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_b.N87 1968
100 1 _aNorthup, Solomon,
245 1 0 _aTwelve years a slave.
_cEdited by Sue Eakin and Joseph Logsdon.
264 1 _aBaton Rouge,
_bLouisiana State University Press
300 _axxxviii, 273 pages
_billustrations, facsimile, map
_c23 cm.
336 _atext
337 _aunmediated
338 _avolume
380 _aBibliography
490 1 _aThe Library of southern civilization
500 _aReprint of the 1853 edition.
504 _aIncludes bibliographical references.
520 _aThe 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.
650 0 _aPlantation life
650 0 _aSlavery
700 1 _aEakin, Sue L.,
700 1 _aLogsdon, Joseph,
830 0 _aLibrary of Southern civilization.
938 _aBaker and Taylor
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