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Author Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863?

Title Twelve years a slave : classic 1968 edition with historical notes / by Solomon Northup ; edited by Sue Eakin & Joseph Logson ; with a new foreword by Karolyn Smardz Frost
Published Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xiviii, 273 pages) : illustrations, map
Series The library of Southern civilization
Library of Southern civilization.
Summary "Solomon Northup was a free man, the son of an emancipated Negro Slave. Until the spring of 1841 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. 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."--EBook Library-Public metadata view
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebook Library, viewed Apr. 24, 2014)
Subject Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863?
African Americans -- Biography.
Plantation life -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century.
Slavery -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century.
Slaves -- United States -- Biography.
Slaves' writings, American.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Eakin, Sue L.
Logsdon, Joseph.
ISBN 0807157880
Other Titles 12 years a slave