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The Resource Twelve years a slave : narrative of Solomon Northup, a citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River, in Louisiana

Twelve years a slave : narrative of Solomon Northup, a citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River, in Louisiana

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Twelve years a slave : narrative of Solomon Northup, a citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River, in Louisiana
Title
Twelve years a slave
Title remainder
narrative of Solomon Northup, a citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River, in Louisiana
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12 years a slave
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Language
eng
Summary
Account of the twelve years he spent as a slave by Solomon Northup from Saratoga, N.Y., born a free Black man
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • plates
  • music
Index
no index present
LC call number
E444
LC item number
.N87
Literary form
non fiction
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Twelve years a slave : narrative of Solomon Northup, a citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River, in Louisiana
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Note
  • At head of title: Seventeenth thousand
  • Editor's preface signed by David Wilson, and dated May 1853 in Whitehall, N.Y
  • Dedicated "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."
  • Plates are signed "Coffin" and "N. Orr."
  • Although the list of illustrations includes titles for seven plates, only six appear in this edition which lacks the final plate "Arrival home, and first meeting with his wife and children."
  • Music and words to "Roaring River: a refrain of the Red River plantation" appear on page 322
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Seventeenth thousand.
Extent
xvi, [17]-336 pages, [6] leaves of plates
Lccn
10034503
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in brown cloth publisher's binding; blind-stamped raised panel on both covers, decorated with blind-stamped arabesques; gold-stamped spine title "Twelve years a slave;" yellow endpapers. Illustrated bookplate by Aaron Douglas (signed "D") of the Arthur B. Spingarn Collection of Negro Literature on front pastedown.
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44425852
  • ucoclc44425852
Label
Twelve years a slave : narrative of Solomon Northup, a citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River, in Louisiana
Publication
Note
  • At head of title: Seventeenth thousand
  • Editor's preface signed by David Wilson, and dated May 1853 in Whitehall, N.Y
  • Dedicated "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."
  • Plates are signed "Coffin" and "N. Orr."
  • Although the list of illustrations includes titles for seven plates, only six appear in this edition which lacks the final plate "Arrival home, and first meeting with his wife and children."
  • Music and words to "Roaring River: a refrain of the Red River plantation" appear on page 322
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Seventeenth thousand.
Extent
xvi, [17]-336 pages, [6] leaves of plates
Lccn
10034503
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in brown cloth publisher's binding; blind-stamped raised panel on both covers, decorated with blind-stamped arabesques; gold-stamped spine title "Twelve years a slave;" yellow endpapers. Illustrated bookplate by Aaron Douglas (signed "D") of the Arthur B. Spingarn Collection of Negro Literature on front pastedown.
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44425852
  • ucoclc44425852

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