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The shocking first-­hand account of one man’s remarkable fight for freedom; now an award-­winning motion picture. ‘Why had I not died in my young years – before God had given me children to love and live for? What unhappiness and suffering and sorrow it would have prevented. I sighed for liberty; but the bondsman's chain was round me, and could not be shaken off.­’ 1841: Solomon Northup is a successful violinist when he is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Taken from his family in New York State – with no hope of ever seeing them again – and forced to work on the cotton plantations in the Deep South, he spends the next twelve years in captivity until his eventual escape in 1853. First published in 1853, this extraordinary true story proved to be a powerful voice in the debate over slavery in the years leading up to the Civil War. It is a true-­life testament of one man’s courage and conviction in the face of unfathomable injustice and brutality: its influence on the course of American . . .

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Solomon Northup was born a free man in New York State. At the age of 33 he was kidnapped in Washington D.­C. and placed in an underground slave pen. Northup was transported by ship to New Orleans where he was sold into slavery. He spent the next 12 years working as a carpenter, driver, and cotton picker. This narrative reveals how Northup survived the harsh conditions of slavery, including smallpox, lashings, and an attempted hanging. Solomon Northup was among a select few who were freed from slavery. His account describes the daily life of slaves in Louisiana, their diet and living conditions, the relationship between master and slave, and how slave catchers used to recapture runaways. Northup's first person account published in 1853, was a dramatic story in the national debate over slavery that took place in the nine years leading up to the start of the American Civil War

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Solomon Northup was born a free man in New York State. At the age of 33 he was kidnapped in Washington D.­C. and placed in an underground slave pen. Northup was transported by ship to New Orleans where he was sold into slavery. He spent the next 12 years working as a carpenter, driver, and cotton picker. This narrative reveals how Northup survived the harsh conditions of slavery, including smallpox, lashings, and an attempted hanging. Solomon Northup was among a select few who were freed from slavery. His account describes the daily life of slaves in Louisiana, their diet and living conditions, the relationship between master and slave, and how slave catchers used to recapture runaways. Northup's first person account published in 1853, was a dramatic story in the national debate over slavery that took place in the nine years leading up to the start of the American Civil War.

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When the editor commenced the preparation of the following narrative, he did not suppose it would reach the size of this volume. In order, however, to present all the facts which have been communicated to him, it has seemed necessary to extend it to its present length. Many of the statements contained in the following pages are corroborated by abundant evidence—others rest entirely upon Solomon's assertion. That he has adhered strictly to the truth the editor, at least, who has had an opportunity of detecting any contradiction or discrepancy in his statements, is well satisfied. He has invariably repeated the same story without deviating in the slightest particular, and has also carefully perused the manuscript, dictating an alteration wherever the most trivial inaccuracy has appealed. It was Solomon's fortune, during his captivity, to be owned by several masters. The treatment he received while at the "Pine Woods" shows that among slaveholders there are men of humanity as well . . .

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Solomon Northup was born a free man in New York State. At the age of 33 he was kidnapped in Washington D.­C. and placed in an underground slave pen. Northup was transported by ship to New Orleans where he was sold into slavery. He spent the next 12 years working as a carpenter, driver, and cotton picker. This narrative reveals how Northup survived the harsh conditions of slavery, including smallpox, lashings, and an attempted hanging. Solomon Northup was among a select few who were freed from slavery. His account describes the daily life of slaves in Louisiana, their diet and living conditions, the relationship between master and slave, and how slave catchers used to recapture runaways. Northup's first person account published in 1853, was a dramatic story in the national debate over slavery that took place in the nine years leading up to the start of the American Civil War

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Solomon Northup was born a free black man. He was kidnapped, tortured, and sold into slavery. For 12 years, he was kept in bondage as a slave in Louisiana--­Twelve Years a Slave is his moving and raw account of survival and life as a slave. This edition includes the full book as well as a comprehensive companion with historical notes, character overview, themes overview, and chapter summaries.

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Twelve Years A Slave: Original Edition - With Bonus of Uncle Tom's Cabin and Original illustrations

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Der Bestseller »12 Years a Slave«, als Kinofilm mit dem Golden Globe und dem Oscar ausgezeichnet, in einer sorgfältigen originalgetreuen Übersetzung, die Sprache und Stil Solomon Northups unverfälscht wiedergibt.
Bibliophile Ausgabe mit den Originalillustrationen, historischen Fotografien und Hintergrundinformationen zu Buch und Film. Bonus: Was wurde aus Solomon Northup nach seiner Befreiung?
»Der Buchgestalter Zenz durchtränkt das Buch […] mit der historischen Aura der Erstausgabe. Die Übersetzerin liefert einen soliden deutschen Text. […] Dieses E-­Book ist mehr als ›das Buch zum Film‹« (Lothar Müller in der Süddeutschen Zeitung vom 24. März 2014)

»Zwölf Jahre als Sklave« (»Twelve Years A Slave«) ist die bewegende Autobiografie eines frei geborenen schwarzen Amerikaners, der entführt und versklavt wurde, ehe ihm endlich die Flucht gelang.

Solomon Northup lebt mit Frau und Kindern in Saratoga im Bundesstaat New York und hält sich mit kleinen Handwerksjobs und Geigenspiel . . .

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A MEMORIAL OF ANNE INCLUDED IN THIS EDITION.

TO HARRIET BEECHER STOWE: WHOSE NAME, THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, IS IDENTIFIED WITH THE GREAT REFORM: THIS NARRATIVE, AFFORDING ANOTHER Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin, IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED

"Such dupes are men to custom, and so prone To reverence what is ancient, and can plead A course of long observance for its use, That even servitude, the worst of ills, Because delivered down from sire to son, Is kept and guarded as a sacred thing. But is it fit or can it bear the shock Of rational discussion, that a man Compounded and made up, like other men, Of elements tumultuous, in whom lust And folly in as ample measure meet, As in the bosom of the slave he rules, Should be a despot absolute, and boast Himself the only freeman of his land?­" Cowper.

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The extraordinary true story of Solomon Northup, a free African-­American living in New York in 1841, who was kidnapped, sold into slavery, and subjected to unimaginable degradation and abuse until his rescue 12 years later.
This moving and utterly brutal book is a harrowing account of his life in the sugar and cotton plantations of Louisiana, subject to varying degrees of savagery and abuse by a series of owners. Against all odds, Northup eventually manages to get word to his family – and the ensuing rescue from the drunken and sadistic Mr Epps and subsequent legal cases are no less shocking than the rest of the tale.
Northup’s meticulous first-­hand recordings of slave life, written in conjunction with a white lawyer called David Wilson, provide a true-­life testament to tremendous courage and resolve in the face of unspeakable injustice.
Now a major Hollywood film, nominated for Best Picture at the 2014 Academy Awards, and directed by Steve McQueen – starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, . . .

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