Twelve years a slave
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New York, NY : Penguin Books, 2013.
Physical Desc
xxxviii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
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LocationCall NumberStatus
Hoisington Public LibraryB NORTHUPOn Shelf
Independent Township Library - 300s306.362 Northup, SolomonOn Shelf
Osborne Public Library92 Northrup, SolomonOn Shelf
Sylvan Grove Public Library92On Shelf

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Book
Language
English
ISBN
9780143125419, 0143125419

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General Note
Originally published in 1853.
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"Now a major motion picture."--Cover.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
Perhaps the best written of all the slave narratives, Twelve Years a Slave is a harrowing memoir about one of the darkest periods in American history. It recounts how Solomon Northup, born a free man in New York, was lured to Washington, D.C., in 1841 with the promise of fast money, then drugged and beaten and sold into slavery. He spent the next twelve years of his life in captivity on a Louisiana cotton plantation. After his rescue, Northup published this exceptionally vivid and detailed account of slave life. It became an immediate bestseller and today is recognized for its unusual insight and eloquence as one of the very few portraits of American slavery produced by someone as educated as Solomon Northup, or by someone with the dual perspective of having been both a free man and a slave.--Page [4] of cover.
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$16.00

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Northup, S., Gates, H. L., Jr., Berlin, I., & McQueen, S. (2013). Twelve years a slave . Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Solomon Northup et al.. 2013. Twelve Years a Slave. New York, NY: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Solomon Northup et al.. Twelve Years a Slave New York, NY: Penguin Books, 2013.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Northup, Solomon, Henry Louis Gates, Jr, Ira Berlin, and Steve McQueen. Twelve Years a Slave Penguin Books, 2013.

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