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Twelve Years a Slave (Norton Critical Editions)

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Description for Twelve Years a Slave (Norton Critical Editions) Paperback. This Norton Critical Edition of Solomon Northup's harrowing autobiography is based on the 1853 first edition. It is accompanied by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s introduction and detailed explanatory footnotes. Editor(s): Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. Num Pages: 288 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 3JH; BM; HBTS. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). .

This edition also includes: The illustrations printed in the original book; Contemporary sources (1853—62), among them newspaper accounts of Northup’s kidnapping and ordeal and commentary by Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Thomas W. MacMahon; A Genealogy of Secondary Sources (1880—2014) presents twenty-three voices spanning three centuries on the memoir’s major themes. Contributors include George Washington Williams, Marion Wilson Starling, Kenneth Stampp, Robert B. Stepto, Trish Loughran and David Fiske, Clifford W. Brown, Jr., and Rachel Seligman, among others.

The 2013 film adaptation—12 Years a Slave—is fully considered, with criticism and major reviews of the film as well as Henry ... Read more

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W. W. Norton & Company
Norton Critical Editions
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About Solomon Northup
Solomon Northup was a free man living and working in New York in the years before the Civil War. He was kidnapped and enslaved in 1841 and freed twelve years later in 1853. He lived the rest of his life as a free man, but the date and nature of his death are to this day unknown. Henry Louis Gates, ... Read more

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