Narrative of Solomon Northup: Twelve Years a Slave: An African American Historical Narrative

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Solomon Northup, a resident of New York, was kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, sold into slavery, then rescued in 1853 from a cotton plantation near the Red River, in Louisiana. He spent 12 years as a slave, despite being a free man. This classic of American history sheds light on the practice of slavery and the life of slaves in the mid 19th century.

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This story of the abduction of a free Negro adult from the North and his enslavement in the South--provides a sensational element which cannot be matched in any of the dozens of narratives written by former slaves. 'Think of it: For thirty years a man, wit all man's hopes, fears and aspirations--with a wife and children to call him by the endearing names of husband and father--with a home, humble it may be, but still a home...then for twelve years a thing, a chattel personal, classed with mules and horses....Oh! it is horrible. It chills the blood to think that such are.'

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SOLOMON NORTHUP was born in 1808 and lived as a free man in Saratoga Springs, New York, with his wife and three children until his capture and enslavement in 1841. He was one of very few who were able to regain their freedom after being kidnapped and sold into slavery. After he returned to New York, he published his memoir and became an active abolitionist, lecturing throughout the Northeast about his experiences.

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