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Solomon Northup

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Twelve Years a Slave Summary

“Twelve Years a Slave” is the autobiographical account of Solomon Northup’s years spent as a slave in Louisiana. Solomon Northup is born a free man in upstate New York in July of 1808. There, he aspires to work and raise a family as any ordinary American might do. While looking for work, his skills as a violinist are sought by two white men, who later arrange for Solomon to be kidnapped and sold...

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