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Northup, Solomon 1808-1863

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Works: 137 works in 884 publications in 17 languages and 24,937 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Drama  Biographical films  Historical films  Film adaptations  Autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Sources 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Composer, Contributor
Classifications: E444, 306.362092
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Twelve years a slave by Solomon Northup( Book )

145 editions published between 1853 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 3,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Twelve years a slave by Solomon Northup( Book )

98 editions published between 1853 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born a free man in New York State in 1808, Solomon Northup was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841. He spent the next twelve harrowing years of his life as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation. During this time he was frequently abused and often afraid for his life. After regaining his freedom in 1853, Northup decided to publish this gripping autobiographical account of his captivity. As an educated man, Northup was able to present an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society. Indeed, this book is probably the fullest, most realistic picture of the 'peculiar institution' during the three decades before the Civil War. Moreover, Northup tells his story both from the viewpoint of an outsider, who had experienced thirty years of freedom and dignity in the United States before his capture, and as a slave, reduced to total bondage and submission. Very few personal accounts of American slavery were written by slaves with a similar history. Published in 1853, Northup's book found a ready audience and almost immediately became a bestseller. Aside from its vivid depiction of the detention, transportation, and sale of slaves, Twelve years a slave is admired for its classic accounts of cotton and sugar production, its uncannily precise recall of people, times, and places, and the compelling details that recreate the daily routine of slaves in the Gulf South"--Back cover
12 Years a Slave by Steve McQueen( Visual )

24 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een vrije zwarte man wordt in 1841 onder valse voorwendsels ontvoerd en verkocht als slaaf
Twelve years a slave: the thrilling story of a free colored man, kidnapped in Washington in 1841, sold into slavery, and after twelve years' bondage, reclaimed by state authority from a cotton plantation in Louisiana by Solomon Northup( )

9 editions published between 1890 and 2013 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A harrowing memoir about one of the darkest periods in American history. Born a free man in New York, Solomon Northup was abducted in Washington, D.C., in 1841 and spent the next twelve years of his life in captivity as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation. After his rescue, he published this exceptionally vivid and detailed account of slave life--perhaps the best written of all the slave narratives. It became an immediate bestseller and today is recognized for its unusual insight and eloquence as one of the very few portraits of American slavery produced by someone as educated as Solomon Northup, or by someone with the dual perspective of having been both a free man and a slave"--
12 Years a Slave : a Memoir of Kidnap, Slavery and Liberation by Solomon Northup( )

2 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solomon Northup was a free man, the son of an emancipated Negro Slave. Until the spring of 1841 he lived a simple, uneventful life with his wife and three children in Upstate New York. Then, suddenly, he fell victim to a series of bizarre events that make this one of the most amazing autobiographies ever written. Northup accepted an offer from two strangers in Saratoga, New York, to catch up with their traveling circus and play in its band. But when the chase ended, Northup had been drugged, beaten, and sold to a slave trader in Washington, D.C. Subsequently, he was shipped to New Orleans, where he was purchased by a planter in the Red River region of Louisiana. For the next twelve years Northup lived as a chattel slave under several masters. He might well have died a slave, except for another set of bizarre circumstances which enabled him to get word to his family and finally regain his freedom. These elements alone -- the kidnapping, enslavement, and rescue -- are sufficient for a sensational story. But Northup provides more. He was a shrewd observer of people and events. His memory was remarkable. He described cultivation of cotton and sugar in the Deep South. He detailed the daily routine and general life of the Negro slave. Indeed, he vividly portrayed the world of slavery -- from the underside. Originally published in 1853, Northup's autobiography is regarded as one of the best accounts of American Negro slavery ever written by a slave. It is reprinted in full here for the first time, as the initial volume in The Library of Southern Civilization. Northup's account has been carefully checked by the editors and has been found to be remarkably accurate. To his own narrative of a long and tragic adventure, Professors Eakin and Logsdon have added significant new details about Northup and the plantation country where he spent most of his time as a slave. Heretofore unknown information about the capture and trial of Northup's kidnappers has been included, adding still another fascinating episode to an already astounding story
12 years a slave by Solomon Northup( Recording )

27 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and German and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this riveting landmark autobiography, award-winning actor Louis Gossett, Jr., masterfully transports us to 1840s New York, Louisiana, and Washington, DC, to experience the kidnapping and twelve-year bondage of Solomon Northup, a free man of color. Twelve Years a Slave, published in 1853, was an immediate bombshell in the national debate over slavery leading up to the Civil War. This enhanced edition with an accompanying Collector's Extra is based on the research of Dr. Sue Eakin, the nationally recognized authority on Solomon Northup who spent a lifetime authenticating his story. Solomon's fine mind captures the reality of slavery in stunning detail as we learn about the characters that populate plantation society and the intrigues of the bayou-from the collapse of a slave rebellion resulting in mass hangings due to traitorous slave Lew Cheney to the tragic abuse of his friend Patsey, brought about by Mrs. Epps' jealousy of her husband's sexual exploitation of the pretty young slave. Finally, a friend from New York attempts a courageous rescue that could either result in Solomon's greater suffering or death, or get him back to the arms of his family
Twelve Years a Slave : Classic 1968 Edition with Historical Notes by Solomon Northup( )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic 1968 edition with historical notes WITH A NEW foreword by Karolyn Smardz Frost. Solomon Northup was a free man, the son of an emancipated Negro Slave. Until the spring of 1841 he lived a simple, uneventful life with his wife and three children in Upstate New York. Then, suddenly, he fell victim to a series of bizarre events that make this one of the most amazing autobiographies ever written. Northup accepted an offer from two strangers in Saratoga, New York, to catch up with their traveling circus and play in its band. But when the chase ended, Northup had been drugg
12 anni schiavo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Multiple languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stati Uniti, 1841. Solomon Northup è un musicista nero e un uomo libero nello stato di New York. Ingannato da chi credeva amico, viene drogato e venduto come schiavo a un ricco proprietario del Sud agrario e schiavista. Strappato alla sua vita, alla moglie e ai suoi bambini, Solomon infila un incubo lungo dodici anni provando sulla propria pelle la crudeltà degli uomini e la tragedia della sua gente. A colpi di frusta e di padroni vigliaccamente deboli o dannatamente degeneri, Solomon avanzerà nel cuore oscuro della storia americana provando a restare vivo e a riprendersi il suo nome. In suo soccorso arriva Bass, abolizionista canadese, che metterà fine al suo incubo. (Mymovies)
A true story by Solomon Northup( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncle Tom's Cabin : the illustrated 1886 edition, plus, 12 years a slave by Harriet Beecher Stowe( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE (ILLUSTRATED) (TWO PENCE BOOKS) by Solomon Northup( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solomon Northup was born a free man in New York State. At the age of 33 he was kidnapped in Washington D.C. and placed in an underground slave pen. Northup was transported by ship to New Orleans where he was sold into slavery. He spent the next 12 years working as a carpenter, driver, and cotton picker. This narrative reveals how Northup survived the harsh conditions of slavery, including smallpox, lashings, and an attempted hanging
Twelve Years a Slave : Die wahre Geschichte by Solomon Northup( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der freie Afroamerikaner Solomon Northup lebt 1841 mit Frau und Kindern im Bundesstaat New York. Eines Tages wird er von 2 Fremden als Geigenspieler engagiert. Sie betäuben ihn und verkaufen ihn als Sklaven an einen Plantagenbesitzer in Louisiana. Eine 12 Jahre dauernde Odyssee beginnt
TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE (ILLUSTRATED) (INKFLIGHT) by Solomon Northup( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solomon Northup was born a free man in New York State. At the age of 33 he was kidnapped in Washington D.C. and placed in an underground slave pen. Northup was transported by ship to New Orleans where he was sold into slavery. He spent the next 12 years working as a carpenter, driver, and cotton picker. This narrative reveals how Northup survived the harsh conditions of slavery, including smallpox, lashings, and an attempted hanging
Twelve Years a Slave : Illustrated by Solomon Northup( )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve Years a Slave is the immensely popular memoir of Solomon Northup, a free-born African-American who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C. in 1841 and sold into slavery. He toiled on plantations in Louisiana under the harshest of conditions until his release in 1853. The 2013 film was a runaway box office success, and picked up three Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The original memoir, digitally reproduced here, makes for fascinating reading.Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions
Twelve years a slave : and other slave narratives by Solomon Northup( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve years a slave : excerpts from the narrative of Solomon Northup by Solomon Northup( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A free black man from New York, kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841 at the age of thirty-three, tells of his twelve years as a slave in Louisiana
12 jaar slaaf by Solomon Northup( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een vrije zwarte man wordt in 1841 onder valse voorwendsels ontvoerd en verkocht als slaaf
Twelve years a slave. Narrative, etc by Solomon Northup( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<> by Solomon Northup( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ONCE UPON a SLAVE : 28 Powerful Memoirs Of Former Slaves & 100+ Recorded Testimonies in One Edition: With Hundreds of Documented Testimonies & True Life Stories: Memoirs of Frederick Douglass, Underground Railroad, 12 Years a Slave, Incidents in Life of a Slave Girl, Na by Henry Bibb( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique collection of "ONCE UPON A SLAVE: 28 Powerful Memoirs Of Former Slaves & 100+ Recorded Testimonies in One Edition" has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Contents: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup The Underground Railroad The Willie Lynch Letter: The Making of Slave! Confessions of Nat Turner Narrative of Sojourner Truth Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet Jacobs Harriet: The Moses of Her People History of Mary Prince Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom, by William and Ellen Craft Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom, by Louis Hughes Narrative of the Life of J. D. Green, a Runaway Slave Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington Narrative of Olaudah Equiano Behind The Scenes - 30 Years a Slave & 4 Years in the White House, by Elizabeth Keckley Father Henson's Story of His Own Life Fifty Years in Chains, by Charles Ball Twenty-Two Years a Slave and Forty Years a Freeman, by Austin Steward Narrative of the Life of Henry Bibb Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave Story of Mattie J. Jackson A Slave Girl's Story, by Kate Drumgoold From the Darkness Cometh the Light, by Lucy A. Delaney Narrative of the Life of Moses Grandy Narrative of Joanna; An Emancipated Slave, of Surinam Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Who Escaped in a 3x2 Feet Box Memoir and Poems of Phillis Wheatley Buried Alive For a Quarter of a Century - Life of William Walker Pictures of Slavery in Church and State Dying Speech of Stephen Smith Who Was Executed for Burglary Life of Joseph Mountain Charge of Aiding and Abetting in the Rescue of a Fugitive Slave Lynch Law in All Its Phases Duty of Disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act Captain Canot Pearl Incident: Personal Memoir of Daniel Drayton History of Abolition of African Slave-Trade History of American Abolitionism
 
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Twelve years a slave
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Twelve years a slaveStolen into slavery : the true story of Solomon Northup, free black manSolomon Northup's Odyssey : Twelve Years a SlaveVoice in the slave narratives of Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass, and Solomon NorthrupSolomon Northup's Twelve years a slave : and plantation life in the antebellum SouthNineteenth-Century Literature CriticismSolomon Northup's Twelve years a slave : 1841-1853
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Solomon Northup Amerikaans schrijver (1808-1863)

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Соломон Нортап американский гражданин, фермер, скрипач, мемуарист

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