still passes as worse for a "free" man than a born slave to have been in chains, but the work is useful for anyone looking deeply into background information on Solomon Northup. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. B. A. Mann University of Toledo

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David Fiske , MLS, is a writer and independent researcher. He was previously senior librarian at the New York State Library.

Clifford W. Brown , PhD, is Robert Porter Patterson Professor of Government at Union College.

Rachel Seligman , MFA, is Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College.

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