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The Resource Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

Label
Twelve Years a Slave
Title
Twelve Years a Slave
Statement of responsibility
Solomon Northup ; introduction by Ira Berlin ; general editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Title variation
  • 12 years a slave
  • Solomon Northup's Odyssey
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Now the major motion picture that won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Lupita Nyong’o, and directed by 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. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators
Summary
Describes the life of Solomon Northup, a free Black man from Saratoga, N.Y., who was kidnapped in 1841 and forced into slavery in Louisiana for twelve years
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Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10166971
Cataloging source
DLC
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1808-1863?
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Solomon Northup
Dewey number
  • 306.362092
  • 920
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
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1200
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1950-
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Gates, Henry Louis
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True
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Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Target audience
adult
Label
Twelve Years a Slave
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003601
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101614679
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Twelve Years a Slave
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003601
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101614679
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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