Twelve Years a Slave is in the public domain; e-book versions can be downloaded from several sites and many reprints are still in print by multiple publishers.
- In 1968, historians Sue Eakin and Joseph Logsdon, both based in Louisiana, published an edited and annotated version of Northup's narrative. Updated and illustrated editions of this work have since been published, including an adaptation for younger readers.
- In 2012, David Fiske self-published the biography Solomon Northup: His Life Before and After Slavery. The book's Appendix C provides the publishing history for Twelve Years a Slave during the 19th century. The book was expanded and re-issued by Praeger in August 2013 as Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave, ISBN 978-1440829741, with co-authors Fiske, Clifford W. Brown, and Rachel Seligman.
Solomon Northup's Odyssey (1984), a PBS television film directed by Gordon Parks and starring Avery Brooks
12 Years a Slave (2013), a feature film directed by Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor
Twelve Years a Slave, narrated by Rob Board (LibriVox, 2013), available online for free
Twelve Years a Slave, narrated by Louis Gossett, Jr. (Eakin Films & Publishing, 2013)
Twelve Years a Slave, narrated by Richard Allen (Dreamscape Media, 2013)
Twelve Years a Slave, narrated by Hugh Quarshie (AudioGO, 2013)
Twelve Years a Slave, narrated by Sean Crisden (Tantor Audio, 2012)
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