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Twelve years a slave : narrative of Solomon Northup, a citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and rescued in 1853 / by Solomon Northrup ; edited by David Wilson.

By: Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863?.
Contributor(s): Wilson, David | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project).
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Distributed for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library: Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library : Distributed by University of North Carolina Press, 2011Description: 1 online resource (228 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780807869444; 0807869449; 9781469602806; 1469602806.Subject(s): Freedmen -- United States -- Biography | Kidnapping victims -- New York (State) -- Biography | Slaves -- United States -- Biography | African Americans -- Biography | Slaves' writings, AmericanAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Twelve years a slave.DDC classification: 306.3/62092 | B Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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"DocSouth books edition."

Originally published: Auburn, N.Y. : Derby and Miller, 1853.

Includes bibliographical references.

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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 years in bondage, he regained his freedom in January 1853. <p> Solomon Northup's memoir was reprinted several times later in the 19th century. An annotated version was published in 1968; the memoir was adapted and produced as a 2013 film by the same name by Steve McQueen, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor as Northup. Since 1999, Saratoga Springs, New York, has celebrated an annual Solomon Northup Day on the third Saturday in July. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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