12 Years a Slave: A True Story of Betrayal, Kidnap and Slavery download free [PDF and Ebook] by Solomon Northup

12 Years a Slave: A True Story of Betrayal, Kidnap and Slavery download free [PDF and Ebook] by Solomon Northup year 2014
  • Book name: 12 Years a Slave: A True Story of Betrayal, Kidnap and Slavery
  • Author: Solomon Northup
  • Release date: 2014/6/1
  • Publisher: HESPERUS PRESS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9781843914716
  • Rating: 9.51 of 10
  • Votes: 642
  • Review by: Maeve Redden
  • Review rating: 8.17 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/17
  • Total pages: 199
  • Includes a PDF summary of 18 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The astonishing memoir of a free man who was sold into slavery in Louisiana where he was kept for 12 years-a powerful, riveting condemnation of slavery, and a story soon to be introduced to a new audience through a major filmTricked by two men offering him a job as a musician in New York state in 1841, Solomon Northup was instead drugged and kidnapped. Threatened with death, Northup was forced to assume a new name and fake past. Taken to Louisiana on a disease-ridden plague ship, he was initially sold to a cotton planter. In the 12 years that followed he was sold to many different owners who treated him with varying levels of savagery, including forced labor, scant food, and numerous beatings. Eventually Northup succeeded in contacting Samuel Bass, a white carpenter whom he knew to be sympathetic to the cause of black people. Bass contacted Northup's family and together they gained the necessary paperwork to travel to Louisiana to retrieve him. Northup pressed charges against his captors but in a triumph of irony the case was heard in Washington-meaning that as a black man he could not testify against the accused (in the end they were able to countersue him.) A true-life testament to tremendous courage and tenacity in the face of unfathomable injustice, Northup's account is also of extreme interest due to the meticulous recordings of slave life. Unique in its firsthand nature, the book became a runaway bestseller.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 12H36M12S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Slavery & Abolition Of Slavery, Biography: Historical, Political & Military, Modern History To 20th Century: C 1700 To C 1900, Memoirs, Black & Asian Studies, History Of The Americas, Biography: General
  • Available formats: TXT, PDF, EPUB, DOC, GIF, WORD, LRF, AZW3. Compressed in ZIP, DEB, ARJ, AZW, RAR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 17.23 USD
  • Dimensions: 124x192x20mm
  • Weight: 240g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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