Twelve years a slave
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Published
New York, NY : Penguin Books, 2013.
ISBN
9780143125419, 0143125419
Status
Villa Park Public Library - Nonfiction
306.362 NORTHRUP

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Book
Physical Desc
xxxviii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Language
English

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General Note
Originally published in 1853.
General Note
"Now a major motion picture."--Cover.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Perhaps the best written of all the slave narratives, Twelve Years a Slave is a harrowing memoir about one of the darkest periods in American history. It recounts how Solomon Northup, born a free man in New York, was lured to Washington, D.C., in 1841 with the promise of fast money, then drugged and beaten and sold into slavery. He spent the next twelve years of his life in captivity on a Louisiana cotton plantation. After his rescue, Northup published this exceptionally vivid and detailed account of slave life. 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.--Page [4] of cover.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Northup, S., Gates, H. L., Jr., Berlin, I., & McQueen, S. (2013). Twelve years a slave. New York, NY: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Solomon Northup et al.. 2013. Twelve Years a Slave. New York, NY: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Solomon Northup et al., Twelve Years a Slave. New York, NY: Penguin Books, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Northup, Solomon, Henry Louis Gates, Jr, Ira Berlin, and Steve McQueen. Twelve Years a Slave. New York, NY: Penguin Books, 2013. Print.

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