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12 Years A Slave
New York : Thunder Bay Press,c2014
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
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|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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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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- African Americans -- Biography.
- Plantation life -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century.
- Slavery -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century.
- Slaves -- United States -- Biography.
- Slaves' writings, American.
- Plantation life -- Louisiana.
- Slavery -- Louisiana.
- Plantation life.