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Title:Twelve Years a Slave: Classic 1968 Edition with Historical Notes (Library of Southern Civilization)
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Author:Solomon Northup, Sue Eakin, Joseph Logsdon, Karolyn Smardz Frost
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Twelve Years a Slave: Classic 1968 Edition with Historical Notes (Library of Southern Civilization) by Solomon Northup, Sue Eakin, Joseph Logsdon, Karolyn Smardz Frost

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Twelve Years a Slave: Classic 1968 Edition with Historical Notes (Library of Southern Civilization) p The classic edition with historical notes WITH A NEW foreword by Karolyn Smardz Frost p p Solomon Northup was a free man the son of an emancipated Negro Slave Until the spring of 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 p p 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 p p 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 p p Originally published in 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 p p 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 p

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