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The Resource Twelve years a slave, Solomon Northup ; forwarded by Steve McQueen

Twelve years a slave, Solomon Northup ; forwarded by Steve McQueen

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Twelve years a slave
Title
Twelve years a slave
Statement of responsibility
Solomon Northup ; forwarded by Steve McQueen
Title variation
12 years a slave
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
306.362092
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Twelve years a slave, Solomon Northup ; forwarded by Steve McQueen
Label
Twelve years a slave, Solomon Northup ; forwarded by Steve McQueen
Publication
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Film tie-in
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Film tie-in. -Includes bibliographical references and index. -This is an official tie-in edition of this eloquent and powerful memoir, to accompany Steve McQueen's major new film starring Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Quvenzhane Wallis. Solomon Northup is a free man, living in New York. Then he is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Drugged, beaten, given a new name and transported away from his wife and children to a Louisiana cotton plantation, Solomon will die if he reveals his true identity. This is the searing true story of his twelve years as a slave: the endless brutality, daily humiliations and constant fear, but also the small ways in which he and his fellow men try to survive. Twelve Years a Slave is a unique, unflinching record of slavery from the inside, and the incredible account of one man whose life was ripped from him - and who fought to get it back. A moving, vital testament to one of slavery's many thousands gone who retained his humanity in the bowels of degradation . (Saturday Review). I could not believe that I had never heard of this book. It felt as important as Anne Frank's diary, only published nearly a hundred years before . (Steve McQueen). Solomon Northup was a free man kidnapped into slavery in Washington, D.C. in 1841. Shortly after his escape, he published his memoirs to great acclaim and brought legal action against his abductors, though they were never prosecuted. The details of his life thereafter are unknown, but he is believed to have died in Glen Falls, New York, around 1863
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20 cm
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229 pages
Isbn
9780141393827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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