Twelve Years A Slave
And what difference is there in the colour of the soul? In 1841, Solomon Northrup was kidnapped in Washington DC and sold into slavery. Separated from his family, he was forced to endure countless injustices and brutalities until he finally managed to escape in 1853. Twelve Years a Slave is his harrowing memoir about the realities of slavery in the years before the civil war. Vividly portrayed and deeply poignant, the memoir became a bestseller soon after its first publication more than 150 years ago. It is at once a scathing indictment of the institution of slavery and a testament to the endurance and courage of one man.
Solomon Northup was an American abolitionist and the primary author of the memoir Twelve Years a Slave. A free-born African American from New York, he was the son of a freed slave and a free woman of color. A farmer and a professional violinist, Northup had been a landowner in Hebron, New York.
Pub Date: 2020
Size: 5.00 x 8.00 inches