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David Fiske; Clifford Brown; Rachel Seligman

Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years A Slave (Hardcover)

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<p><i>Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of</i> Twelve Years A Slave provides a compelling chronological narrative of Northup's entire life, from his birth in an isolated settlement in upstate New York to the activities he pursued after his release from slavery. This comprehensive biography of Solomon Northup picks up where earlier annotated editions of his narrative left off, presenting fascinating, previously unknown information about the author of the autobiographical <i>Twelve Years A Slave</i>.</p> <p></p> <p>This book examines Northup's life as a slave and reveals details of his life after he regained his freedom, relating how he traveled around the Northeast giving public lectures, worked with an Underground Railroad agent in Vermont to help fugitive slaves reach freedom in Canada, and was connected with several theatrical productions based upon his experiences. The tale of Northup's life demonstrates how the victims of the American system of slavery were not just the slaves themselves, but any free person of color--all of whom were potential kidnap victims, and whose lives were affected by that constant threat.</p>

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Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years A Slave provides a compelling chronological narrative of Northup's entire life, from his birth in an isolated settlement in upstate New York to the activities he pursued after his release from slavery. This comprehensive biography of Solomon Northup picks up where earlier annotated editions of his narrative left off, presenting fascinating, previously unknown information about the author of the autobiographical Twelve Years A Slave.

This book examines Northup's life as a slave and reveals details of his life after he regained his freedom, relating how he traveled around the Northeast giving public lectures, worked with an Underground Railroad agent in Vermont to help fugitive slaves reach freedom in Canada, and was connected with several theatrical productions based upon his experiences. The tale of Northup's life demonstrates how the victims of the American system of slavery were not just the slaves themselves, but any free person of color--all of whom were potential kidnap victims, and whose lives were affected by that constant threat.

Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years A Slave (Hardcover)

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Language
English
Publisher
ABC-Clio, LLC
Book Format
Hardcover
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
225
Author
David Fiske; Clifford Brown; Rachel Seligman
Title
Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years A Slave
ISBN-13
9781440829741
Publication Date
November, 2013
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
9.00 x 6.00 x 1.50 Inches
ISBN-10
1440829748

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