Twelve 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. He provided details of slave markets in Washington, DC, as well as describing at length cotton cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana.
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12Years a Slave
Again I write: This engrossing book certainly enlightened me to the atrocities of slavery in America's history. Written by an obviously intelligent mind of the tenacious Solomon Northrup, it is high on my shelf of best books ever.
Excellent!! A must read!
Twelve years a slave
This story was a perfect reflection of life's twists and turns. We live and learn!