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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date February 17, 2016
Pages 190
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781530107476
ISBN-10 1530107474
Dimensions 0.43 by 7 by 10 in.
Original list price $10.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Twelve Years a Slave is an 1853 memoir and slave narrative by American Solomon Northup as told to and edited by David Wilson. Northup, a black man who was born free in New York state, details his being tricked to go to Washington, D.C., where he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Deep South. 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. The work was published eight years before the Civil War by Derby & Miller of Auburn, New York, soon after Harriet Beecher Stowe's best-selling novel about slavery, Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), to which it lent factual support. Northup's book, dedicated to Stowe, sold 30,000 copies, making it a bestseller in its own right. After being published in several editions in the 19th century and later cited by specialist scholarly works on slavery in the United States, the memoir fell into public obscurity for nearly 100 years. It was re-discovered on separate occasions by two Louisiana historians, Sue Eakin (Louisiana State University at Alexandria) and Joseph Logsdon (University of New Orleans). In the early 1960s, they researched and retraced Solomon Northup’s journey and co-edited a historically annotated version that was published by Louisiana State University Press (1968). The memoir has been adapted as two film versions, produced as the 1984 PBS television movie Solomon Northup's Odyssey and the Oscar-winning 2013 film 12 Years a Slave. In his home town of Saratoga, New York, Solomon Northup, a free negro who was a skilled carpenter and violinist, was approached by two circus promoters. They offered him a brief, high-paying job as a musician with their traveling circus. Without informing his wife, who was away at work in a nearby town, he traveled with the strangers to downstate New York and Washington, D.C. Soon after arriving in the capital, he awoke to find himself drugged, bound, and in the cell of a slave pen. When Northup asserted his rights as a free man, he was beaten and warned never again to mention his free life in New York. Transported by ship to New Orleans, Northup and other enslaved blacks contracted smallpox and one died. In transit, Northup implored a sympathetic sailor to send a letter to his family. The letter arrived safely, but, lacking knowledge of his final destination, Northup's family was unable to effect his rescue.

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Hardcover
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from Wilder Pubns Ltd (January 30, 2008)
9781604592160 | details & prices | 142 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.82 lbs | List price $19.99
About: Here is the harrowing true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man living in New York.
Paperback
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With Kevin M. Burke (other contributor), Henry Louis Gates (other contributor) | Critical edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (November 1, 2016)
9780393264241 | details & prices | List price $14.20
About: This Norton Critical Edition of Solomon Northup’s harrowing autobiography is based on the 1853 first edition.
Reprint edition from Penguin Classics (September 6, 2016)
9780143129530 | details & prices | 256 pages | List price $17.00
About: Part of the Penguin Orange Collection, a limited-run series of twelve influential and beloved American classics in a bold series design offering a modern take on the iconic Penguin paperback   For the seventieth anniversary of Penguin Classics, the Penguin Orange Collection celebrates the heritage of Penguin’s iconic book design with twelve influential American literary classics representing the breadth and diversity of the Penguin Classics library.
Reprint edition from Clydesdale Pr Llc (May 17, 2016)
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from Createspace Independent Pub (February 17, 2016)
9781530107476 | details & prices | 190 pages | 7.00 × 10.00 × 0.43 in. | List price $10.99
About: Twelve Years a Slave is an 1853 memoir and slave narrative by American Solomon Northup as told to and edited by David Wilson.
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About: First published in 1853, “Twelve Years a Slave” is Solomon Northup’s harrowing memoir of being tricked into slavery.
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About: The story of Solomon Northup is a bizarre and incredible one.
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About: Twelve Years a Slave is an 1853 memoir and slave narrative by American Solomon Northup as told to and edited by David Wilson.
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About: Having been born a freeman, and for more than thirty years enjoyed the blessings of liberty in a free State—and having at the end of that time been kidnapped and sold into Slavery, where I remained, until happily rescued in the month of January, 1853, after a bondage of twelve years—it has been suggested that an account of my life and fortunes would not be uninteresting to the public.
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About: Twelve Years a Slave, sub-title: Narrative of Solomon Northup, citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana, is a memoir by Solomon Northup as told to and edited by David Wilson.
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About: Twelve Years a Slave, sub-title: Narrative of Solomon Northup, citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana, is a memoir by Solomon Northup as told to and edited by David Wilson.
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About: Twelve Years a Slave: A True Story by Solomon Northup.
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About: Since my return to liberty, I have not failed to perceive the increasing interest throughout the Northern States, in regard to the subject of Slavery.
from Createspace Independent Pub (January 21, 2015)
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About: NARRATIVE OF SOLOMON NORTHUP, A CITIZEN OF NEW-YORK, KIDNAPPED IN WASHINGTON CITY IN 1841, AND RESCUED IN 1853, FROM A COTTON PLANTATION NEAR THE RED RIVER, IN LOUISIANA.
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About: This is a new edition of Twelve Years a Slave originally published in 1853 by Sampson Low, Son & Company, of London, England.
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About: Twelve Years a Slave (1853) is a memoir and slave narrative by Solomon Northup, as told to and edited by David Wilson.
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About: Twelve Years a Slave (1853) is a memoir and slave narrative by Solomon Northup.
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About: Summary In 1841, Solomon Northup was a free man who lives with his wife and two children in Saratoga Springs, NY.
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About: Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom.
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About: Twelve Years a Slave, sub-title: Narrative of Solomon Northup, citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana, is a memoir by Solomon Northup as told to and edited by David Wilson.
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About: Having been born a freeman, and for more than thirty years enjoyed the blessings of liberty in a free State--and having at the end of that time been kidnapped and sold into Slavery, where I remained, until happily rescued in the month of January, 1853, after a bondage of twelve years--it has been suggested that an account of my life and fortunes would not be uninteresting to the public.
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About: Twelve Years a Slave By Solomon Northup
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About: Twelve Years a Slave, sub-title: Narrative of Solomon Northup, citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana, is a memoir by Solomon Northup as told to and edited by David Wilson.
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About: Twelve Years a Slave (1853) is a memoir and slave narrative by Solomon Northup, as told to and edited by David Wilson.
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About: Having been born a freeman, and for more than thirty years enjoyed the blessings of liberty in a free State—and having at the end of that time been kidnapped and sold into Slavery, where I remained, until happily rescued in the month of January, 1853, after a bondage of twelve years—it has been suggested that an account of my life and fortunes would not be uninteresting to the public.
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About: Twelve Years a Slave, sub-title: Narrative of Solomon Northup, citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana, is a memoir by Solomon Northup as told to and edited by David Wilson.
With Philip S. Foner (other contributor) | Reissue edition from Dover Pubns (March 19, 2014)
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About: The basis for the Academy Award®-winning movie!
from Createspace Independent Pub (January 21, 2014)
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About: Twelve Years a Slave, a chronicle of the amazing ordeal of a free African-American kidnapped from Washington, D.
Ill edition from Createspace Independent Pub (December 26, 2013)
9781494793081 | details & prices | 228 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.58 in. | 0.89 lbs | List price $6.99
About: Twelve Years a Slave (1853; sub-title: Narrative of Solomon Northup, a citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana), by Solomon Northup as told to David Wilson, is a memoir of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped, sold into slavery and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana before the American Civil War.
from Gardners Books (December 5, 2013)
9780141393827 | details & prices | 256 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $12.25
About: Twelve Years a Slave, sub-title: Narrative of Solomon Northup, citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana, is a memoir by Solomon Northup as told to and edited by David Wilson.
from Createspace Independent Pub (November 26, 2013)
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About: Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup is a memoir of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped, sold into slavery and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana before the American Civil War.
Large print edition from Createspace Independent Pub (October 25, 2013)
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About: A slavery narrative written by a a free man from Saratoga Springs, New York, who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841.
from Createspace Independent Pub (September 11, 2013); titled "Twelve Years a Slave: Includes Interviews of Former Slaves and Illustrations"
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About: Read the book that will soon become an Oscar Nominated movie this Fall.
from Createspace Independent Pub (September 8, 2013)
9781492368281 | details & prices | 146 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $6.99
About: Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup is a memoir of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped, sold into slavery and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana before the American Civil War.
With Ira Berlin (other contributor), Henry Louis Gates (other contributor), Steve McQueen (other contributor) | Mti edition from Penguin USA (September 4, 2013)
9780143125419 | details & prices | 240 pages | 5.06 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $16.00
About: The official movie tie-in edition to the winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Lupita Nyong’o, and directed by Steve McQueen New York Times bestseller“I could not believe that I had never heard of this book.
Large print edition from Createspace Independent Pub (July 18, 2013)
9781491038529 | details & prices | 500 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.13 in. | 1.84 lbs | List price $19.99
About: A first person memoir of Solomon Northup.
from Lightning Source Inc (April 19, 2011)
9781612931081 | details & prices | 170 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.54 lbs | List price $7.99
About: Twelve Years a Slave (Originally published in 1853 with the sub-title: "Narrative of Solomon Northup, a citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana") is the written work of Solomon Northup; a man who was born free, but was bound into slavery later in life.
from Applewood Books (October 1, 2008)
9781429015929 | details & prices | 336 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $22.95
About: This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series.
With Eric Ashley Hairston (other contributor) | from Barnes & Noble (June 14, 2007)
9780760783344 | details & prices | 217 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $9.95
About: Twelve Years a Slave, a chronicle of the amazing ordeal of a free African-American kidnapped in the north, and impressed into slavery in Louisiana, is one of the most compelling and detailed slave narratives in existence.
from Digireads.Com (January 31, 2005)
9781420925074 | details & prices | 144 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $6.99
About: "Twelve Years A Slave" is the story of Solomon Northup, an African American who was born free in New York in the early 1800s.
from Dover Pubns (April 6, 2000)
9780486411439 | details & prices | 336 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $9.95
About: The basis for the Academy Award®-winning movie!
With Joseph Logsdon (other contributor), Sue Eakin | from Louisiana State Univ Pr (June 1, 1968)
9780807101506 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $19.95
About: Solomon Northup was a free man, the son of an emancipated Negro Slave.
from Createspace Independent Pub (November 11, 1853)
9781503279797 | details & prices | 144 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.33 in. | List price $16.50
About: Solomon Northup’s 12 Years a Slave recounts the author’s life story as a free black man from the North who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the pre-Civil War South.
CD/Spoken Word
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from Gardners Books (November 11, 2013)
9781471308826 | details & prices | List price $24.45
About: Twelve Years a Slave is an 1853 memoir and slave narrative by American Solomon Northup as told to and edited by David Wilson.
With Gossett (other contributor) | Mp3 edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (June 1, 2013)
9781482916188 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $29.95
About: [MP3-CD audiobook format in Vinyl case.
Library
Large print edition from Center Point Pub (August 1, 2014)
9781628992069 | details & prices | 351 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $34.95
Prebinding
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With Ira Berlin (other contributor), Henry Louis Gates (other contributor), Steve McQueen (other contributor) | Mti rep edition from Turtleback Books (September 4, 2013)
9780606351270 | details & prices | 240 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $28.20
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