9780857089069

Twelve Years a Slave The Black History Classic

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  • ISBN13:

    9780857089069

  • ISBN10:

    0857089064

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2021-08-30
  • Publisher: Capstone
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DISCOVER A TALE OF UNIMAGINABLE ADVERSITY

Twelve Years a Slave tells the story of Solomon Northup, a free-born man of colour who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the American South in 1841. His true tale of captivity, torture and abuse brings to life the unimaginable evils of slavery in a time when it was yet to be outlawed. Equal parts slave, travel, and spiritual narrative, Twelve Years A Slave reveals Northup to be a person of astonishing strength and wisdom.

An insightful introduction by David Fiske reveals the world into which Northup was born, the kidnapping phenomenon to which he fell victim, and the legacy of slavery today.

Author Biography

Solomon Northup was an American abolitionist and the 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 colour. In 1841, two con men offered him lucrative work playing fiddle in a circus, so he travelled with them to Washington, D.C. He was drugged, kidnapped, and subsequently sold as a slave into the Red River region of Louisiana.

David Fiske is a freelance writer and independent researcher, and the co-author of Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave. He was previously senior librarian at the New York State Library.

Tom Butler-Bowdon is Series Editor of the Capstone Classics series, and has provided Introductions for Plato’s Republic, Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations, Machiavelli’s The Prince, Florence Scovel Shinn’s The Game of Life and How to Play It, and Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet. A graduate of the London School of Economics, he is also the author of 50 Economics Classics (2017) and 50 Politics Classics (2015).

www.butler-bowdon.com

Table of Contents

An Introduction by David Fiske ix

About David Fiske xxxiii

About Tom Butler-Bowdon xxxv

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