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Northup, Solomon 1808-1863

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Works: 160 works in 937 publications in 17 languages and 25,090 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Drama  Biographical films  Historical films  Film adaptations  Autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Sources 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Composer
Classifications: E444, 306.362092
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Twelve years a slave by Solomon Northup( Book )

193 editions published between 1853 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 3,983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life in slavery of Solomon Northup from Saratoga, N.Y., born a free Black man
Twelve years a slave : narrative of Solomon Northup, a citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and rescued in 1853 by Solomon Northup( Book )

45 editions published between 1853 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life in slavery of Solomon Northup from Saratoga, N.Y., born a free Black man
12 Years a Slave by Steve McQueen( Visual )

22 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 361 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 128 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( )

3 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 116 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 )

31 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and German and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hugh Quarshie reads the extraordinary autobiography of Solomon Northup. His harrowing true story, first published in 1853, was a key factor in the national debate over slavery prior to the American Civil War, significantly changing public opinion on the topic of abolition. It tells the horrifying tale of Solomon Northup, an educated, free black man living with his wife and children in New York State, whose life takes an appalling turn when he is kidnapped, drugged and sold into slavery. Shipped to New Orleans, he endures the life of a slave in Louisiana's isolated plantation country. For twelve long years, he endures the unimaginable brutality and inhumanity of daily life, while keeping his dignity intact and dreaming of one day returning home to the arms of his family. Twelve Years a Slave is soon to be a major motion picture, starring Brad Pitt, Paul Giamatti, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender
Twelve Years a Slave : Classic 1968 Edition with Historical Notes by Solomon Northup( )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 41 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
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, un nero nato libero, viene rapito e venduto coem schiavo. Misurandosi con la più feroce crudeltà personificata dal mercante di schiavi Epps, ma anche con gesti di inaspettata gentilezza, lotta per non perdere la sua dignità di uomo. Nel dodicesimo anno della sua odissea, l'incontro con un abolizionista canadese cambierà per sempre la sua vita
Twelve years a slave : narrative of Solomon Northrup, a citizen of New York-- by Solomon Northup( )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 32 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
A true story by Solomon Northup( Book )

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

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
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 22 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 18 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) (INKFLIGHT);NARRATIVE OF SOLOMON NORTHUP by Solomon Northup( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 18 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
12 years a slave : the illustrated 1863 edition by Solomon Northup( )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 14 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
12 years a slave : a true story of betrayal, kidnap and slavery by Solomon Northup( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries 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 : and other slave narratives by Solomon Northup( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup is a memoir 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
Puttin' on ole massa : the slave narratives of Henry Bibb, William Wells Brown, and Solomon Northup by Gilbert Osofsky( Book )

6 editions published between 1969 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 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
 
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Twelve years a slave
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Twelve years a slave : narrative of Solomon Northup, a citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and rescued in 1853Stolen into slavery : the true story of Solomon Northup, free black man12 years a slave : a true story of betrayal, kidnap and slaverySolomon 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 Criticism
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Solomon Northup Amerikaans schrijver (1808-1863)

Solomon Northup écrivain américain

Solomon Northup musicista e scrittore statunitense

Solomon Northup scriitor american

Solomon Northup US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Соломон Нортап американский гражданин, фермер, скрипач, мемуарист

Соломон Нортап Фермер, скрипкашы, мемуарист және америка азаматы

Соломон Нортъп

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נורת'אפ, סולומון 1808-1863?

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سالومون نورثاپ

سولمون نورثوب

سولمون نورثوب كاتب من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

노섭, 솔로몬 1808-ca. 1870

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