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...subtitled Narrative of a Citizen of New York, Solomon Northup kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana... this is an autobiography of a man who experienced the above (and of course, we have probably now all heard of it as it was recently turned into a film). Northup writes with no holds barred, names the perpetrators of oppression and violence against him and others, and does not flinch from the despicable turn his life took, from being a free man in a prospering New York of the 1840s to kidnapped and enslaved.
This is a Penguin Classics edition from 2008 and it is in very good nick!
Paperback, 239 pp with an excellent index.
9780143106708