12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave 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 - Word Cloud Classics

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A testimony of personal strength and a telling portrait of American slavery in the pre-Civil War South.

When Solomon Northup, born a free black man in Saratoga, New York, was offered a short-term job with a circus in Washington, D.C., in 1841, he jumped at the opportunity. But when he arrived, he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Louisiana. Finally, with the help of a Canadian abolitionist, he was rescued and reunited with his family in New York. In this memoir published in 1853, Northup tells the incredible story of his twelve years as a slave.

Book information

ISBN: 9781626862364
Publisher: Canterbury Classics
Imprint: Canterbury Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.362092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xii, 212
Weight: 310g
Height: 139mm
Width: 199mm
Spine width: 19mm