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Solomon Northup

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Twelve Years a Slave Overview

"Twelve Years a Slave" is the autobiography by freeman Solomon Northup, who endured 12 years in captivity as a Louisiana slave. His firsthand account provides a glimpse of the evil institution of slavery, along with the strange circumstances that surrounded it. As such, Northup's story incorporates an unlikely intermingling among the themes of slavery, justice, and faith.

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