TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE by Solomon Northup – FULL Audio Book | Greatest Audio Books 12 – YouTube

TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE by Solomon Northup – FULL Audio Book | Greatest Audio Books – Twelve Years a Slave (1853; sub-title: 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), by Solomon Northup as told to David Wilson, 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. After several editions in the 19th Century, the book fell into obscurity for nearly 100 years, until it was re-published in 1968 by historian Dr. Sue Eakin. (Summary from Wikipedia.org)
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Chapter listing and length:

01 – Chapter 1 — 00:16:27

02 – Chapter 2 — 00:17:59

03 – Chapter 3 — 00:22:41

04 – Chapter 4 — 00:16:53

05 – Chapter 5 — 00:20:19

06 – Chapter 6 — 00:17:27

07 – Chapter 7 — 00:23:59

08 – Chapter 8 — 00:18:37

09 – Chapter 9 — 00:19:46

10 – Chapter 10 — 00:23:06

11 – Chapter 11 — 00:24:08

12 – Chapter 12 — 00:21:31

13 – Chapter 13 — 00:23:50

14 – Chapter 14 — 00:25:49

15 – Chapter 15 — 00:22:23

16 – Chapter 16 — 00:19:41

17 – Chapter 17 — 00:20:12

18 – Chapter 18 — 00:18:19

19 – Chapter 19 — 00:23:11

20 – Chapter 20 — 00:13:52

21 – Chapter 21 — 00:30:59

22 – Chapter 22 — 00:18:34

23 – Appendix — 00:25:00

“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”
Total running time: 8:04:43
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6 thoughts on “TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE by Solomon Northup – FULL Audio Book | Greatest Audio Books 12 – YouTube”

  1. Reblogged this on idealisticrebel and commented:
    This is a movie that will be coming out soon. Racism is slavery but it also effects middle Eastern people, Asians, Mongols, Inuits, Native Americans. Racism happens without slavery. Slavery is rampant in the world in the 21st century.

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