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Twelve Years a Slave

Solomon Northup

Twelve Years a Slave is the autobiographical account of Solomon Northup, an African American who was born free in New York in the early 1800s. In 1841, Solomon Northup was captured and forced into slavery for a period of twelve years. Northup's account is detailed in its account of life on a cotton and sugar plantation and the daily routine of slave life during the first part of the 19th century. The book describes the daily life of slaves in Bayou Beof, their diet, the relationship between master and slave, the means that slave catchers used to recapture them, and the ugly realities that slaves suffered. Comparable to the accounts of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Ann Jacobs, and William Wells Brown, Twelve Years a Slave is a captivating narrative of the life of freedom and slavery experienced by one African American man prior to the American Civil War.

Twelve Years a Slave is the autobiographical account of Solomon Northup, an African American who was born free in New York in the early 1800s. In 1841, Solomon Northup was captured and forced into slavery for a period of twelve years. Northup's account is detailed in its account of life on a cotton and sugar plantation and the daily routine of slave life during the first part of the 19th century. The book describes the daily life of slaves in Bayou Beof, their diet, the relationship between master and slave, the means that slave catchers used to recapture them, and the ugly realities that slaves suffered. Comparable to the accounts of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Ann Jacobs, and William Wells Brown, Twelve Years a Slave is a captivating narrative of the life of freedom and slavery experienced by one African American man prior to the American Civil War.
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Twelve Years a Slave is the autobiographical account of Solomon Northup, an African American who was born free in New York in the early 1800s. In 1841, Solomon Northup was captured and forced into slavery for a period of twelve years. Northup's account is detailed in its account of life on a cotton and sugar plantation and the daily routine of slave life during the first part of the 19th century. The book describes the daily life of slaves in Bayou Beof, their diet, the relationship between master and slave, the means that slave catchers used to recapture them, and the ugly realities that slaves suffered. Comparable to the accounts of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Ann Jacobs, and William Wells Brown, Twelve Years a Slave is a captivating narrative of the life of freedom and slavery experienced by one African American man prior to the American Civil War.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sean Crisden

Length:

7h 18m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:06


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

29:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:24