By Solomon Northup
Ny occasions and united states this day Bestseller Golden Globe Winner for most sensible Drama during this enhanced/authenticated variation via Dr. Sue Eakin of the riveting precise slave narrative that reads like a unique, you're transported to 1840's long island, Washington, D.C., and Louisiana to adventure the abduction and twelve years of bondage of Solomon Northup, a unfastened guy of colour. TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE, released in 1853, was once a right away bombshell within the nationwide debate over slavery major as much as the Civil warfare. It established Harriett Beecher Stowe's fictional account of Southern slavery in Uncle Tom's Cabin, which considerably replaced public opinion in want of abolition. Now an important movie by way of Director Steve McQueen (produced via Brad Pitt), you could sync this ebook with our motion picture Tie-in Audiobook played via Oscar and Emmy winner Louis Gossett, Jr. Northup's harrowing precise tale was once authenticated from many years of study via award-winning historian and journalist Dr. Sue Eakin, who rediscovered the narrative in 1931 as a teenager and made it her life's paintings. Dr. Eakin's more advantageous ebook contains the unique narrative plus over a hundred pages of interesting new heritage info in accordance with her study and photographs. A section of proceeds from this publication helps organisations combating modern day slavery within the kind of human trafficking. to reinforce your e-book and picture adventure see our site indexed within the e-book's pattern pages, the place you will discover directions for downloading your unfastened PDF Collector's additional to your library. SYNOPSIS: not easy operating Solomon Northup, an informed loose guy of colour in 1841, enjoys relations existence together with his spouse and 3 childrens in Saratoga, ny. He delights his neighborhood together with his mess around taking part in and has confident expectancies of all he meets. whilst he's deceived by means of "circus promoters" to accompany them to a musical gig within the nation's capital, his cheerful lifestyles takes an incredible flip. He awakens in shackles to discover he has been drugged, abducted and certain for the slave block in D.C. After Solomon is distributed one thousand miles to New Orleans, he's assigned his slave identify and fast learns that the mere utterance of his actual foundation or rights as a freeman are guaranteed to deliver serious punishment or demise. whereas he endures the brutal lifetime of a slave in Louisiana's remoted Bayou Boeuf plantation nation, he needs to play the process and plot his break out domestic. For 12 years, his tremendous brain captures the truth of slavery in wonderful aspect, as we know about the characters that populate plantation society and the intrigues of the bayou - from the cave in of a slave uprising leading to mass hangings as a result of traitorous slave Lew Cheney, to the tragic abuse of his buddy Patsey as a result of Mrs. Epps' jealously of her husband's sexual exploitation of his lovely younger slave. while Solomon ultimately reveals a sympathizing good friend who hazards his lifestyles to mystery a letter to the North, a brave rescue try out ensues which could both compound Solomon's affliction, or get him again to the hands of his family members. experiences - lower than are excerpts from the unique 1853 reports following e-book of the narrative: "...the impressive narrative of Solomon Northup is the main awesome booklet that was once ever issued from the yankee press." - Detroit Tribune "It's fact is way more than fiction." - Frederick Douglass, author, orator, former slave and abolitionist modern statement: "I can by no means learn his account of his days in slavery, of his independence of spirit, of his choice to be free... with no believing that it'll make a distinction in trendy international if our contemporaries knew of the sort of guy as Solomon Northup" - Dr. John desire Franklin, earlier president of the yankee old organization, best-selling writer, recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom (nation's maximum civilian honor). Written to Dr. Sue Eakin.