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Twelve years a slave

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2012.
Series: Penguin Classics
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"A harrowing memoir about one of the darkest periods in American historyBorn 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
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Solomon Northup; Solomon Northup
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9780143106708 0143106708
OCLC Number: 870822196
Description: xxxvi, 240 Seiten : Illustrationen, music ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin Classics
Responsibility: Solomon Northup ; introduction by Ira Berlin ; general editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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Born a free man in New York State in 1808, Solomon Northup was kidnapped in Washington, DC, in 1841. He spent the next twelve years as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation. During this time he  Read more...

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