A companion to the classic African-American autobiographical narrative, Twelve Years A Slave, this work presents fascinating new information about the 1841 kidnapping, 1853 rescue, and pre- and post-slavery life of Solomon Northup. • For the first time, a book documents the full story of Northup's life—the basis of the 2013 movie, Twelve Years a Slave, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, and Paul Giamatti • Supplies detailed coverage of Northup's pursuits after his release from slavery: educating the public via his book, his lectures, and dramatic presentations; and his efforts to help others gain freedom through his work on the underground railroad • Provides a list of more than two dozen places and dates where Northup appeared following the publication of his book
Solomon Northup war ein freier Bürger, bis er von Sklavenhändlern verschleppt und an einen Plantagenbesitzer verkauft wurde. Dort lebte er zwölf Jahre als Sklave, bis er schließlich – als einer der wenigen – seine Freiheit zurückerlangen und zu seiner Familie zurückkehren konnte. Die gleichnamige Verfilmung seiner Memoiren von Regisseur Steve McQueen hat bei der Verleihung der Golden Globes den Hauptpreis als bestes Filmdrama gewonnen.
Author: David Fiske
Release Date: 2016-01-18
Kidnapping was a lucrative crime in antebellum America, and many American citizens—especially free blacks—were abducted for profit. This book reveals the untold stories of the captured. • Features portraits, sketches, and images of documents and newspaper articles related to kidnapping • Identifies the numerous factors that led to the lucrative business of kidnapping • Describes the physical and psychological subduing of victims • Includes the perspectives of those who tried to help: educators, crusaders, rescuers, and cooperative slave owners
TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE Plus 4 complete American slave narrators and 1 Music note and lyric of Roaring River The amazing and suffer story of Solomon Northup in "Twelve Years a Slave" which you may watched in the movie that has got a lot of award such as Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards and AFI Awards. we have published in e-book more over, it includes: - Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - Incidents in theLife of a Slave Girl.Written - Up from Slavery - Uncle Tom’s Cabin - Roring River Music Note We have included an active Table of Contents that allow you to easy skip or jump to any book or chapter in the collection.
Author: Solomon Northup
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2016-12-15
Genre: Literary Criticism
This Norton Critical Edition of Solomon Northup’s harrowing autobiography is based on the 1853 first edition. It is accompanied by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Kevin Burke’s introduction and detailed explanatory footnotes. The Norton Critical Edition also includes: · The illustrations printed in the original book. · Contemporary sources (1853—62), among them newspaper accounts of Northup’s kidnapping and ordeal and commentary by Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Thomas W. MacMahon. · A Genealogy of Secondary Sources (1880-2015) presenting twenty-four voices spanning three centuries on the memoir’s major themes. Contributors include George Washington Williams, Marion Wilson Starling, Kenneth Stampp, Robert B. Stepto, Trish Loughran, and David Fiske, Clifford W. Brown, Jr., and Rachel Seligman, among others. · The 2013 film adaptation—12 Years a Slave—fully considered, with criticism and major reviews of the film as well as Henry Louis Gates's three interviews with its director, Steve McQueen. · A Chronology and Selected Bibliography.
Author: Jack Lawrence Schermerhorn
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date: 2015-04-28
Calvin Schermerhorn’s provocative study views the development of modern American capitalism through the window of the nineteenth-century interstate slave trade. This eye-opening history follows money and ships as well as enslaved human beings to demonstrate how slavery was a national business supported by far-flung monetary and credit systems reaching across the Atlantic Ocean. The author details the anatomy of slave supply chains and the chains of credit and commodities that intersected with them in virtually every corner of the pre–Civil War United States, and explores how an institution that destroyed lives and families contributed greatly to the growth of the expanding republic’s capitalist economy.
After years of fact checking, here is the entire text of Twelve Years A Slave, with annotations throughout and back stories on all of the characters-even the villains other historians have ignored. This is the true story of Twelve Years a Slave, and of David Wilson, the white lawyer who really wrote Solomon Northup's story into history.
Twelve Years a Slave: 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. Whats Included: Twelve Years A Slave Uncle Tom's Cabin 8 Original illustrations This version has been optimized for readability and includes: BEAUTIFUL FORMATTING There is plenty of white-space which makes reading easy on the eyes. FULLY FEATURED TABLE OF CONTENTS The full Table of Contents appears at the beginning of the book and can be accessed through the MENU or GO TO button. BACK LINK There is a link after every chapter of each Tale and Poem, which takes back you directly to the previous Table of Contents in order to avoid much fuss. EPUBCHECK The book successfully passes EpubCheck, developed by the IDPF. The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) is the global trade and standards organization dedicated to the development and promotion of electronic publishing and content consumption.
This is an annotated version of the book1. contains an updated biography of the author at the end of the book for a better understanding of the text.2. This book has been checked and corrected for spelling errorsHaving been born a freeman, and for more than thirty years enjoyedthe blessings of liberty in a free State--and having at the end ofthat time been kidnapped and sold into Slavery, where I remained,until happily rescued in the month of January, 1853, after a bondageof twelve years--it has been suggested that an account of my life andfortunes would not be uninteresting to the public.Since my return to liberty, I have not failed to perceive theincreasing interest throughout the Northern States, in regard tothe subject of Slavery. Works of fiction, professing to portrayits features in their more pleasing as well as more repugnantaspects, have been circulated to an extent unprecedented, and, as Iunderstand, have created a fruitful topic of comment and discussion.I can speak of Slavery only so far as it came under my ownobservation--only so far as I have known and experienced it in myown person. My object is, to give a candid and truthful statement offacts: to repeat the story of my life, without exaggeration, leavingit for others to determine, whether even the pages of fiction presenta picture of more cruel wrong or a severer bondage.As far back as I have been able to ascertain, my ancestors on thepaternal side were slaves in Rhode Island. They belonged to a familyby the name of Northup, one of whom, removing to the State ofNew-York, settled at Hoosic, in Rensselaer county. He brought with himMintus Northup, my father. On the death of this gentleman, which musthave occurred some fifty years ago, my father became free, having beenemancipated by a direction in his will.Henry B. Northup, Esq., of Sandy Hill, a distinguished counselor atlaw, and the man to whom, under Providence, I am indebted for mypresent liberty, and my return to the society of my wife and children,is a relative of the family in which my forefathers were thus held toservice, and from which they took the name I bear. To this fact may beattributed the persevering interest he has taken in my behalf.Sometime after my father's liberation, he removed to the town ofMinerva, Essex county, N. Y., where I was born, in the month of July,1808. How long he remained in the latter place I have not the meansof definitely ascertaining. From thence he removed to Granville,Washington county, near a place known as Slyborough, where, for someyears, he labored on the farm of Clark Northup, also a relative of hisold master; from thence he removed to the Alden farm, at Moss Street,a short distance north of the village of Sandy Hill; and from thenceto the farm now owned by Russel Pratt, situated on the road leadingfrom Fort Edward to Argyle, where he continued to reside until hisdeath, which took place on the 22d day of November, 1829. He left awidow and two children--myself, and Joseph, an elder brother. Thelatter is still living in the county of Oswego, near the city of thatname; my mother died during the period of my captivity.Though born a slave, and laboring under the disadvantages to whichmy unfortunate race is subjected, my father was a man respected forhis industry and integrity, as many now living, who well rememberhim, are ready to testify. His whole life was passed in the peacefulpursuits of agriculture, never seeking employment in those more menialpositions, which seem to be especially allotted to the children ofAfrica. Besides giving us an education surpassing that ordinarilybestowed upon children in our condition, he acquired, by his diligenceand economy, a sufficient property qualification to entitle him tothe right of suffrage. He was accustomed to speak to us of his earlylife;
Autobiography of Solomon Northup, a free Black man from Saratoga, N.Y., who was kidnapped in 1841 and forced into slavery in Louisiana for twelve years. Also includes notes and historical context by Dr. Sue Eakin.
Author: Andrea Letzel
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Release Date: 2017-01-17
Genre: Foreign Language Study
Master's Thesis from the year 2015 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 2,0, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, language: English, abstract: This thesis will go in depth in an effort to answer whether Twelve Years a Slave is an appropriate book to teach in German classrooms and how it can be taught. Furthermore, this paper will equip high school teachers with a step-by-step outline offering background information, teaching ideas and suggestions. The details in this paper, along with the analyses and presentation, provide the reader with essential information that will later be referred to in the teaching unit. Different themes that are considered of high importance are presented to equip the teacher for a unit using the narrative Twelve Years a Slave. Slavery is alive and well in our society today, nearly one hundred fifty after its legal end. Human trafficking, brothel houses, and franchise owners enslaving undocumented workers are just a few instances of modern day slavery. Consequently, this begs the question if, and what, is the importance of learning about slavery? Furthermore, what is the best and most influential way to portray this controversial issue? History books are a common source in history lessons all over the world, even if they involve factual texts that do not have a great effect on students. When teaching the institution of slavery, though, the genre of slave narrative is worth considering using. In recent years slave narratives have resurfaced, shedding light and insight into the peculiar institution of slavery in the antebellum South. Frederick Douglass and Harriett Jacobs -to name a few- are examples of former slaves who shared their story and expedited the antislavery movement. Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped, sold into slavery and deprived of liberty for twelve years wrote one of the most popular slave narratives, documenting his experiences during his time in bondage. The peculiar institution of slavery is a complex history topic that is hard to summarize. With his book, Northup created a work that involves the individual life of a slave and presents the institution from a micro perspective. In 2013, the story of his book resurfaced and with the help of British director Steve McQueen and participating actor Brad Pitt, and the 19th century slave narrative turned Hollywood Blockbuster hit. Following the movies big success, Twelve Years a Slave was subsequently added to the national curriculum in the United States.