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Twelve Years a Slave (Media Tie-In) (Paperback) by Solomon Northup

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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong'o, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, and Alfre Woodard, this tie-in edition features a foreword from acclaimed director Steve McQueen

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.
Edition: Media Tie-In
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Social Science, History
Sub-Genre: Ethnic Studies / African-American Studies, United States / 19th Century, Personal Memoirs
Format: Paperback
Author: Solomon Northup
Language: English
Street Date: September 4, 2013
TCIN: 15121640
UPC: 9780143125419
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-1640
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