Twelve Years a Slave

By Solomon Northup
Read by Tommie Earl Jenkins

8.65 Hours 11/07/2013 unabridged
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Twelve Years a Slave is the true story of Solomon Northup, a free-born black man in New York State who was sold into slavery after being tricked in 1841. Unable to convince anyone he is not a slave, Solomon spent twelve years in bondage before finally being set free. Northup’s memoir, recounting details of the slave markets and the harsh life on plantations, was used in the struggle to abolish slavery in the United States.

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Twelve Years a Slave is the true story of Solomon Northup, a free-born black man in New York State who was sold into slavery after being tricked in 1841. Unable to convince anyone he is not a slave, Solomon spent twelve years in bondage before finally being set free.

Northup’s memoir, recounting details of the slave markets and the harsh life on plantations, was used in the struggle to abolish slavery in the United States.

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Author Bio: Solomon Northup

Solomon Northup (1808–ca. 1870) was an African American who was born a free man in Saratoga Springs, New York. In 1841 he was kidnapped after being lured to Washington, DC, and sold into slavery in Louisiana. Following his courageous rescue came his riveting memoir, Twelve Years a Slave, which helped cement public opinion in favor of abolition leading up to the Civil War.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 8.65
Audience: Adult
Edition: English