Analysis Of ' 12 Years A Slave ' By David Wilson Essay

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The focus behind 12 Years a Slave, was to tell the truth of how slavery was for Solomon Northups’ first account store of once being a free man in the North and one day everything changing when he was kidnapped and traded to the African slave trade in the South. Solomon story and evidence he provided took a toll on the entire system in the South. These were first-hand accounts so how could be people call Soloman a liar if they were not there. The book was also edited by David Wilson a white publisher, so if Solomon was accused of lying about what happen, David would also have to be lying. People criticized the book on how the accusations that were made against one of the slave owners of the South could not be true because of the cruelness and brutal attacks he received from his matter. However, during the time with was publicized was a critical time period to get it done because it opened the eyes of many others.
Solomon Northup was born into freedom and lived as a free black man. He had his own house, wife and kids. He was kidnapped and sent to the south, were he was forced into slavery even though he was once a free man in the north. Throughout the days and years he spent as a slave, Solomon struggles with day to day slave life and demands he be freed because even though he does not have the free black man papers. Twelve years past and Solomon had got a letter sent to his free master in the north, once his master received it he immediately sent for Solomon. When he returned…

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