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Twelve Years a Slave



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Author
Northup, Solomon
Descriptors
Abuse
African-Americans
Biography
Kidnapping
Nonfiction
Slavery
Location/Setting:
Louisiana
Time Period:
1840s
1850s
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Summary
Originally published in 1853, Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York, was offered good money if he joined a traveling circus playing his fiddle. Needing the extra money for his wife and three children, Solomon accepted the offer, was promptly drugged and then sold into slavery. He ended up in Louisiana serving a variety of masters. Some were very cruel. After many years, Solomon encounters an abolitionist, Mr. Bass, from Canada who makes contact with friends and family of Solomon. The path to freedom is finally set.
Critique
An alarming story of life as a slave from the perspective of a man born free, sold into slavery for twelve years and then set free again.
ISBN
9780143125419
  iBistro
# of Pages
240
Published
2013
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Reviewer's Initials: ED


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