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Solomon Northup Birthday Special!
Celebrate the 205th anniversary of Solomon Northup's birth with a limited-time discount on the purchase of the book, Solomon Northup: His Life Before and After Slavery (2012), by David Fiske.
The discount will be available through July 10, 2012.
Print copies of Solomon Northup: His Life Before and After Slavery can be purchased at 11% off the book's normal $11.99 list price.
With the discount, the price is only $10.67.
According to Solomon Northup's testimony during a hearing in July 1854 (related to the trial of the men who kidnapped him), he reached the age of 47 on the 10th day of that month. That would make his date of birth, July 10, 1807 (a year earlier than given in Twelve Years a Slave). There is other evidence that he was actually born in 1807, so somehow an error seems to have made its way into his narrative. But no matter: celebrate his birthday by saving on the purchase of Solomon Northup: His Life Before and After Slavery, by David Fiske.
Northup was a free black man living in Saratoga Springs, New York, when, in 1841, he was lured away from home and sold into slavery. He lived the life of a slave in Louisiana for nearly 12 years, until he was rescued and returned home. In 1853 he authored an autobiographical book, Twelve Years a Slave.
Fiske's book contains many interesting details of Northup's life, including accounts of lectures Northup gave following publication of his own book in the 1850s, information on his family members, and documentation of his work on the Underground Railroad.
Take advantage of this birthday discount by going to http://solomonnorthup.com and clicking on Solomon Northup Birthday Special.