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Twelve years a slave : 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 Northup, Solomon, 1808-

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The thrilling story of a free colored man, kidnapped in Washington in 1841, sold into slavery, and after twelve years of bondage is reclaimed by state authority from a cotton plantation in Louisiana. Full description

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Summary: The thrilling story of a free colored man, kidnapped in Washington in 1841, sold into slavery, and after twelve years of bondage is reclaimed by state authority from a cotton plantation in Louisiana.
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Author Notes: Solomon Northup was a free-born African American from Saratoga Springs, New York. He is noted for having been kidnapped in 1841 when enticed with a job offer. When he accompanied his supposed employers to Washington, DC, they drugged him and sold him into slavery. From Washington, DC, he was transported to New Orleans where he was sold to a plantation owner from Rapides Parish, Louisiana. After 12 years in bondage, he regained his freedom in January 1853.

Solomon Northup's memoir was reprinted several times later in the 19th century. An annotated version was published in 1968; the memoir was adapted and produced as a 2013 film by the same name by Steve McQueen, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor as Northup. Since 1999, Saratoga Springs, New York, has celebrated an annual Solomon Northup Day on the third Saturday in July.

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