Doce Años de Esclavitud / Twelve Years a Slave
ISBN: 8491052453
EAN13: 9788491052456
Language: Spanish
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 7.00" L x 5.00" W
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
Un libro tan importante como el Diario de Ana Frank , pero publicado casi cien a os antes. Steve McQueen Solo puedo hablar de la esclavitud en la medida en que la he observado yo mismo, en que la he conocido y experimentado en mi propia persona. El mejor testimonio sobre la poca m s sombr a de la historia estadounidense son las desgarradoras memorias de Solomon Northup, un afroamericano nacido como hombre libre en Nueva York. Las escribi despu s de haber pasado doce a os esclavizado en varias plantaciones de Luisiana. Corr a el a o 1841 cuando fue enga ado, secuestrado y vendido. Desapareci sin dejar rastro. Su relato es sobrecogedor y su punto de vista, inusual, pues Northup conoci de primera mano qu significaba ser un hombre libre y ser v ctima de la esclavitud. Su valioso libro ha perdurado por ser una cr nica sobre el mal y el lado oscuro del ser humano, pero nos lega asimismo un bello tratado acerca de la amistad y de la superaci n. Rese a: Esta historia es m s poderosa que cualquier obra de ficci n. Cincinnati Journal (1853) ENGLISH DESCRIPTIONThe harrowing true story that inspired the critically acclaimed film. The son of a freed slave, Solomon Northup lived the first thirty years of his life as a free man in upstate New York. In the spring of 1841, he was offered a job: a short-term, lucrative engagement as a violinist in a traveling circus. It was a trap. In Washington, DC, Northup was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery. He spent the next twelve years on plantations in Louisiana, enduring backbreaking labor, unimaginable violence, and inhumane treatment at the hands of cruel masters, until a kind stranger helped to win his release. His account of those years is a shocking, unforgettable portrait of America's most insidious historical institution as told by a man who experienced it firsthand. Published shortly after Harriet Beecher Stowe's abolitionist classic Uncle Tom's Cabin , Northup's memoir became a bestseller in 1853. With its eloquent depiction of life before and after bondage, Twelve Years a Slave was a unique and effective entry into the national debate over slavery.