Publisher description for Twelve years a slave / Solomon Northup ; introduction by Philip S. Foner.


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Kidnapped into slavery in 1841, Northup spent 12 years in captivity. This autobiographical memoir represents an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society. "A moving, vital testament to one of slavery’s ‘many thousand gone’ who retained his humanity in the bowels of degradation..."—Saturday Review. 7 illustrations. Index.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Northup, Solomon, b, 1808, Slaves United States Biography, Afro-Americans Biography, Plantation life Louisiana History 19th century, Slavery Louisiana History 19th century