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By Solomon Northup

"Twelve Years A Slave" is the tale of Solomon Northup, an African American who was once born loose in manhattan within the early 1800s. In 1841, Solomon Northup was once captured and compelled into slavery for a interval of 12 years. "Twelve Years A Slave" is a charming narrative of the lifetime of freedom and slavery skilled via one African American guy ahead of the yank Civil battle. The publication is particular in its account of lifestyles on a cotton and sugar plantation and the day-by-day regimen of slave lifestyles through the first a part of the nineteenth century.

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Bankruptcy VII. bankruptcy VIII. bankruptcy IX. bankruptcy X. bankruptcy XI. bankruptcy XII. bankruptcy XIII bankruptcy XIV. bankruptcy XV bankruptcy XVI. bankruptcy XVII. bankruptcy XVIII. bankruptcy XIX. bankruptcy XX. bankruptcy XXI. bankruptcy XXII. ROARING RIVER. - A chorus OF THE pink RIVER PLANTATION. APPENDIX. DOVER AFRICAN-AMERICAN BOOKS EDITOR’S PREFACE. whilst the editor began the practise of the next narrative, he didn't feel it is going to achieve the scale of this quantity. so as, although, to give all of the evidence that have been communicated to him, it has appeared essential to expand it to its current size. a few of the statements inside the following pages are corroborated via considerable evidence—others leisure fullyyt upon Solomon’s statement. That he has adhered strictly to the reality, the editor, not less than, who has had a chance of detecting any contradiction or discrepancy in his statements, is definitely happy. He has constantly repeated an analogous tale with out deviating within the slightest specific, and has additionally conscientiously perused the manuscript, dictating an alteration anywhere the main trivial inaccuracy has seemed. It was once Solomon’s fortune, in the course of his captivity, to be owned through a number of masters. The therapy he acquired whereas on the “Pine Woods” exhibits that between slaveholders there are males of humanity in addition to of cruelty. a few of them are spoken of with feelings of gratitude—others in a spirit of bitterness. it really is believed that the subsequent account of his adventure on Bayou Boeuf offers an accurate photo of Slavery, in all its lighting and shadows, because it now exists in that locality. impartial, as he conceives, via any prepossessions or prejudices, the single item of the editor has been to offer a loyal heritage of Solomon Northup’s lifestyles, as he got it from his lips. within the accomplishment of that item, he trusts he has succeeded, though the various faults of fashion and of expression it can be chanced on to include. DAVID WILSON. WHITEHALL, N. Y. , may well, 1853. bankruptcy I. INTRODUCTORY—ANCESTRY—THE NORTHUP FAMILY—BIRTH AND father or mother AGE—MINTUS NORTHUP—MARRIAGE WITH ANNE HAMPTON—GOOD RESOLUTIONS—CHAMPLAIN OANAL—RAFTING expedition TO CANADA—FARMING—THE VIOLIN—COOKING—REMOVAL TO SARATOGA—PARKER AND PERRY—SLAVES AND SLAVERY—THE CHILDREN—THE starting OF SORROW. HAVING been born a freeman, and for greater than thirty years loved the benefits of liberty in a loose State—and having on the finish of that point been abducted and offered into Slavery, the place I remained, till fortunately rescued within the month of January, 1853, after a bondage of twelve years—it has been urged that an account of my existence and fortunes wouldn't be boring to the general public. because my go back to liberty, i have never didn't understand the expanding curiosity in the course of the Northern States, in regard to the topic of Slavery. Works of fiction, professing to painting its gains of their extra entertaining in addition to extra repugnant features, were circulated to an volume extraordinary, and, as I comprehend, have created a fruitful subject of remark and dialogue.

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