Kidnapped into slavery in 1841, Northup spent 12 years in captivity. This autobiographical memoir represents an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society. "A moving, vital testament to one of slavery's 'many thousand gone' who retained his humanity in the bowels of degradation..." Saturday Review. 7 illustrations. Index.Northup, Solomon is the author of 'Twelve Years a Slave', published 2000 under ISBN 9780486411439 and ISBN 0486411435.