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Twelve Years a Slave: includes interviews of former slaves and illustrations [Kindle Edition]

Solomon Northup , Earl Edwards
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Read this bestselling book before viewing the Oscar nominated Movie. In addition to the original book by Solomon Northop, Included in this edition are interviews with former slaves. They tell us in their own words what their daily lives were like as they worked in the fields and kitchens of the southern slave holders. Rarely seen images of slavery are also included.You will come away with a very comprehensive outlook on slavery in North America. Now available in ebook, audio and paperback formats.

"Twelve Years a Slave" tells the amazing story of a free Black man who in 1841 is taken away from his family and sold into slavery in the deep south of the United States. Solomon Northop takes us with him on his most unfortunate Journey through the days of slavery. A journey no human being should ever endure. We feel his pain as he wakes up with his arms and legs bound in the chains of slavery. Will he ever get to see his wife or hold his children in his arms again? Included in this book are interviews with former slaves. They tell us in thier own words what thier daily lives were like as they worked in the fields and kitchens of the southern slave holders. Rarely seen images of slavery are also included.


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  • File Size: 1356 KB
  • Print Length: 174 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1612931081
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00COQLZWA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #299,212 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars simply wonderful September 11, 2013
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This book was fascinating. I never knew that free men were captured and sold in to slavery. A truly remarkable story that is worth reading
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read! October 2, 2013
By Rick G
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One of the best bookd I"ve read this year. The author writes so well that at times you become Solomon & feel the pain, sorrow & jubilation throughout the story!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good read January 27, 2014
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This story is life changing. Count your blessing as they could be gone in an instant. Although this book is hard to follow at times it's well worth it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read January 11, 2014
This was the most fascinating untold story that I have ever read. Solomon Northup is very detail in describing the events and individuals who were a part of his journey. This is a must hear. I recommend hearing before seeing the movie. The slaves narratives are amazing in itself.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome January 5, 2014
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This book gives the reader great insight into slavery, the slave trade and the mindset of the southern plantation owners. Although many movies have been made and many books written, to read about this horrible time in our history from the perspective of a slave, once a free man, is mind boggling! It makes the reader involuntarily shake his head in wonder and feel embarrassed to be a citizen of a land that once treated humans worse than animals. One can only wonder in amazement at the ignorance of such men! Mr. Northrop endured 12 years of cruel and I humane treatment only to eventually be reunited with his family. His account leaves one to wonder how many free men were sold and died in slavery!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Twelve Years a Slave December 26, 2013
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This poor man, what a horrible thing to have happen to anyone. It was a terrible time for all African Americans. Slavery was as is sub human treatment. The book was so well written. One almost felt they were experiencing this awful experience.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars personal required reading for every American November 24, 2013
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This is a story every American should read. The story is almost too horrible to be true! The author took me right back to the event s with him as best as his use of the English language could convey. The author was obviously well educated and highly intelligent. He was careful not to display his education. He was also smart enough not to flaunt his knowledge. He did what he had to do to survive his captivity. The movie was good, but it is so much more vivid when you have read the book as well. This is an unfortunate lesson in American History, that all citizens should knowledgeable of; not for the sake of bitterness, but it happened, it was real, and our society is still recovering from the emotional scars of this horrible misjudgment of the character and integrity of the Americans of African descent.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific! October 16, 2013
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I can't wait to see the movie this weekend. Truly we come from strong people in Africa and today stand upon the shoulders of those who have suffered before us.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy
As described.
Published 23 days ago by Karen Sisk
5.0 out of 5 stars ... a real feeling of what being a slave was like not the repetitive...
Gives you a real feeling of what being a slave was like not the repetitive hollywood crap that a slaves existence was being whipped 3 times a day. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dr. Anthony K. Stevens
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than movie
The book over the movie is far better. There are more details which I was craving as I saw the movie first. Read more
Published 1 month ago by sheree
5.0 out of 5 stars A View of History
Every southerner should read this book and see the movie. It is very moving and informative about a historic time period in our country..
Published 2 months ago by LKB
4.0 out of 5 stars Good reading, true story.
Really enjoyed reading the book. Based on the author's life. Wanted to compare the movie to the book. Book much more detailed, filled in the gaps in the movie. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jena Cheeks
5.0 out of 5 stars great
Bought the book, but before I read it I saw the movie which I loved along with the book. What a terrible time in the history of America.
So devastating. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Carol Ballantyne
5.0 out of 5 stars Our Sad And Downtrodden Historical Past.....
Never forget, my Brothers and Sisters of African descent: Our people who were unfortunate to have been captured and subjected to the horrors of the middle passage, being then... Read more
Published 2 months ago by pia
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it!
I really enjoyed this book. Solomon expresses the evil, cruelty, and injustice of humans enslaving humans in a country that prides itself on a democratic government that... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Chenani Arterberry
5.0 out of 5 stars I gave this book 5 stars because it is spell binding.
This book is written in such a way that the persons reading it can transport themselves back in time to the days of slavery. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Sidney C. Snead
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a easy read...
l found the book to be a little difficult too read with the wording however, I was able to follow
it due the fact that the movie produced by Steve McQueen was very close to... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Judith Smith
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