Review: 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

Review: 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

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Genres: Memoir, History 

Rating: 5 stars

12 Years a Slave is the deeply moving narrative of how Solomon Northup, born a free man in the state of New York, was kidnapped and sold on as a slave. Following Northup’s journey, readers are able to gain a better understanding of life in 19th century America, particularly for those who were constrained by the cruel and inhumane system of slavery. Read more