A slavery narrative written by a a free man from Saratoga Springs, New York, who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841. After having been kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana by various masters, Northup was able to write to friends and family in New York, who in turn secured his release with the aid of the state. Northup's account provides extensive details on the slave markets in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans, and describes at length cotton and sugar cultivation and slave treatment on major plantations in Louisiana.
This amazing true story brings to life the reality of what it is to fear slave-traders and the life of slavery.
The original work was published eight years before the Civil War, soon after Harriet Beecher Stowe's best-selling novel about slavery, Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852). This Large Print edition is printed on high quality paper in large format with illustrations.
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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.'About the Author:
SOLOMON NORTHUP was born in 1808 and lived as a free man in Saratoga Springs, New York, with his wife and three children until his capture and enslavement in 1841. He was one of very few who were able to regain their freedom after being kidnapped and sold into slavery. After he returned to New York, he published his memoir and became an active abolitionist, lecturing throughout the Northeast about his experiences.
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Descripción Penguin Classics, 2013. Taschenbuch. Estado de conservación: Neu. Neu Neuware, Importqualität, auf Lager, Versand per Büchersendung - A new edition of the eloquent and powerful memoir about one of the darkest periods in American history, published to tie in with a new film adaptation. The film will star Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Northrup was born free in New York, but was lured to Washington DC in 1841, drugged, beaten and sold into slavery for 12 years. 256 pp. Englisch. Nº de ref. de la librería INF1000377667