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Twelve Years a Slave

By Solomon Northup
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"Having been born a freeman, and for more than thirty years enjoyed the blessings of liberty in a free State—and having at the end of that time been kidnapped and sold into Slavery, where I remained, until happily rescued in the month of January, 1853, after a bondage of twelve years—it has been suggested that an account of my life and fortunes would not be uninteresting to the public." -an excerpt

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Twelve Years a Slave

By Solomon Northup
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  • Publisher : Badgley Publishing Company
  • Book Code : 1453847650
  • Total of Pages : 247
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The year was 1841. That "Peculiar Institution" of slavery was running full bore in the south. Solomon Northup, age 33, a well-educated black man who was born into freedom, resided with his wife and three children in his native state of New York. Solomon was kidnapped and sold into slavery in our nation's capital...Washington, D.C. The perpetrators of this crime, in order to sell Solomon, insisted he was an escaped slave from Georgia. Whenever Solomon protested and declared himself a free man, he was terribly beaten...once near to death. Solomon was sold and transported to Louisiana where he spent twelve long years of suffering, degradation, whippings and hard labor as a slave. For fear of his life, he had to give up the idea of convincing his masters and others that he was actually a free man and a citizen of New York and he resigned himself to the accept the life of a slave. But, through his years of captivity, he never once stopped believing that one day... he would be freed and again become united with his family in New York. The enslavement of the black race was an everyday fact of life from the earliest settlement of this country up to the end of the Civil War, which brought a close to this shameful period of our history. In the 1840's there were many... very many white people who opposed this concept of forced labor and the maltreatment of fellow human beings. The voices of these abolitionists were becoming louder and louder not only in the north where slavery was practically non-existent, but even in the heart of the south also. One of these, Samuel Bass, a Canadian by birth, put his own life in jeopardy to free Solomon. This book gives, in chilling detail, an account of a way of life that hopefully will never, ever, occur again in this great country... the "Land of the Free!" This book is part of the Historical Collection of Badgley Publishing Company and has been re-created from the original. The original contents have been edited and corrections have been made to original printing, spelling and grammatical errors when not in conflict with the author’s intent to portray a particular event or interaction. Annotations have been made and additional content has been added by Badgley Publishing Company in order to clarify certain historical events or interactions and to enhance the author’s content. Photos and illustrations from the original have been touched up, enhanced and sometimes enlarged for better viewing. Additional illustrations and photos have been added by Badgley Publishing Company.

Twelve Years a Slave

By Solomon Northup
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026883187
  • Total of Pages : 224
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Twelve Years a Slave is a memoir and slave narrative by Solomon Northup. Northup, a black man who was born free in New York state, details his being tricked to go to Washington, D.C., in 1841 where he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Deep South. He was in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana before he was able to secretly get information to friends and family in New York, who in turn secured his release with the aid of the state. Northup's account provides extensive details on the slave markets in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans, and describes at length cotton and sugar cultivation and slave treatment on major plantations in Louisiana.

Twelve Years a Slave

By Solomon Northup
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  • Publisher : First Avenue Editions ™
  • Book Code : 1467776300
  • Total of Pages : 264
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For more than thirty years, Solomon Northup lived in New York as a free man. But in 1841, while pursuing a job offer in Washington DC, Northup was kidnapped and sold into slavery. After being brutally beaten for insisting on his right to live freely, Northup grew silent about his past. It was not until twelve years later that he shared his story with Samuel Bass, a white abolitionist, setting in motion the chain of events that would finally bring him home in 1853. Penned in his first year of renewed freedom, Northup's memoir unveils the inconceivable cruelties—and rare moments of kindness—he experienced during his enslavement. The revelations in his narrative served as a powerful contribution to the fight against slavery. This unabridged version of Northup's work is taken from an 1855 copyright edition.

Twelve Years a Slave

By Solomon Northup
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 0857089080
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : History
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DISCOVER A TALE OF UNIMAGINABLE ADVERSITY Twelve Years a Slave tells the story of Solomon Northup, a free-born man of colour who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the American South in 1841. His true tale of captivity, torture and abuse brings to life the unimaginable evils of slavery in a time when it was yet to be outlawed. Equal parts slave, travel, and spiritual narrative, Twelve Years A Slave reveals Northup to be a person of astonishing strength and wisdom. An insightful introduction by David Fiske reveals the world into which Northup was born, the kidnapping phenomenon to which he fell victim, and the legacy of slavery today.

Twelve Years A Slave

By Solomon Northup,Frederick Douglass
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1528791193
  • Total of Pages : 274
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Solomon Northup (born c.1807) was an American abolitionist and author. Born free to a freed slave and a free African American woman, he was a professional violinist, farmer and landowner until he was offered a job as a musician in Washington D.C., where he was drugged and kidnapped by slavers. He was sold to a painter in New Orleans and remained in bondage for 12 years until a Canadian plantation worker alerted the authorities in New York. He was emancipated on January 3, 1853, although his captors where never brought to justice. Northup chronicled his harrowing experience in this historic memoir, which was adapted into the 2013 Oscar-winning film of the same name. A moving memoir that deserves a place on every bookshelf and will appeal to those with an interest in this dark chapter of American history. Read & Co. History is proud to be republishing this classic slave narrative now in a new edition complete with an introductory chapter by Frederick Douglass.

Twelve Years a Slave (Illustrated Edition)

By Solomon Northup
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  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Book Code : 3849642720
  • Total of Pages : 246
  • Category : History
  • Members : 669
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Solomon Northup tells the story of his life, the thrilling story of a free colored man, kidnapped in Washington in 1841, sold into slavery, and, after a twelve years' bondage, reclaimed by State Authority from a cotton plantation in Louisiana. The narrative of Mr. Northup's strange misfortunes, resulting in a twelve years' servitude, is of thrilling interest, not only with regard to the upcoming movie. The description of scenes and sufferings may well entitle it to be called a key and companion book to Mrs. Stowe's " Uncle Tom's Cabin."

12 Years A Slave

By Solomon Northup
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  • Publisher : Golgotha Press
  • Book Code : 1629171085
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Twelve Years a Slave is a memoir of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped, sold into slavery and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana before the American Civil War. He provided details of slave markets in Washington, DC, as well as describing at length cotton cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana. Published soon after Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Northup's book sold 30,000 copies and was considered a bestseller. It went through several editions in the nineteenth century. Supporting Stowe's fictional narrative in detail, Northup’s first-hand account of his twelve years of bondage proved another bombshell in the national political debate over slavery leading up to the Civil War, drawing endorsements from major Northern newspapers, anti-slavery organizations, and evangelical groups.

Twelve Years a Slave

By Solomon Northrup
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  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Book Code : 1513268112
  • Total of Pages : 150
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"A moving, vital testament." -Saturday Review ”An incredible document, amazingly told and structured. Tough, but riveting.-Rachel Kushner “The best firsthand account of slavery.” -James McPherson Twelve Years a Slave (1853) is considered to be be one of the most riviting and important documents recounting slavery in the United States. It is the heart-rending memoir of a free black man who is taken hostage and sold into slavery in a Louisiana plantation, his twelve years of bondage, and his remarkable escape to freedom. Since its publication, this classic has become a historical reference for its salient of depiction of life as a slave in the pre-Civil War deep south of the United States. More recently the book’s popularity has soared due to the 2014 Academy Award winning motion picture. Northup’s memoir begins during his early life as a free black man in Upstate New York. He was a father of three children, a farmer, lumberjack, and a skillful musician. When two white men approached Northup about a well-paid job playing his violin in a circus, he accepted. They traveled to New York City, then Washington D.C, where after a day of celebrating his good fortunes with the two men he was drugged, and chained in a slave pen. Imprisoned by the ruthless slave-trader James Burch, he was brutally beaten and eventually sent by boat to New Orleans, Louisiana. Eventually Northup was sold to a merciful plantation owner, and valued for his hard work, and gentle spirit. Due to his master’s eventual financial hardships, Northup was sold again and again in a succession of brutal masters. With his tenacious sense of hope and goodwill he perseveres through twelve years of cruelty until his remarkable rescue from slavery and back to his freedom in New York. With its great message of hope, Twelve Years a Slave is one of America’s great literary declarations of the power of the human spirit. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Twelve Years a Slave is both modern and readable.

When I Was a Slave

By Norman R. Yetman
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486111393
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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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

Wench

By Dolen Perkins-Valdez
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061966355
  • Total of Pages : 320
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Dolen Perkins-Valdez’s enchanting and unforgettable novel, based on little-known fact, combines the narrative allure of Cane River by Lalita Tademy and the moral complexities of Edward P. Jones’s The Known World as it tells the story of four black enslaved women in the years preceding the Civil War. wench \'wench\ n. from Middle English “wenchel,”1 a: a girl, maid, young woman; a female child. Situated in Ohio, a free territory before the Civil War, Tawawa House is an idyllic retreat for Southern white men who vacation there every summer with their enslaved black mistresses. It’s their open secret. Lizzie, Reenie, and Sweet are regulars at the resort, building strong friendships over the years. But when Mawu, as fearless as she is assured, comes along and starts talking of running away, things change. To run is to leave everything behind, and for some it also means escaping from the emotional and psychological bonds that bind them to their masters. When a fire on the resort sets off a string of tragedies, the women of Tawawa House soon learn that triumph and dehumanization are inseparable and that love exists even in the most inhuman, brutal of circumstances—all while they bear witness to the end of an era. An engaging, page-turning, and wholly original novel, Wench explores, with an unflinching eye, the moral complexities of slavery. “Readers entranced by The Help will be equally riveted by Wench. A deeply moving, beautifully written novel told from the heart.”—USA Today

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By Solomon Northup,Booker T. Washington,Frederick Douglass,Olaudah Equiano,Mary Prince,Charles Ball,Thomas H. Jones,Phillis Wheatley,William Robinson,Louis Hughes,Elizabeth Keckley,Josiah Henson,Old Elizabeth,Annie L. Burton,Lucy A. Delaney,Lunsford Lane,L.S. Thompson
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Slavery in the United States lasted more than two centuries. The adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in December 1865 abolished slavery after the American Civil War. The first slaves were forcibly removed from Africa by British slave traders beginning in the early 1600s. Redoshi, later renamed Sally Smith, was the last surviving female slave brought to the U.S. from Africa. A Benoise war captive, she was illegally transported to the US (importing slaves having been outlawed 50 years prior). The last surviving male slave, Oluale Kossula (aka Cudjo Lewis), had been transported on the sale ship and was most likely part of the Yoruba people in Benin. The quality of a slave’s life depended completely on their master’s will. It was considered normal, for example, for masters to rape their slaves, who were considered their property. Slaves who escaped were branded, killed, or punished severely in other ways. Solomon Northup Twelve Years a Slave Booker T. Washington Up From Slavery Frederick Douglass From Slavery to Freedom Olaudah Equiano The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African Harriet Ann Jacobs Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Mary Prince The History of Mary Prince, A West Indian Slave Charles Ball Fifty Years in Chains Or, the Life of an American Slave Thomas H. Jones Experience and Personal Narrative of Uncle Tom Jones; Who Was for Forty Years a Slave Phillis Wheatley Religious and Moral Poems William H. Robinson From Log Cabin to the Pulpit, or, Fifteen Years in Slavery Louis Hughes Thirty Years A Slave Elizabeth Keckley Behind the Scenes Josiah Henson The Life of Josiah Henson Old Elizabeth Memoir of Old Elizabeth, A Coloured Woman Annie L. Burton Memories of Childhood's Slavery Days Lucy A. Delaney From the Darkness Cometh the Light, or Struggles for Freedom Lunsford Lane The Narrative of Lunsford Lane, Formerly of Raleigh, N.C. L. S. Thompson The Story of Mattie J. Jackson

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By James Patterson,Maxine Paetro
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  • Publisher : BookShots
  • Book Code : 0316504831
  • Total of Pages : 144
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In James Patterson's #1 New York Times bestseller, the Women's Murder Club tracks down two bodies at the morgue-but one of them is still breathing . . . A woman checks into a hotel room and entertains a man who is not her husband. A shooter blows away the lover and wounds a wealthy heiress, leaving her for dead. Is it the perfect case for the Women's Murder Club . . . or just the most twisted? BookShots Lightning-fast stories by James Patterson Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson

Her Again

By Michael Schulman
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 006234286X
  • Total of Pages : 336
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A portrait of a woman, an era, and a profession: the first thoroughly researched biography of Meryl Streep that explores her beginnings as a young woman of the 1970s grappling with love, feminism, and her astonishing talent In 1975 Meryl Streep, a promising young graduate of the Yale School of Drama, was finding her place in the New York theater scene. Burning with talent and ambition, she was like dozens of aspiring actors of the time—a twenty-something beauty who rode her bike everywhere, kept a diary, napped before performances, and stayed out late “talking about acting with actors in actors’ bars.” Yet Meryl stood apart from her peers. In her first season in New York, she won attention-getting parts in back-to-back Broadway plays, a Tony Award nomination, and two roles in Shakespeare in the Park productions. Even then, people said, “Her. Again.” Her Again is an intimate look at the artistic coming-of-age of the greatest actress of her generation, from the homecoming float at her suburban New Jersey high school, through her early days on the stage at Vassar College and the Yale School of Drama during its golden years, to her star-making roles in The Deer Hunter, Manhattan, and Kramer vs. Kramer. New Yorker contributor Michael Schulman brings into focus Meryl’s heady rise to stardom on the New York stage; her passionate, tragically short-lived love affair with fellow actor John Cazale; her marriage to sculptor Don Gummer; and her evolution as a young woman of the 1970s wrestling with changing ideas of feminism, marriage, love, and sacrifice. Featuring eight pages of black-and-white photos, this captivating story of the making of one of the most revered artistic careers of our time reveals a gifted young woman coming into her extraordinary talents at a time of immense transformation, offering a rare glimpse into the life of the actress long before she became an icon.

Neo-slave Narratives

By Ashraf H. A. Rushdy
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0198029004
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: neo-slave-narratives.pdf

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NeoSlave Narratives is a study in the political, social, and cultural content of a given literary form--the novel of slavery cast as a first-person slave narrative. After discerning the social and historical factors surrounding the first appearance of that literary form in the 1960s, NeoSlave Narratives explores the complex relationship between nostalgia and critique, while asking how African American intellectuals at different points between 1976 and 1990 remember and use the site of slavery to represent the crucial cultural debates that arose during the sixties.

Solomon Northup's Kindred: The Kidnapping of Free Citizens before the Civil War

By David Fiske
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440836655
  • Total of Pages : 170
  • Category : History
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Kidnapping was a lucrative crime in antebellum America, and many American citizens—especially free blacks—were abducted for profit. This book reveals the untold stories of the captured. • Features portraits, sketches, and images of documents and newspaper articles related to kidnapping • Identifies the numerous factors that led to the lucrative business of kidnapping • Describes the physical and psychological subduing of victims • Includes the perspectives of those who tried to help: educators, crusaders, rescuers, and cooperative slave owners

Religion of a Different Color

By W. Paul Reeve
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190226277
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : History
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Mormonism is one of the few homegrown religions in the United States, one that emerged out of the religious fervor of the early nineteenth century. Yet, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have struggled for status and recognition. In this book, W. Paul Reeve explores the ways in which nineteenth century Protestant white America made outsiders out of an inside religious group. Much of what has been written on Mormon otherness centers upon economic, cultural, doctrinal, marital, and political differences that set Mormons apart from mainstream America. Reeve instead looks at how Protestants racialized Mormons, using physical differences in order to define Mormons as non-White to help justify their expulsion from Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. He analyzes and contextualizes the rhetoric on Mormons as a race with period discussions of the Native American, African American, Oriental, Turk/Islam, and European immigrant races. He also examines how Mormon male, female, and child bodies were characterized in these racialized debates. For instance, while Mormons argued that polygamy was ordained by God, and so created angelic, celestial, and elevated offspring, their opponents suggested that the children were degenerate and deformed. The Protestant white majority was convinced that Mormonism represented a racial-not merely religious-departure from the mainstream and spent considerable effort attempting to deny Mormon whiteness. Being white brought access to political, social, and economic power, all aspects of citizenship in which outsiders sought to limit or prevent Mormon participation. At least a part of those efforts came through persistent attacks on the collective Mormon body, ways in which outsiders suggested that Mormons were physically different, racially more similar to marginalized groups than they were white. Medical doctors went so far as to suggest that Mormon polygamy was spawning a new race. Mormons responded with aspirations toward whiteness. It was a back and forth struggle between what outsiders imagined and what Mormons believed. Mormons ultimately emerged triumphant, but not unscathed. Mormon leaders moved away from universalistic ideals toward segregated priesthood and temples, policies firmly in place by the early twentieth century. So successful were Mormons at claiming whiteness for themselves that by the time Mormon Mitt Romney sought the White House in 2012, he was labeled "the whitest white man to run for office in recent memory." Ending with reflections on ongoing views of the Mormon body, this groundbreaking book brings together literatures on religion, whiteness studies, and nineteenth century racial history with the history of politics and migration.

Voices of Freedom

By Solomon Northup,Frederick Douglass,Harriet Jacobs,Sojourner Truth
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504048350
  • Total of Pages : 793
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 978
  • Pdf File: voices-of-freedom.pdf

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Four of the most important and enduring American slave narratives together in one volume. Until slavery was abolished in 1865, millions of men, women, and children toiled under a system that stripped them of their freedom and their humanity. Much has been written about this shameful era of American history, but few books speak with as much power as the narratives written by those who experienced slavery firsthand. The basis for the film of the same name, Twelve Years a Slave is Solomon Northup’s heartrending chronicle of injustice and brutality. Northup was born and raised a freeman in New York State—until he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Deep South. Before returning to his family and freedom, he suffered smallpox, the overseer’s lash, and an attempted lynching. Perhaps the most famous of all slave chronicles, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass immediately struck a chord with readers when it was first released in 1855. After escaping to freedom, Douglass became a well-known orator and abolitionist, drawing on his own experiences to condemn the evils of slavery. One of the few female slave narratives, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl was originally published under a pseudonym by Harriet Jacobs. After she escaped to freedom in North Carolina, where she became an abolitionist, Jacobs described the particular suffering of female slaves, including sexual harassment and abuse. Published in 1850, The Narrative of Sojourner Truth is Truth’s landmark memoir of her life as a slave in upstate New York and her transformation into a pioneer for racial equality and women’s rights. These narratives serve as a timeless testament to the strength and bravery, and as a voice to the millions of people enslaved in this dark period of American history. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Nationalism

By Rabindranath Tagore
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  • Publisher : Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
  • Book Code : 9390441153
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : History
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“Their real freedom is not within the boundaries of security, but in the highroad of adventures, full of the risk of new experiences.” Nationalism was a popular subject of debate in the pre-Independence era and academics from across the world shared their ideas on the same. Tagore’s idea of nationalism is deep-rooted in his belief that growth has to be all-inclusive – not just for a nation, but also for its people. This book is a collection of Tagore’s lectures on Nationalism in the West, Japan and India. His mastery with expression is further highlighted as he recounts the need of the concept of Nation to benefit its people, and not just exist as an idealistic theory that benefits a few. Nationalism brings to fore Tagore’s deep understanding of contemporary politics and paves a middle path between growth of the people and a nation, and aggressive ways towards modernity.

The Making of African America

By Ira Berlin
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101189894
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : History
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A leading historian offers a sweeping new account of the African American experience over four centuries Four great migrations defined the history of black people in America: the violent removal of Africans to the east coast of North America known as the Middle Passage; the relocation of one million slaves to the interior of the antebellum South; the movement of more than six million blacks to the industrial cities of the north and west a century later; and since the late 1960s, the arrival of black immigrants from Africa, the Caribbean, South America, and Europe. These epic migra­tions have made and remade African American life. Ira Berlin's magisterial new account of these passages evokes both the terrible price and the moving triumphs of a people forcibly and then willingly migrating to America. In effect, Berlin rewrites the master narrative of African America, challenging the traditional presentation of a linear path of progress. He finds instead a dynamic of change in which eras of deep rootedness alternate with eras of massive move­ment, tradition giving way to innovation. The culture of black America is constantly evolving, affected by (and affecting) places as far away from one another as Biloxi, Chicago, Kingston, and Lagos. Certain to gar­ner widespread media attention, The Making of African America is a bold new account of a long and crucial chapter of American history.

Slave Narratives of the Underground Railroad

By Christine Rudisel,Bob Blaisdell
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486796701
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : History
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Book Short Summary:

Firsthand accounts of escapes from slavery in the American South include narratives by Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman as well as lesser-known travelers of the Underground Railroad.

Didn't We Almost Have It All

By Gerrick Kennedy
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  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Book Code : 1647000475
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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A candid exploration of the genius, shame, and celebrity of Whitney Houston a decade after her passing On February 11, 2012, Whitney Houston was found submerged in the bathtub of her suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. In the decade since, the world has mourned her death amid new revelations about her relationship to her Blackness, her sexuality, and her addictions. Didn’t We Almost Have It All is author Gerrick Kennedy’s exploration of the duality of Whitney’s life as both a woman in the spotlight and someone who often had to hide who she was. This is the story of Whitney’s life, her whole life, told with both grace and honesty. Long before that fateful day in 2012, Whitney split the world wide open with her voice. Hers was a once-in-a-generation talent forged in Newark, NJ, and blessed with the grace of the church and the wisdom of a long lineage of famous gospel singers. She redefined “The Star-Spangled Banner.” She became a box-office powerhouse, a queen of the pop charts, and an international superstar. But all the while, she was forced to rein in who she was amid constant accusations that her music wasn’t Black enough, original enough, honest enough. Kennedy deftly peels back the layers of Whitney’s complex story to get to the truth at the core of what drove her, what inspired her, and what haunted her. He pulls the narrative apart into the key elements that informed her life—growing up in the famed Drinkard family; the two romantic relationships that shaped the entirety of her adult life, with Robyn Crawford and Bobby Brown; her fraught relationship to her own Blackness and the ways in which she was judged by the Black community; her drug and alcohol addiction; and, finally, the shame that she carried in her heart, which informed every facet of her life. Drawing on hundreds of sources, Kennedy takes readers back to a world in which someone like Whitney simply could not be, and explains in excruciating detail the ways in which her fame did not and could not protect her. In the time since her passing, the world and the way we view celebrity have changed dramatically. A sweeping look at Whitney’s life, Didn’t We Almost Have It All contextualizes her struggles against the backdrop of tabloid culture, audience consumption, mental health stigmas, and racial divisions in America. It explores exactly how and why we lost a beloved icon far too soon.

Soul by Soul

By Walter JOHNSON
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Book Code : 9780674039155
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 742
  • Pdf File: soul.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Soul by Soul tells the story of slavery in antebellum America by moving away from the cotton plantations and into the slave market itself, the heart of the domestic slave trade. Taking us inside the New Orleans slave market, the largest in the nation, where 100,000 men, women, and children were packaged, priced, and sold, Walter Johnson transforms the statistics of this chilling trade into the human drama of traders, buyers, and slaves, negotiating sales that would alter the life of each. What emerges is not only the brutal economics of trading but the vast and surprising interdependencies among the actors involved.

Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African

By Ignatius Sancho
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  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Book Code : 1770485708
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 152
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A contemporary critic described Ignatius Sancho as “what is very uncommon for men of his complexion, A man of letters.” A London shopkeeper, former butler, and descendant of slaves, Sancho was the first author of African descent to have his correspondence published. He was also a critic of literature, music, and art; a composer; and an advocate for the abolition of slavery. Sancho’s letters reveal an avid reader and prolific author, and his epistolary style shows a sophisticated understanding of both private and public audiences. Even after the abolition of the slave trade, proponents of equal rights on both sides of the Atlantic continued to use Sancho as an exemplar of the intellectual and moral capacity of people of African descent. In addition to the annotated letters by Sancho, this edition includes Laurence Sterne's letters to Sancho, Sancho's surviving autograph writings, and a selection of the many eighteenth-century responses to Sancho and his letters.

The 1619 Project

By Nikole Hannah-Jones,The New York Times Magazine
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  • Publisher : One World
  • Book Code : 0593230582
  • Total of Pages : 624
  • Category : History
  • Members : 297
  • Pdf File: the-1619-project.pdf

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present. ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Washington Post, NPR, Esquire, Marie Claire, Electric Lit, Ms. magazine, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist In late August 1619, a ship arrived in the British colony of Virginia bearing a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa. Their arrival led to the barbaric and unprecedented system of American chattel slavery that would last for the next 250 years. This is sometimes referred to as the country’s original sin, but it is more than that: It is the source of so much that still defines the United States. The New York Times Magazine’s award-winning “1619 Project” issue reframed our understanding of American history by placing slavery and its continuing legacy at the center of our national narrative. This new book substantially expands on that work, weaving together eighteen essays that explore the legacy of slavery in present-day America with thirty-six poems and works of fiction that illuminate key moments of oppression, struggle, and resistance. The essays show how the inheritance of 1619 reaches into every part of contemporary American society, from politics, music, diet, traffic, and citizenship to capitalism, religion, and our democracy itself. This is a book that speaks directly to our current moment, contextualizing the systems of race and caste within which we operate today. It reveals long-glossed-over truths around our nation’s founding and construction—and the way that the legacy of slavery did not end with emancipation, but continues to shape contemporary American life. Featuring contributions from: Leslie Alexander • Michelle Alexander • Carol Anderson • Joshua Bennett • Reginald Dwayne Betts • Jamelle Bouie • Anthea Butler • Matthew Desmond • Rita Dove • Camille T. Dungy • Cornelius Eady • Eve L. Ewing • Nikky Finney • Vievee Francis • Yaa Gyasi • Forrest Hamer • Terrance Hayes • Kimberly Annece Henderson • Jeneen Interlandi • Honorée Fanonne Jeffers • Barry Jenkins • Tyehimba Jess • Martha S. Jones • Robert Jones, Jr. • A. Van Jordan • Ibram X. Kendi • Eddie Kendricks • Yusef Komunyakaa • Kevin M. Kruse • Kiese Laymon • Trymaine Lee • Jasmine Mans • Terry McMillan • Tiya Miles • Wesley Morris • Khalil Gibran Muhammad • Lynn Nottage • ZZ Packer • Gregory Pardlo • Darryl Pinckney • Claudia Rankine • Jason Reynolds • Dorothy Roberts • Sonia Sanchez • Tim Seibles • Evie Shockley • Clint Smith • Danez Smith • Patricia Smith • Tracy K. Smith • Bryan Stevenson • Nafissa Thompson-Spires • Natasha Trethewey • Linda Villarosa • Jesmyn Ward

Through the Eyes of a Slave - Written Accounts of American Slavery

By Various
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1528791185
  • Total of Pages : 756
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 827
  • Pdf File: through-the-eyes-of-a-slave-written-accounts-of-american-slavery.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“Through the Eyes of a Slave” contains a carefully-selected collection of famous, influential and moving American slave narratives from a variety of authors including Solomon Northup's “Twelve Years a Slave”, which was adapted into the 2013 blockbuster film of the same name. These compelling, inspirational, and often harrowing real-life stories offer a unique insight into the travails of slave life in nineteenth-century America, and are highly recommended for those with an interest in this dark chapter of American history. Contents include: “Thirty Years a Slave, by Louis Hughes”, “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass”, “Twelve Years a Slave, by Solomon Northup”, “Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom, by William Craft and Ellen Craft”, and “Twenty-Two Years a Slave, and Forty Years a Freeman, by Austin Steward”. Read & Co. History is proudly publishing this brand new collection of classic memoirs now for the enjoyment of a new generation of readers.

自由之心

By 索羅門.諾薩普 (Solomon Northup)
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : 遠流出版
  • Book Code : 9573273616
  • Total of Pages : 270
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 171
  • Pdf File: 自由之心.pdf

Book Short Summary:

「每翻一頁都是一次啟發,這本書就跟《安妮日記》一樣重要。」 ──《自由之心》電影導演史帝夫?麥昆? 同名電影 2014/03/14 全台上映,見證追求自由的勇氣? 宋睿祥?無國界醫師張鐵志?作家褚士瑩?作家魏德聖?導演──感動推薦? ◎繁體中文版首度問世? ◎美國亞馬遜網路書店暢銷排行榜? ◎華爾街日報暢銷書排行榜? 我不只想活著,我要自由的人生 我不會陷入絕望的深淵, 我會懷抱希望,直到自由來臨 命運之神總在人意想不到的時候,給予殘酷的試煉。索羅門?諾薩普原本是享有自由的公民,卻因為一個錯誤的決定,他被迫與家人分離,就此斷了聯繫,他也失去了自由,遭受奴役。索羅門的命運遭逢如此劇變,讓他見證人性中最惡劣不堪的一面,但也感受過高貴無私的人品節操,而一路支持著他的,除了對家人的愛,正是他對自由的信念與嚮往。? 索羅門在這12年間,除了身體遭到極大的痛苦折磨之外,他的心志也飽受考驗。希望就如同一把雙面刃,就在一切彷彿即將好轉的時候又忽而幻滅,索羅門必須和內心想要放棄的自己戰鬥,他知道一旦放棄希望,自由就會永遠離他而去;但是不放棄希望,殘酷的現實卻又一次次打擊著他,要他不再相信人性的美好,要他相信自己無法脫離這樣的命運。這場無聲的戰爭時時刻刻折磨著索羅門的意志,但是他說服自己,無論如何都要熬過去,唯有重獲自由,才能回到摯愛的家人身邊。? 將此書改編為電影的導演史蒂夫?麥昆本身即為非裔黑人,他一直想拍一部有關黑奴議題的電影,在他之前,從來沒有一位黑人導演觸及這個主題。他希望從另類角度構思情節,想拍一個自由人突然變成奴隸的故事,正在煩惱劇本的時候,他的太太告訴他,有一本回憶錄正是這樣的故事。史蒂夫?麥昆讀完索羅門?諾薩普的回憶錄,深受震撼,認為這本書就和《安妮日記》一樣重要,當下決定將這本回憶錄改編成電影。而同名電影《自由之心》於2013年多倫多影展首映之後,橫掃各大影展獎項,今年初拿下金球獎戲劇類最佳影片後,累積已經獲得超過100項大小獎項,更是奧斯卡金像獎呼聲最高的奪金強片。? 【關於電影】? 鬼才導演 史帝夫麥昆奇維托艾吉佛、麥克法斯賓達 主演金球獎戲劇類最佳影片影史上入圍獎項最多,超越《魔戒》紀錄奧斯卡金像獎9項入圍,呼聲最高? 橫掃2013各大影展獎項,至今已獲得超過100個大小獎項:? 多倫多影展觀眾票選大獎獨立精神獎金衛星獎紐約線上影評協會大獎美國演員工會大獎華盛頓影評人協會最佳影片波士頓影評人協會最佳影片美國電影協會年度10大佳片娛樂週刊年度10大佳片......

Twelve Years a Slave (With the Original Illustrations)

By Solomon Northup
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1627935983
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 765
  • Pdf File: twelve-years-a-slave.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Here is the harrowing true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man living in New York. He was kidnapped by unscrupulous slave hunters and sold into slavery where he endured

The Twelve Years a Slave Companion

By BookCaps
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  • Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
  • Book Code : 1621075524
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  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 172
  • Pdf File: the-twelve-years-a-slave-companion.pdf

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Twelve Years a Slave is the true story of a free man sold into slavery and kept in bondage for twelve years; though it is sometimes overlooked, it remains one of the most important true accounts of slavery ever written. This book is a companion to the influencial work. This book contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. It does not contain the actual book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

American Slavery As It Was - The Background Of Twelve Years A Slave

By Theodore Dwight Weld
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  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Book Code : 3849643786
  • Total of Pages : 702
  • Category : History
  • Members : 816
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Book Short Summary:

With the recent success of the movie and book "Twelve Years A Slave" in mind, this title, as the name imports, gives a true picture of the state of slavery in the United States in the first half of the 19th century. It had an important bearing on the great controversy upon this subject at the time it was published. The evidence which it contains is minutely circumstantial. A considerable portion of the book consists of the narratives of persons who have resided at the south, and witnessed the treatment of the slaves on the plantation with which they were conversant. With very few exceptions the name of the witness is given, and in the cases in which circumstances make it unsafe that he should be known, his character for integrity is vouched for by some responsible person. In some instances also, but those very few, the witness relates what was told him by persons on whose veracity he could rely. But the great mass of the evidence is original and from known and named witnesses. Please be advised that this book contains very explicit and detailed narratives that tell of torture, pain and cruelty.

12 Years a Slave

By Solomon Northup
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1626862788
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 156
  • Pdf File: 12-years-a-slave.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A testimony of personal strength and a telling portrait of American slavery in the pre-Civil War South. When Solomon Northup, born a free black man in Saratoga, New York, was offered a short-term job with a circus in Washington, D.C., in 1841, he jumped at the opportunity. But when he arrived, he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Louisiana. Finally, with the help of a Canadian abolitionist, he was rescued and reunited with his family in New York. In this memoir published in 1853, Northup tells the incredible story of his twelve years as a slave.

12 Years a Slave

By Northup
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  • Publisher : Graymalkin Media
  • Book Code : 1631680056
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : History
  • Members : 130
  • Pdf File: 12-years-a-slave.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This unforgettable memoir was the basis for the Academy Award nominated film 12 Years a Slave. This is the true story of Solomon Northup, who was born and raised as a freeman in New York. He lived the American dream, with a house and a loving family - a wife and two kids. Then one day he was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in the deep south. These are the true accounts of his twelve hard years as a slave - many believe this memoir is even more graphic and disturbing than the film. His extraordinary journey proves the resiliency of hope and the human spirit despite the most grueling and formidable of circumstances. Includes the original illustrations.