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Solomon Northup

Autor(a) de Twelve Years a Slave

17+ Works 4,239 Membros 117 Críticas

About the Author

Solomon Northup was a free-born African American from Saratoga Springs, New York. He is noted for having been kidnapped in 1841 when enticed with a job offer. When he accompanied his supposed employers to Washington, DC, they drugged him and sold him into slavery. From Washington, DC, he was mostrar mais transported to New Orleans where he was sold to a plantation owner from Rapides Parish, Louisiana. After 12 years in bondage, he regained his freedom in January 1853. Solomon Northup's memoir was reprinted several times later in the 19th century. An annotated version was published in 1968; the memoir was adapted and produced as a 2013 film by the same name by Steve McQueen, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor as Northup. Since 1999, Saratoga Springs, New York, has celebrated an annual Solomon Northup Day on the third Saturday in July. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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(ger) His name is generally written as S. NorthUp. Northrup or Northop are common misspellings, but they are not correct. See also: http://articles.latimes.com/2014/mar/04/nation/la-na-nn-solomon-northup-new-york-times-correction-20140304

Obras por Solomon Northup

Twelve Years a Slave (1853) 4,081 exemplares, 116 críticas

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Northop, Solomon
Nome legal
Northop, Solomon
Data de nascimento
1808-07-10
Data de falecimento
c. 1863
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
VS
Local de nascimento
Minerva, Essex County, New York, VS
Locais de residência
New York, USA
Ocupações
Timmerman
Nota de desambiguação
His name is generally written as S. NorthUp. Northrup or Northop are common misspellings, but they are not correct. See also: http://articles.latimes.com/2014/mar/...

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Don't be off-put by the Victorian language. We can blame Northup's editor for that. The book is a must-read document. I would have found the story too incredible to believe if not for the painstaking research of Clifford Brown, Rachel Seligman, and David Friske who drew on original sources for their biography, Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years A Slave.
 
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JackieCraven | 115 outras críticas | May 23, 2024 |
It might be a challenging read for folks who prefer short, common words. It's a well told depiction of the culture of slavery in Louisiana, including interesting details of work on a cotton plantation.
 
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TraSea | 115 outras críticas | Apr 29, 2024 |
It's difficult to sum up the twelve years of anguish and agony experienced by Solomon Northup when he was a free man living in New York, swindled, kidnapped, and enslaved - for twelve years. Written in the 1800s by Mr. Northrup and brought to our modern attention in 2013, Twelve Years a Slave is remarkably written, such good and proper King's English, so flowing and beautiful, his words, so savage and unconscionable his treatment. We should all take a lesson from Mr. Northup in his ability to lean into his situation yet never give up hope. He survived the worst of the worst and lived to reunite with his wife and children and tell the tale. We, humans, have done some awful things; slavery is one of the worst, and as a white American, I hang my head.… (mais)
 
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LyndaWolters1 | 115 outras críticas | Apr 3, 2024 |

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Obras
17
Also by
5
Membros
4,239
Popularidade
#5,932
Avaliação
4.2
Críticas
117
ISBN
396
Línguas
13

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