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Eakin, Sue L.

Overview
Works: 39 works in 98 publications in 1 language and 3,691 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Guidebooks  Tours  Church history  Pictorial works  Conference papers and proceedings  Autobiographies  Local history 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Contributor
Classifications: E444, 306.362092
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Most widely held works about Sue L Eakin
 
Most widely held works by Sue L Eakin
Twelve years a slave by Solomon Northup( Book )

29 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,475 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
Louisiana, the land and its people by Sue L Eakin( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A textbook describing the geography of Louisiana and tracing the history of the state from early Indian settlements to the present day
Solomon Northup's Twelve years a slave : and plantation life in the antebellum South by Solomon Northup( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solomon Northup's Twelve years a slave : 1841-1853 by Sue L Eakin( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life of Solomon Northup, a free Black man from Saratoga, N.Y., who was kidnapped in 1841 and forced into slavery in Louisiana for twelve years
Avoyelles Parish-- crossroads of Louisiana where all cultures meet( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Louisiana Negro Baptists and early American beginnings from 1804-1914 by William Hicks( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rapides Parish : an illustrated history by Sue L Eakin( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vanishing Louisiana by Norman C Ferachi( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington, Louisiana : fabulous inland port, historic gateway to the Southwest by Sue L Eakin( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One world, one institution : the plantation : proceedings of the Second World Plantation Conference, Shreveport, Louisiana, October 6-10, 1986 by World Plantation Conference( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rapides Parish history : a sourcebook by Sue L Eakin( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Life and history of William O'Neal, the man who sold his wife by William O'Neal( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William O'Neal (1827-1907) was born on a Mississippi plantation to Laura Gray (1807-1892), later known as Laura Smith, a slave of mixed racial heritage. The name of his father, undoubtedly a white plantation owner, is unknown. Although William O'Neal had blue-gray eyes and was caucasian in appearance, he was born a slave and considered a Negro. Laura Gray and her son were taken to Louisiana and sold in 1828. William and his wife, Ellen, were married in 1850. When they were to be separated three years later, he arranged for her purchase. When he had an opportunity to purchase his own freedom, a few years later, he sold Ellen to a man who promised to sell her back, for money for his freedom. After the Civil War, he ran a successful business. William, his wife, Ellen, and his mother, Laura Smith, are buried in the black section of the Edgefield Baptist Church Cemetery, Cheneyville, Louisiana. William and Ellen were childless but raised a number of foster children
Lecompte : plantation town in transition by Sue L Eakin( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve years a slave : the autobiography of Solomon Northup by Solomon Northup( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this riveting landmark autobiography that reads like a novel, 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
Some history of St. Landry Parish from the 1690's by Ruth Robertson Fontenot( Book )

2 editions published between 1955 and 1982 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Black struggle for education in Louisiana, 1877-1930s by Sue L Eakin( )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Plantations around the world : proceedings of the first World Plantation Conference, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, October 2-5, 1984 by World Plantation Conference( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plantations through the Louisiana heartland : before World War II. Photographic exhibit by Sue L Eakin( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Hu : the boy who planned to be governor of Louisiana by Sue L Eakin( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve years a slave by Solomon Northup( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 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."--EBook Library-Public metadata view
 
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Alternative Names
Eakin, Sue

Sue Eakin Amerikaans historica (1918-2009)

Sue Eakin Louisiana historian

Languages
English (77)

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Louisiana, the land and its peopleSolomon Northup's Twelve years a slave : and plantation life in the antebellum SouthSolomon Northup's Twelve years a slave : 1841-1853Avoyelles Parish-- crossroads of Louisiana where all cultures meet