Twelve Years a Slave Setting

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Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs is located in upstate New York. Saratoga Springs is where Solomon Northup, his wife, Anne, and their three children reside. It is where they attempt to build a life, and is where Solomon is initially led away from to be kidnapped. Solomon is well-liked and well-respected in Saratoga Springs, and it is his friends who prevail upon Henry B. Northup over in Sandy Hill to take up the case for Solomon’s freedom.

Washington, DC

Washington, D.C. is where Solomon is initially pressed into slavery against his will. It is the location of William’s Slave Pen, where Solomon is kept by Burch. Washington, D.C., is located in a Southern, slave holding state. This is ironic since it is the capital of the United States of America. Solomon is taken out of Washington under cover of night and sold in the South. When...

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