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Twelve Years A Slave (Illustrated)

By Solomon Northup
  • Book ID : 2765903190
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 300
  • Genre : History
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Twelve Years a Slave (1853) is a memoir and slave narrative by Solomon Northup, as told to and edited by David Wilson. Northup, a black man who was born free in New York, details his kidnapping in Washington, D.C. and subsequent sale into slavery. After having been kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana by various masters, Northup was able to write to friends and family in New York, who were in turn able to secure his release. Northup's account provides extensive details on the slave markets in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans and describes at length cotton and sugar cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana.

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  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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The official movie tie-in edition to the winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Lupita Nyong’o, and directed by Steve McQueen New York Times bestseller “I could not believe that I had never heard of this book. It felt as important as Anne Frank’s Diary, only published nearly a hundred years before. . . . The book blew [my] mind: the epic range, the details, the adventure, the horror, and the humanity. . . . I hope my film can play a part in drawing attention to this important book of courage. Solomon’s bravery and life deserve nothing less.” —Steve McQueen, director of 12 Years a Slave, from the Foreword Perhaps the best written of all the slave narratives, Twelve Years a Slave is a harrowing memoir about one of the darkest periods in American history. It recounts how Solomon Northup, born a free man in New York, was lured to Washington, D.C., in 1841 with the promise of fast money, then drugged and beaten and sold into slavery. He spent the next twelve years of his life in captivity on a Louisiana cotton plantation. After his rescue, Northup published this exceptionally vivid and detailed account of slave life. It became an immediate bestseller and today is recognized for its unusual insight and eloquence as one of the very few portraits of American slavery produced by someone as educated as Solomon Northup, or by someone with the dual perspective of having been both a free man and a slave.

Women Activists and Civil Rights Leaders in Auto/Biographical Literature and Films

By Delphine Letort,Benaouda Lebdai
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3319770810
  • Pages : 231
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 384
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This collective book offers new insight on the genres of biography and autobiography by examining the singular path of those deemed to be ‘outsiders’, such as Winnie Mandela, Ida B. Wells, Malcolm X and Harvey Milk. Its specific focus on these female leaders and civil rights activists, who refused to be constrained by gender, race and class, shifts attention away from the great men of history and places it solely on those who have transformed their personal lives into a fight for collective goals. With an interdisciplinary approach that looks at literature, cinema and cultural studies, Women Activists and Civil Rights Leaders in Auto/Biographical Literature and Cinema argues that life writing is a key source of artistic creativity and activism which enables us to take a fresh look at history.

12 Years a Slave

By Solomon Northup
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  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Isbn : 1551997339
  • Pages : 225
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 987
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One of the best and most enduring of the slave narratives, it is a frank, incisive depiction of slavery in the American south. Solomon was an African American born free in New York during the 19th century, but was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the south. Twelve Years a Slave paints a vivid picture of the horrid realities of slavery and the harrowing circumstances under which Northup was restored to freedom. It was recently adapted into a multi-Oscar winning film directed by Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael Fassbender, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade

By Ana Lucia Araujo
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1350010618
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 405
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Slavery and the Atlantic slave trade are among the most heinous crimes against humanity committed in the modern era. Yet, to this day no former slave society in the Americas has paid reparations to former slaves or their descendants. European countries have never compensated their former colonies in the Americas, whose wealth relied on slave labor, to a greater or lesser extent. Likewise, no African nation ever obtained any form of reparations for the Atlantic slave trade. Ana Lucia Araujo argues that these calls for reparations are not only not dead, but have a long and persevering history. She persuasively demonstrates that since the 18th century, enslaved and freed individuals started conceptualizing the idea of reparations in petitions, correspondences, pamphlets, public speeches, slave narratives, and judicial claims, written in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. In different periods, despite the legality of slavery, slaves and freed people were conscious of having been victims of a great injustice. This is the first book to offer a transnational narrative history of the financial, material, and symbolic reparations for slavery and the Atlantic slave trade. Drawing from the voices of various social actors who identified themselves as the victims of the Atlantic slave trade and slavery, Araujo illuminates the multiple dimensions of the demands of reparations, including the period of slavery, the emancipation era, the post-abolition period, and the present.

South Carolina Slave Narratives

By Federal Writers Project
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  • Publisher : Native American Book Publishers
  • Isbn : 1878592874
  • Pages : 800
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 214
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Book Summary:

Transcriptions of first-person accounts of slavery by former slaves, collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

Runaway Genres

By Yogita Goyal
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  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Isbn : 1479879126
  • Pages :
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 815
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Argues that the slave narrative is a new world literary genre In Runaway Genres, Yogita Goyal tracks the emergence of slavery as the defining template through which current forms of human rights abuses are understood. The post-black satire of Paul Beatty and Mat Johnson, modern slave narratives from Sudan to Sierra Leone, and the new Afropolitan diaspora of writers like Teju Cole and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie all are woven into Goyal’s argument for the slave narrative as a new world literary genre, exploring the full complexity of this new ethical globalism. From the humanitarian spectacles of Kony 2012 and #BringBackOurGirls through gothic literature, Runaway Genres unravels, for instance, how and why the African child soldier has now appeared as the afterlife of the Atlantic slave. Goyal argues that in order to fathom forms of freedom and bondage today—from unlawful detention to sex trafficking to the refugee crisis to genocide—we must turn to contemporary literature, which reveals how the literary forms used to tell these stories derive from the antebellum genre of the slave narrative. Exploring the ethics and aesthetics of globalism, the book presents alternative conceptions of human rights, showing that the revival and proliferation of slave narratives offers not just an occasion to revisit the Atlantic past, but also for re-narrating the global present. In reassessing these legacies and their ongoing relation to race and the human, Runaway Genres creates a new map with which to navigate contemporary black diaspora literature.

Slave Narratives

By United States. Work Projects Administration
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 261
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 731
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"Slave Narratives" by United States. Work Projects Administration. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

A Life in Chains

By Frederick Douglass,Harriet E. Wilson,Harriet Jacobs,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Mark Twain,Lydia Maria Child,William Wells Brown,Charles W. Chesnutt,James Weldon Johnson,Booker T. Washington
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 8405
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 357
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e-artnow presents the collection of the recorded testimonies of former slaves, memoirs, historical studies, reports of the life and laws in the south, legislation on civil rights, as well as popular fiction which unveiled the injustice and horrors of slavery to the masses:_x000D_ Slave Narratives_x000D_ Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass_x000D_ The Underground Railroad_x000D_ Harriet: The Moses of Her People_x000D_ 12 Years a Slave_x000D_ Life, Last Words and Dying Speech of Stephen Smith Who Was Executed for Burglary_x000D_ From the Darkness Cometh the Light_x000D_ Up From Slavery_x000D_ Willie Lynch Letter_x000D_ Confessions of Nat Turner_x000D_ Narrative of Sojourner Truth_x000D_ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl_x000D_ History of Mary Prince_x000D_ Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom_x000D_ Thirty Years a Slave_x000D_ The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano_x000D_ Behind The Scenes_x000D_ Father Henson's Story of His Own Life_x000D_ Fifty Years in Chains_x000D_ Twenty-Two Years a Slave and Forty Years a Freeman_x000D_ Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb_x000D_ Story of Mattie J. Jackson_x000D_ A Slave Girl's Story_x000D_ Narrative of the Life of Moses Grandy_x000D_ Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Who Escaped in a 3x2 Feet Box_x000D_ Memoir and Poems of Phillis Wheatley_x000D_ Buried Alive For a Quarter of a Century_x000D_ Historical Documents:_x000D_ Emancipation Proclamation (January 1, 1863)_x000D_ Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (1865)_x000D_ Civil Rights Act of 1866_x000D_ Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (1868)_x000D_ Reconstruction Acts (1867-1868)_x000D_ Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (1870)_x000D_ Studies: _x000D_ Captain Canot_x000D_ History of American Abolitionism_x000D_ Pictures of Slavery in Church and State_x000D_ Report on Charge of Aiding and Abetting in the Rescue of a Fugitive Slave_x000D_ Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases_x000D_ Duty of Disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act_x000D_ Pearl Incident_x000D_ Novels:_x000D_ Oroonoko_x000D_ Uncle Tom's Cabin_x000D_ Adventures of Huckleberry Finn_x000D_ Heroic Slave_x000D_ Slavery's Pleasant Homes_x000D_ Our Nig_x000D_ Clotelle_x000D_ Marrow of Tradition_x000D_ Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man_x000D_ A Fool's Errand_x000D_ Bricks Without Straw_x000D_ Imperium in Imperio_x000D_ The Hindered Hand

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

By Harriet Jacobs
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0191019798
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 203
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'The degradations, the wrongs, the vices, that grow out of slavery, are more than I can describe.' Harriet Jacobs was born a slave in the American South and went on to write one of the most extraordinary slave narratives. First published pseudonymously in 1861, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl describes Jacobs's treatment at the hands of her owners, her eventual escape to the North, and her perilous existence evading recapture as a fugitive slave. To save herself from sexual assault and protect her children she is forced to hide for seven years in a tiny attic space, suffering terrible psychological and physical pain. Written to expose the appalling treatment of slaves in the South and the racism of the free North, and to advance the abolitionist cause, Incidents is notable for its careful construction and literary effects. Jacobs's story of self-emancipation and a growing feminist consciousness is the tale of an individual and a searing indictment of slavery's inhumanity. This edition includes the short memoir by Jacobs's brother, John S. Jacobs, 'A True Tale of Slavery'. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained

By Oliver C. Speck
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Isbn : 1628926554
  • Pages : 328
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 287
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Django Unchained is certainly Quentin Tarantino's most commercially-successful film and is arguably also his most controversial. Fellow director Spike Lee has denounced the representation of race and slavery in the film, while many African American writers have defended the white auteur. The use of extremely graphic violence in the film, even by Tarantino's standards, at a time when gun control is being hotly debated, has sparked further controversy and has led to angry outbursts by the director himself. Moreover, Django Unchained has become a popular culture phenomenon, with t-shirts, highly contentious action figures, posters, and strong DVD/BluRay sales. The topic (slavery and revenge), the setting (a few years before the Civil War), the intentionally provocative generic roots (Spaghetti Western and Blaxploitation) and the many intertexts and references (to German and French culture) demand a thorough examination. Befitting such a complex film, the essays collected here represent a diverse group of scholars who examine Django Unchained from many perspectives.

Contemporary Perspectives on Religions in Africa and the African Diaspora

By Carolyn M. Jones Medine,Ibigbolade S. Aderibigbe,Hans D Seibel
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1137498056
  • Pages : 285
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 841
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Contemporary Perspectives on Religions in Africa and the African Diaspora explores African derived religions in a globalized world. The volume focuses on the continent, on African identity in globalization, and on African religion in cultural change.

Hollywood or History

By Scott L. Roberts,Charles J. Elfer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : IAP
  • Isbn : 1641133104
  • Pages : 295
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 117
  • File Pdf: hollywood-or-history.pdf

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Teaching and learning through Hollywood, or commercial, film productions is anything but a new approach and has been something of a mainstay in the classroom for nearly a century. Purposeful and effective instruction through film, however, is not problem-free and there are many challenges that accompany classroom applications of Hollywood motion pictures. In response to the problems and possibilities associated with teaching through film, we have collaboratively developed a collection of practical, classroom-ready lesson ideas that might bridge gaps between theory and practice and assist teachers endeavoring to make effective use of film in their classrooms. We believe that film can serve as a powerful tool in the social studies classroom and, where appropriately utilized, foster critical thinking and civic mindedness. The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) framework, represents a renewed and formalized emphasis on the perennial social studies goals of deep thinking, reading and writing. We believe that as teachers endeavor to digest and implement the platform in schools and classrooms across the country, the desire for access to structured strategies that lead to more active and rigorous investigation in the social studies classroom will grow increasingly acute. Our hope is that this edited book might play a small role in the larger project of supporting practitioners, specifically K-12 teachers of United States history, by offering a collection of classroom-ready tools based on the Hollywood or History? strategy and designed to foster historical inquiry through the careful use of historically themed motion pictures. The book consists of K-5 and 6-12 lesson plans addressing the following historical eras (Adapted from: UCLA, National Center for History in Schools).

The American Civil War in British Culture

By Nimrod Tal
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 113748926X
  • Pages : 219
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 812
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This book explores the continuous British fascination with the American Civil War from the 1870s to the present. Analysing the War's place in British political discourse, military writing, intellectual life and popular culture, it traces the sources of Britons' appeal to the American conflict and their use of its representations at home and abroad.

The Awakening and Other Stories

By Kate Chopin
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 168412350X
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 195
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A collection of transformative stories that emphasize women’s roles in society. The works of Kate Chopin were nearly forgotten for much of the twentieth century, but her popularity made a resurgence in the 1970s when readers and scholars turned their attention to early women’s literature. The Awakening, her best-known novel, is set in the Gulf Coast region around New Orleans, and is critically acclaimed for its style and for being ahead of its time in discussing important women’s issues. Also included in this volume are several of Chopin’s short stories, including “Désirée’s Baby” and “The Story of an Hour.”

Ama, a Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade

By Manu Herbstein
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  • Publisher : Moritz HERBSTEIN
  • Isbn : 150804080X
  • Pages : 766
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 671
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"I am a human being; I am a woman; I am a black woman; I am an African. Once I was free; then I was captured and became a slave; but inside me, here and here, I am still a free woman." During a period of four hundred years, European slave traders ferried some 12 million enslaved Africans across the Atlantic. In the Americas, teaching a slave to read and write was a criminal offense. When the last slaves gained their freedom in Brazil, barely a thousand of them were literate. Hardly any stories of the enslaved and transported Africans have survived. This novel is an attempt to recreate just one of those stories, one story of a possible 12 million or more.Lawrence Hill created another in The Book of Negroes (Someone Knows my Name in the U.S.) and, more recently, Yaa Gyasi has done the same in Homegoing. Ama occupies center stage throughout this novel. As the story opens, she is sixteen. Distant drums announce the death of her grandfather. Her family departs to attend the funeral, leaving her alone to tend her ailing baby brother. It is 1775. Asante has conquered its northern neighbor and exacted an annual tribute of 500 slaves. The ruler of Dagbon dispatches a raiding party into the lands of the neighboring Bekpokpam. They capture Ama. That night, her lover, Itsho, leads an attack on the raiders’ camp. The rescue bid fails. Sent to collect water from a stream, Ama comes across Itsho’s mangled corpse. For the rest of her life she will call upon his spirit in time of need. In Kumase, the Asante capital, Ama is given as a gift to the Queen-mother. When the adolescent monarch, Osei Kwame, conceives a passion for her, the regents dispatch her to the coast for sale to the Dutch at Elmina Castle. There the governor, Pieter de Bruyn, selects her as his concubine, dressing her in the elegant clothes of his late Dutch wife and instructing the obese chaplain to teach her to read and write English. De Bruyn plans to marry Ama and take her with him to Europe. He makes a last trip to the Dutch coastal outstations and returns infected with yellow fever. On his death, his successor rapes Ama and sends her back to the female dungeon. Traumatized, her mind goes blank. She comes to her senses in the canoe which takes her and other women out to the slave ship, The Love of Liberty. Before the ship leaves the coast of Africa, Ama instigates a slave rebellion. It fails and a brutal whipping leaves her blind in one eye. The ship is becalmed in mid-Atlantic. Then a fierce storm cripples it and drives it into the port of Salvador, capital of Brazil. Ama finds herself working in the fields and the mill on a sugar estate. She is absorbed into slave society and begins to adapt, learning Portuguese. Years pass. Ama is now totally blind. Clutching the cloth which is her only material link with Africa, she reminisces, dozes, falls asleep. A short epilogue brings the story up to date. The consequences of the slave trade and slavery are still with us. Brazilians of African descent remain entrenched in the lower reaches of society, enmeshed in poverty. “This is story telling on a grand scale,” writes Tony Simões da Silva. “In Ama, Herbstein creates a work of literature that celebrates the resilience of human beings while denouncing the inscrutable nature of their cruelty. By focusing on the brutalization of Ama's body, and on the psychological scars of her experiences, Herbstein dramatizes the collective trauma of slavery through the story of a single African woman. Ama echoes the views of writers, historians and philosophers of the African diaspora who have argued that the phenomenon of slavery is inextricable from the deepest foundations of contemporary western civilization.” Ama, a Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade, won the 2002 Commonwealth Writers Prize for the Best First Book.