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The Resource Solomon Northup's kindred : the kidnapping of free citizens before the Civil War, David Fiske

Solomon Northup's kindred : the kidnapping of free citizens before the Civil War, David Fiske

Label
Solomon Northup's kindred : the kidnapping of free citizens before the Civil War
Title
Solomon Northup's kindred
Title remainder
the kidnapping of free citizens before the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
David Fiske
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Kidnapping was a lucrative crime in antebellum America, and many American citizens--especially free blacks--were abducted for profit. This book reveals the untold stories of the captured. The story of Solomon Northup, subject of the Academy Award-winning best picture 12 Years a Slave, is representative of the deplorable treatment many African Americans experienced in the period leading up to the Civil War. This book examines antebellum kidnapping, delving into why and how it occurred, and illustrating the active role the U.S. government played in allowing it to continue. It presents case studies of dozens of victims' experiences that illustrate a grim and little-remembered chapter in American history. David Fiske's Solomon Northup's Kindred reveals the abhorrent conditions and greed that resulted in the kidnapping of American citizens. Factors like early fugitive slave laws, the invention of the cotton gin, the 1808 ban on importing slaves into the United States, and the Supreme Court's Dred Scott decision made these crimes highly profitable. Fiske sheds much-needed light on the practice of kidnapping, explaining how it was carried out, identifying conditions that allowed kidnappers to operate, and describing methods for combating the crime. He offers dozens of case studies along with documentation from across historical newspaper reports, anti-slavery literature, local history books, and academic publications to provide an accurate account of kidnapping crimes of the time." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fiske, David
Dewey number
973/.0496073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.18
LC item number
.F54 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Free African Americans
  • Kidnapping
  • Free African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Slavery
Label
Solomon Northup's kindred : the kidnapping of free citizens before the Civil War, David Fiske
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-164) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Factors that led to and enhanced the business of kidnapping -- The kidnappers and their methods -- Interaction of kidnappers and slave traders -- Ways kidnapping was fought -- How victims were kept enslaved -- Honest men, north and south -- Lessons for today -- Victims' case studies
Control code
ocn900016589
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 170 pages
Isbn
9781440836640
Lccn
2015037767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025727879
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o900016589
  • (OCoLC)900016589
Label
Solomon Northup's kindred : the kidnapping of free citizens before the Civil War, David Fiske
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-164) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Factors that led to and enhanced the business of kidnapping -- The kidnappers and their methods -- Interaction of kidnappers and slave traders -- Ways kidnapping was fought -- How victims were kept enslaved -- Honest men, north and south -- Lessons for today -- Victims' case studies
Control code
ocn900016589
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 170 pages
Isbn
9781440836640
Lccn
2015037767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025727879
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o900016589
  • (OCoLC)900016589

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