Summary Of ' 12 Years A Slave ' By Solomon Northup Essay

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In 1853, 12 Years A Slave, was written by Solomon Northup; however, this book was published in 2014. Northup 's book was a true story about himself and how started out as a free man, but then got captured into slavery in Washington D.C. Solomon only gives us the truthful facts about his experience. As he was captured, he was leaving behind a wife and children. Throughout the book Solomon encounters multiple people, who also captured into slavery, especially women by the name of Eliza and Patsey. During his 12 years as a slave, he has survived as human property of several different slave masters. Throughout this essay I 'm going to talk about the events of Solomon 's slavery experience.
In the beginning, Northup started out in Saratoga, New York, which was a free slave state located in the North. He was trying to find a job to support his family in Washington D.C, but was captured and put into slavery in the deep south. The next morning he woke up in a cell held captive with chains tied to him. A man by the name of James H. Burch, who is partners with Theophilus Freeman, would beat Northup 's naked body because he would say the he was a free man from Saratoga. Northup had gotten multiple beatings until he couldn 't say that we was a free man. In William 's slave pen, he met Eliza, her daughter Emily, her son Randall, and other people. Later they were transferred to Mr. Goodin 's slave pen in Virginia where they met other black captives include Robert, who had the same…

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