Solomon Northup's Twelve Years a Slave: 1841-1853

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The best firsthand account of the slavery experience, this autobiographical story, originally published in 1853, has been rewritten to make it accessible to younger readers. Northup, a family man and hack driver in upstate New York, was kidnapped, whisked away from his home, and sold into slavery.
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ISBN: 9781565543447
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
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State: Virginia
Images: 25
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Sue Eakin, who passed away in 2009, was a professor of history at Louisiana State University at Alexandria. She spent more than four decades teaching Louisiana history, bringing a fresh approach to analyzing the state's vibrant past. Eakin's previous work included a rewrite of Solomon Northup's Twelve Years a Slave 1841-1853 that is intended for younger audiences. She resided in Bunkie, Louisiana, near the plantation where the events in Solomon Northrup's tale took place.
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