‘12 jaar slaaf’ is het aangrijpende relaas van Solomon Northup over zijn gevangenschap in een van de donkerste periodes uit de Amerikaanse geschiedenis. Northup, in 1808 als vrij man geboren in New York, wordt in 1841 ontvoerd en in het Zuiden verkocht als slaaf. Twaalf jaar lang werkt hij op plantages in Louisiana, vaak onder de meest wrede omstandigheden, altijd in de hoop zijn vrijheid terug te
Title
12 jaar slaaf
Other title
Twaalf jaar slaaf
Author
Solomon Northup
Author of introduction
Steve McQueen 1969- Bianca Stigter
Translator
Leen Van den Broucke Inge Kok Arjaan Van Nimwegen Thijs Van Nimwegen
Language
Dutch
Original language
English
Original title
Twelve years a slave
Publisher
Amsterdam: Atlas Contact, 2014
266 p. (ePub2, 5937907 bytes)
ISBN
9789025443610
CloudLibrary
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About Solomon Northup

Solomon Northup (born July 10, 1807 or 1808) was an American abolitionist and the primary author of the memoir Twelve Years a Slave. A free-born African American from New York, he was the son of a freed slave and a free woman of color. A farmer and a professional violinist, Northup had been a landowner in Hebron, New York. In 1841, he was offered a traveling musician's job and went to Washington, D.C. (where slavery was legal); there he was drugged, kidnapped, and sold as a slave. He was shipped to New Orleans, purchased by a planter, and held as a slave for 12 years in the Red River region of Louisiana, mostly in Avoyelles Parish. He remained a slave until he met a Canadian working on his plantation who helped get word to New York, where state law provided aid to free New York citizens who had been kidnapped and sold into slavery. His family and friends enlisted the aid of the Governor of New York, Washington Hunt, and Northup regained…Read more on Wikipedia