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Twelve years a slave by Solomon Northup

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Published by Barnes & Noble in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Northup, Solomon, -- b. 1808,
  • Slaves -- United States -- Biography,
  • Slaves" writings, American,
  • African Americans -- Biography,
  • Plantation life -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century,
  • Slavery -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century

Book details:

Edition Notes

Originally published: Auburn, N.Y. : Derby and Miller, 1853.

StatementSolomon Northup ; introduction by Eric Ashley Hairston.
GenreBiography.
SeriesThe Barnes & Noble library of essential reading
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE444 .N87 2007b
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 217 p. :
Number of Pages217
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23027389M
ISBN 100760783349
ISBN 109780760783344
LC Control Number2009368181
OCLC/WorldCa173138959

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