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Twelve Years a Slave

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Description for Twelve Years a Slave Hardcover. The story that inspired the major motion picture, Twelve Years a Slaveis a harrowing, vividly detailed, and utterly unforgettable account of slavery Num Pages: 320 pages. BIC Classification: BGA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 146 x 213 x 27. Weight in Grams: 414.
Solomon Northup was an entrepreneur and dedicated family man, father to three young children, Elizabeth, Margaret, and Alonzo. What little free time he had after long days of manual and farm labor, he spent reading books and playing the violin. Though his father was born into slavery, Solomon was born and lived free.

In March 1841, two strangers approached Northup, offering him employment as a violinist in a town hundreds of miles away from his home in Saratoga Springs, New York. Solomon bid his wife farewell until his return. Only after he was drugged and bound, did he ... Read more

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About Solomon Northup
Solomon Northup (1808–c.1864-75) was a free-born African American from Saratoga Springs, New York, who was kidnapped into slavery in 1841. After his escape, he became an abolitionist and published his memoir, Twelve Years a Slave (1853). He gave many lectures in support of the abolitionist causes and aided in the Underground Railroad for fugitive slaves. Dolen Perkins-Valdez, PhD, is ... Read more

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