About this book
A new edition of the eloquent and powerful memoir about one of the darkest periods in American history, published to tie in with a new film adaptation. The film will star Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Northrup was born free in New York, but was lured to Washington DC in 1841, drugged, beaten and sold into slavery for 12 years.
Solomon Northup is a free man, living in New York. Then he is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Drugged, beaten, given a new name and transported away from his wife and children to a Louisiana cotton plantation, Solomon will die if he reveals his true identity.