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.

Collection History

This digital compilation was developed in support of the NYPL website, "The African American Migration Experience," a sweeping 500-year historical narrative from the transatlantic slave trade to the Western migration, the colonization movement, the Great Migration, and the contemporary immigration of Caribbeans, Haitians, and sub-Saharan Africans.

Related Resources

NYPL. "In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience."(2005) <>

Collection Data

Northup, Solomon (b. 1808) (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1853
Publisher: Auburn, Derby and Miller; Buffalo, Derby, Orton and Mulligan
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc Rare 326.92-N (Northup, S. Twelve years a slave)
Slave trade -- United States
Slavery -- United States
Northup, Solomon, b. 1808
Physical Description
Extent: Xvi, [17]-336 p. front., pl. 20 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11664103
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e1f4fb90-c61f-012f-768e-58d385a7bc34
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