为奴十二年Twelve Years a Slave Unabridged (mp3音频+mobi+epub+pdf+txt+docx) 8hrs
By: Solomon Northup
Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
Release date: 09-03-13
Twelve Years a Slave (Originally published in 1853 with the sub-title: "Narrative of Solomon Northup, a citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana") is the written work of Solomon Northup; a man who was born free, but was bound into slavery later in life. Northup's account describes the daily life of slaves in Bayou Beof, their diet, the relationship between the master and slave, the means that slave catchers used to recapture them and the ugly realities that slaves suffered. Northup's slave narrative is comparable to that of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Ann Jacobs or William Wells Brown, and there are many similarities. Scholars reference this work today; one example is Jesse Holland, who referred to him in an interview given on January 20, 2009 on Democracy Now!. He did so because Northup's extremely detailed description of Washington in 1841 helps the neuromancers understand the location of some slave markets, and is an important part of understanding that African slaves built many of the monuments in Washington, including the Capitol and part of the original Executive Mansion.
The book, which was originally published in 1853, tells the story of how two men approached him under the guise of circus promoters who were interested in his violin skills. They offered him a generous but fair amount of money to work for their circus, and then offered to put him up in a hotel in Washington D.C. Upon arriving there he was drugged, bound, and moved to a slave pen in the city owned by a man named James Burch, which was located in the Yellow House, which was one of several sites where African Americans were sold on the National Mall in DC. Another was Robey's Tavern; these slave markets were located between what are now the Department of Education and the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, within view of the Capitol, according to researcher Jesse Holland, and Northup's own account. Burch would coerce Northup into making up a new past for himself, one in which he had been born as a slave in Georgia. Burch told Northup that if he were ever to reveal his true past to another person he would be killed. When Northup continually asserts that he is a freeman of New York, Burch violently whips him until the paddle breaks and Rathburn insists on Burch to stop.
Northup mentions different kind of owners that Northup had throughout his 12 years as a slave in Louisiana, and how he suffered severely under them: being forced to eat the meager slave diet, live on the dirt floor of a slave cabin, endure numerous beatings, being attacked with an axe, whippings and unimaginable emotional pain from being in such a state. One temporary master he was leased to was named Tibbeats; the man tried to kill him with an axe, but Northup ended up whipping him instead. Finally the book discusses how Northup eventually ended up winning back his freedom. A white carpenter from Canada named Samuel Bass arrived to do some work for Northup's current owner, and after conversing with him, Northup realized that Bass was quite different from the other white men he had met in the south; he said he stood out because he was openly laughed at for opposing the sub-human arguments slavery was based on. It was to Bass that Northup finally confided his story, and ultimately Bass would deliver the letters back to Northup's wife that would start the legal process of earning him his freedom back. This was no small matter, for if they had been caught, it could easily have resulted in their death, as Northup says.
书籍中文简介(Translated by 百度翻译)：
旁白：Peter Jay Fernandez
十二年的奴隶（最初发表于1853的子标题：“叙事的Solomon Northup，一个纽约人，在华盛顿被绑架的1841个城市，并救出1853，从棉花种植园附近的红河路易斯安那”）是Solomon Northup的作品；人是生而自由的，但注定为奴隶，在以后的生活中。诺萨普的描述对河口有，奴隶的日常生活饮食，主人和奴隶之间的关系，以夺回他们的奴隶，奴隶者遭遇的丑陋现实的手段。诺萨普的奴隶叙事相媲美的弗雷德里克·道格拉斯，Harriet Ann Jacobs还是William Wells Brown，都有很多的相似之处。学者们今天提到了这项工作，其中一个例子就是Jesse Holland，他在2009年1月20日关于民主的采访中提到了他！他这样做是因为在1841华盛顿普极为详细的描述有助于neuromancers了解一些奴隶市场的位置，并了解非洲奴隶建造了华盛顿的许多古迹的重要组成部分，包括国会和原行政大楼的一部分。
这本书最初是在1853出版的，讲述了两个男人在马戏团的支持者的幌子下走近他的情景，他们对他的小提琴技巧很感兴趣。他们给他提供了一份慷慨但公平为马戏团工作的钱数，然后让他在华盛顿哥伦比亚特区一家酒店抵达后他被麻醉，束缚，和走在城市的一个叫James Burch的人拥有一笔奴，坐落在黄家，这是一个几个地方的非裔美国人在DC的国家广场上卖。另一个是罗比的酒馆；这些奴隶市场位于现在的教育部和国家航空航天博物馆，国会山的视野内，根据研究员Jesse Holland，并发现自己的帐户。伯奇会要挟并为制定一个新的过去的自己，一个是他出生在格鲁吉亚一个奴隶。Burch told Northup that if he were ever to reveal his true past to another person he would be killed. 当系统不断地说他是一个自由的纽约，猛烈地鞭打他直到Burch桨断裂和Rathburn坚持Burch停止。