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Twelve Years a Slave

By Northup, Solomon

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Title: Twelve Years a Slave  
Author: Northup, Solomon
Language: English
Subject: Non-Fiction, Biography & Autobiography, True Story
Collections: Educational Resource Collection
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Publisher: 1853


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Description: Twelve Years a Slave, sub-title: Narrative of Solomon Northup, citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana, is a memoir by Solomon Northup as told to and edited by David Wilson. It is a slave narrative of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped in Washington, D.C., sold into slavery, and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana. He provided details of slave markets in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans, as well as describing at length cotton and sugar cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana.


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