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Northup, Solomon 1808-1863?

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Works: 103 works in 766 publications in 16 languages and 22,862 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Drama  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Historical films  Autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Composer, Contributor
Classifications: E444, 306.362092
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Twelve years a slave by Solomon Northup( Book )

208 editions published between 1853 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 2,577 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
12 Years a Slave by Steve McQueen( Visual )

22 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een vrije zwarte man wordt in 1841 onder valse voorwendsels ontvoerd en verkocht als slaaf
12 years a slave by Solomon Northup( Recording )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and German and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1841, and Northup, an accomplished, free citizen of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Stripped of his identity and deprived of all dignity, Northup is ultimately purchased by ruthless plantation owner Edwin Epps and must find the strength within to survive
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( Book )

7 editions published between 1890 and 1900 in English and held by 36 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 anni schiavo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Multiple languages and held by 35 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 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve Years a Slave : Die wahre Geschichte by Solomon Northup( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in German and Undetermined 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 : excerpts from the narrative of Solomon Northup by Solomon Northup( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 13 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
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

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

Puttin' on ole massa; the slave narratives of Henry Bibb, William Wells Brown, and Solomon Northup by Gilbert Osofsky( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1980 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve Years a Slave : Classic 1968 Edition with Historical Notes by Solomon Northup( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 2 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 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
TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE (ILLUSTRATED) (INKFLIGHT) by Solomon Northup( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
12 years a slave : a true story by Solomon Northup( Book )

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

Memoirs of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped, sold into slavery and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana before the American Civil War. He provided details of slave markets in Washington, DC, as well as describing at length cotton cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana
TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE (ILLUSTRATED) (TWO PENCE BOOKS) by Solomon Northup( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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 : the autobiography of Solomon Northup by Solomon Northup( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this riveting true story, Academy Award winner 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. Published in 1853, this account was a bombshell in the national debate over slavery leading up to the Civil War and helped tilt public opinion in favor of abolition
Twelve years a slave : narrative of Solomon Northup by Solomon Northup( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
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 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Solomon Northup Amerikaans schrijver (1808-1863)

Solomon Northup écrivain américain

Solomon Northup musicista e scrittore statunitense

Solomon Northup US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Соломон Нортап американский гражданин, фермер, скрипач, мемуарист

Соломон Нортап Фермер, скрипкашы, мемуарист және америка азаматы

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נורת'אפ, סולומון 1808-1863?

سالومون نورثاپ

سولمون نورثوب

노섭, 솔로몬 1808-ca. 1870

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