12 YEARS A SLAVE

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Twelve Years A Slave

Author : Solomon Northup
ISBN : 9780486791845
Genre : History
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The basis for the Academy Award®-winning movie! Kidnapped into slavery in 1841, Northup spent 12 years in captivity. This autobiographical memoir represents an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society. 7 illustrations. Index.
Category: History

Twelve Years A Slave

Author : Solomon Northup
ISBN : NYPL:33433075913602
Genre : Plantation life
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Category: Plantation life

Stolen Into Slavery

Author : Judith Bloom Fradin
ISBN : 9781426309878
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The true story behind the acclaimed movie 12 Years a Slave, this book is based on the life of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who was captured in the United States and sold into slavery in Louisiana. Solomon Northup awoke in the middle of the night with his body trembling. Slowly, he realized that he was handcuffed in a dark room and his feet were chained to the floor. He managed to slip his hand into his pocket to look for his free papers that proved he was one of 400,000 free blacks in a nation where 2.5 million other African Americans were slaves. They were gone. This remarkable story follows Northup through his 12 years of bondage as a man kidnapped into slavery, enduring the hardships of slave life in Louisiana. But the tale also has a remarkable ending. Northup is rescued from his master's cotton plantation in the deep South by friends in New York. This is a compelling tale that looks into a little known slice of history, sure to rivet young readers and adults alike. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Running A Thousand Miles For Freedom

Author : William Craft
ISBN : 9781775415329
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom details the escape of Ellen and William Craft from slavery in Georgia in the United States. Well publicized at the time, the married couple became celebrities in the abolitionist struggle. Their daring and risky plan meant passing the light-skinned Ellen off as a white male traveling with 'his' slave, William, as no woman would have traveled alone with a slave at the time. Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom gives a unique historical opportunity to witness a first hand account of notions of race, gender and class as they stood in a nineteenth century society which treated them as fixed and defining.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Twelve Years A Slave Illustrated Two Pence Books

Author : Solomon Northup
ISBN : 1927970415
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

When I Was A Slave

Author : Norman R. Yetman
ISBN : 9780486111391
Genre : Literary Collections
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DIVMore than 2,000 former slaves provide first-person accounts in blunt, simple language about their lives in bondage. Illuminating, often startling information about southern life before, during, and after the Civil War. /div
Category: Literary Collections

Needle In A Timestack

Author : Robert Silverberg
ISBN : 0441568726
Genre : Fiction
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Science fiction stories deal with subjects such as a robot cook, a giant bat from outer space, and a woman's love affair with an alien being
Category: Fiction

To Tell A Free Story

Author : William L. Andrews
ISBN : 0252060334
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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To Tell A Free Story traces in unprecedented detail the history of black America's most innovative literary tradition--the autobiography--from its beginnings to the end of the slavery era.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Education S End

Author : Anthony T. Kronman
ISBN : 9780300138160
Genre : Education
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This book describes the ever-escalating dangers to which Jewish refugees and recent immigrants were subjected in France and Italy as the Holocaust marched forward. Susan Zuccotti uncovers a gruelling yet complex history of suffering and resilience through historical documents and personal testimonies from members of nine central and eastern European Jewish families, displaced to France in the opening years of the Second World War. The chronicle of their lives reveals clearly that these Jewish families experienced persecution of far greater intensity than citizen Jews or longtime resident immigrants. The odyssey of the nine families took them from hostile Vichy France to the Alpine village of Saint-Martin-Vesubie and on to Italy, where German soldiers rather than hoped-for Allied troops awaited. Those who crossed over to Italy were either deported to Auschwitz or forced to scatter in desperate flight. Zuccotti brings to light the agonies of the refugees' unstable lives, the evolution of French policies toward Jews, the reasons behind the flight from the relative idyll of Saint-Martin-Vesubie, and the choices that confronted those who arrived in Italy. Powerful archival evidence frames this history, while firsthand reports underscore the human cost of the nightmarish years of persecution.
Category: Education