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12 Years A Slave

Author: Solomon Northup
Publisher: New York : Thunder Bay Press, 2014.
Series: Word cloud classics.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Northup, Solomon
12 Years A Slave
New York : Thunder Bay Press,c2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Solomon Northup
ISBN: 9781626862784 1626862788
OCLC Number: 875819974
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Editor's preface; chapter i-introductory-ancestry-the northup family-birth and parentage-mintus northup-marriage with anne hampton-good resolutions-champlain canal-rafting excursion to canada-farming-the violin-cooking-removal to saratoga-parker and perry-slaves and slavery-the children-the beginning of sorrow.
Chapter ii-the two strangers-the circus company-departure from saratoga-ventriloquism and legerdemain-journey to new-york-free papers-brown and hamilton-the haste to reach the circus-arrival in washington-funeral of harrison-the sudden sickness-the torment of thirst-the receding light-insensibility-chains and darkness.
Chapter iii-painful meditations-james h. burch-williams' slave pen in washington-the lackey, radburn-assert my freedom-the anger of the trader-the paddle and cat-o'-nine-tails-the whipping-new acquaintances-ray, williams, and randall-arrival of little emily and her mother in the pen-maternal sorrows-the story of eliza.
Chapter iv-eliza's sorrows-preparation to embark-driven through the streets of washington-hail, columbia-the tomb of washington-clem ray-the breakfast on the steamer-the happy birds-aquia creek-fredericksburgh-arrival in richmond-goodin and his slave pen-robert, of cincinnati-david and his wife-mary and lethe-clem's return-his subsequent escape to canada-the brig orleans-james h. burch.
Chapter v-arrival at norfolk-frederick and maria-arthur, the freeman-appointed steward-jim, cuffee, and jenny-the storm-bahama banks-the calm-the conspiracy-the long boat-the small-pox-death of robert-manning, the sailor-the meeting in the forecastle-the letter-arrival at new-orleans-arthur's rescue-theophilus freeman, the consignee-platt-first night in the new-orleans slave pen.
Chapter vi-freeman's industry-cleanliness and clothes-exercising in the show room-the dance-bob, the fiddler-arrival of customers-slaves examined-the old gentleman of new-orleans-sale of david, caroline and lethe-parting of randall and eliza-small-pox-the hospital-recovery and return to freeman's slave pen-the purchaser of eliza, harry and platt-eliza's agony on parting from little emily.
Description: 1 online resource (226 p.)
Series Title: Word cloud classics.

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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.

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 I found the wording dull and historical. I had hoped someone updated the story to our current use of the English language. I am sorry to say I was wrong. I was board with the formal time period writing style but I will not deduct stars as this is to be expected. However, I can't help but find...
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