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Twelve Years a Slave

on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 2:08pm

Read the memoir that inspired the Oscar winning film. Solomon Northup, a free resident of upstate New York, was kidnapped in 1841 and spent the next twelve years in slavery. The DigitalLibraryNJ copies have a long waiting list, but you can download it for free from the following sites: Project Gutenberg, Google Books, Internet Archive, University of North Carolina (browser version only).