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The Resource Stolen into slavery : the true story of Solomon Northup, free black man, by Judy Fradin and Dennis Fradin

Stolen into slavery : the true story of Solomon Northup, free black man, by Judy Fradin and Dennis Fradin

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Stolen into slavery : the true story of Solomon Northup, free black man
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Stolen into slavery
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the true story of Solomon Northup, free black man
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by Judy Fradin and Dennis Fradin
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Language
eng
Summary
The true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man living in upstate New York, who was kidnapped in 1841 and spent 12 years as a slave on deadly Louisiana coastal plantations
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Carter G. Woodson Book Awards: Secondary Level, 2013.
Review
  • Gr 5 – 8 — Using a format similar to that of their 5000 Miles to Freedom (National Geographic, 2006), the Fradins tell the dramatic story of a free African American man from New York who was tricked, drugged, and sold into slavery in 1841. They draw upon Northup's 1853 memoir and their own research to describe his 12-year ordeal, from his fear and confusion when he awoke in a Washington, DC, slave market to his journey by ship to New Orleans to his brutal treatment at the hands of slave masters and overseers. The Fradins also discuss his ceaseless and often-dangerous efforts to prove his identity and reclaim his status as a free man and reunite with his wife and three children. The authors place his story into the context of antebellum America by examining how Northup's memoir affected the national debate about slavery. The text is supplemented with black-and-white reproductions of period documents and illustrations, modern location photos, and maps. This book will help readers understand the constant dangers that even free blacks faced, the brutality of slavery, and how the abolitionist movement used the accounts of escaped and freed slaves to shape public opinion. It offers much more detail than Mary Young and Gerald Horne's Testaments of Courage: Selections from Men's Slave Narratives (Watts, 1995), which includes a chapter on Northup.—Mary Mueller, formerly at Rolla Junior High School, MO --Mary Mueller (Reviewed April 1, 2012) (School Library Journal, vol 58, issue 04, p184)
  • Most readers know something about the Underground Railroad, when African Americans went from slavery to freedom, but this volume presents the opposite scenario: the enslavement of thousands of free Northern blacks. Solomon Northup was one of 400,000 free blacks living in the United States in 1841. He was living in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., with his wife and three children, when two white men offered him good money to play violin for the circus they represented. Solomon jumped at the chance and soon found himself captured, beaten and transported to Louisiana, where he suffered a 12-year odyssey as a slave. Brevity, the focus on one man's story and a lively prose style make this an unusually affecting and important narrative. All of the dialogue and many of the details come from Northup's own memoir, Twelve Years a Slave, published in 1853. Photographs, maps and reproductions of a bill of sale and various newspaper images complement the text. Unfortunately, sources are not always provided, as for a Frederick Douglass quotation on the final page, and the meager bibliography offers no sources for young readers, a shame since so many fine sources exist. An excellent and important introduction to a man who went from freedom to slavery and back again. (afterword, time line, online resources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14) (Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 2012)
Biography type
individual biography
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10083419
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DLC
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Fradin, Judith Bloom
Dewey number
  • 306.3/62092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
1060L
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Lexile
Interest level
MG+
LC call number
E444.N87
LC item number
F73 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 5
  • 8
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
7.1
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Fradin, Dennis B
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True
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Accelerated Reader AR
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  • Northup, Solomon
  • Northup, Solomon
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • Plantation life
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • Plantation life
  • Slavery
Target audience
adolescent
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the true story of Solomon Northup, free black man
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Stolen into slavery : the true story of Solomon Northup, free black man, by Judy Fradin and Dennis Fradin
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-116) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
"Well, my boy, how do you feel now?" -- "I wished for wings" -- "I will learn you your name!" -- Life is dear to every living thing -- "A song of peace" -- "If I ever catch you with a book" -- "I am here now a slave" -- "How can I end my days here?" -- "Solomon Northup is my name!" -- "I had been restored to happiness and liberty"
Control code
858373
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
120 pages
Isbn
9781426309380
Lccn
2011024664
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations, maps
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(Sirsi) i9781426309380
Label
Stolen into slavery : the true story of Solomon Northup, free black man, by Judy Fradin and Dennis Fradin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-116) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Well, my boy, how do you feel now?" -- "I wished for wings" -- "I will learn you your name!" -- Life is dear to every living thing -- "A song of peace" -- "If I ever catch you with a book" -- "I am here now a slave" -- "How can I end my days here?" -- "Solomon Northup is my name!" -- "I had been restored to happiness and liberty"
Control code
858373
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
120 pages
Isbn
9781426309380
Lccn
2011024664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781426309380

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