Twelve Years a Slave: A True Story (Collins Classics)
Автор: Solomon Northup
Название: Twelve Years a Slave: A True Story (Collins Classics)
Классификация: ИНОСТРАННЫЕ ЯЗЫКИ , NON-FICTION , Биографии и мемуары
Круг читателей: широкий
Описание: Shocking first hand of one mans remarkable struggle for freedom; now excellent movie. Why didnt I die in my young years, before God gave me children to love and live? What misery and suffering, and Woe be prevented. I sighed freedom; but the fortress chain was around me, and could not be shaken off. 1841: Solomon Northup is a successful violinist, when he was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Taken with the family in the state of new York, without hope of ever seeing them again - and forced to work on cotton plantations of the deep South, he spends the next twelve years in captivity until his eventual escape in 1853. First published in 1853, this extraordinary true story became a powerful voice in the debate over slavery in the years before the Civil war. It is a truth of life the will of one mans courage and confidence in the face of unfathomable injustice and violence: its impact on the course of American history.