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12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup is a memoir of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped, sold into slavery and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana before the American Civil War. Northup s first-hand account of his twelve years of bondage proved a bombshell in the national political debate over slavery leading up to the Civil War, drawing endorsements from major Northern newspapers, antislavery organizations, and evangelical groups.

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JManInPhoenix says:

An Excellent Historical Narrative Everyone Should Read In an age when most history that is presented to the masses is whitewashed or made politically correct it is quite refreshing to read a historical narrative “warts and all” about a period in American History that many want to forget about or gloss over.

Haiyu says:

A painful, enraging read in American and Louisiana history This is the story of Solomon Northup, in his own words, a citizen of New York kidnapped in 1841 and taken to Louisiana as a slave, where he was found twelve years later on a cotton plantation near the Red River. It is a story that will break your heart as Solomon was torn away from his family for over a decade. According to a quote from 1853, when Solomon first published his memoirs, “Think of it: For thirty years a man, with all a man’s hopes, fears and aspirations–with a wife and…

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