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Twelve Years a Slave
by Solomon Northup and Sue Eakin and Joseph Logsdon


Overview - This story of the abduction of a free Negro adult from the North and his enslavement in the South--provides a sensational element which cannot be matched in any of the dozens of narratives written by former slaves. 'Think of it: For thirty years a man, wit all man's hopes, fears and aspirations--with a wife and children to call him by the endearing names of husband and father--with a home, humble it may be, but still a home...then for twelve years a thing, a chattel personal, classed with mules and horses....Oh!  Read more...

 
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Overview
This story of the abduction of a free Negro adult from the North and his enslavement in the South--provides a sensational element which cannot be matched in any of the dozens of narratives written by former slaves. 'Think of it: For thirty years a man, wit all man's hopes, fears and aspirations--with a wife and children to call him by the endearing names of husband and father--with a home, humble it may be, but still a home...then for twelve years a thing, a chattel personal, classed with mules and horses....Oh! it is horrible. It chills the blood to think that such are.'

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780807101506
  • ISBN-10: 0807101508
  • Publisher: LSU Press
  • Publish Date: June 1968
  • Page Count: 273
  • Dimensions: 8.48 x 5.56 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.82 pounds

Series: Library of Southern Civilization

Related Categories

Books > Biography & Autobiography > Cultural Heritage
Books > Social Science > Slavery
Books > Social Science > Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General

 
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