Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years A Slave provides a compelling chronological narrative of Northup's entire life, from his birth in an isolated settlement in upstate New York to the activities he pursued after his release from slavery. This comprehensive biography of Solomon Northup picks up where earlier annotated editions of his narrative left off, presenting fascinating, previously unknown information about the author of the autobiographical Twelve Years A Slave. This book examines Northup's life as a slave and reveals details of his life after he regained his freedom, relating how he traveled around the Northeast giving public lectures, worked with an Underground Railroad agent in Vermont to help fugitive slaves reach freedom in Canada, and was connected with several theatrical productions based upon his experiences. The tale of Northup's life demonstrates how the victims of the American system of slavery were not just the slaves themselves, but any free person of coloraall of whom were potential kidnap victims, and whose lives were affected by that constant threat.Hence, for Ford he could immediately fill the role of artisan slave, handling just about any task at his lumber mill.61 He could raft Forda#39;s lumber ... carpentry work for Ford, 65 Tibaut66 and Epps;67 he made tools, plow beams, and wagon tongues for Epps, and repaired furniture for Mary ... He may have been similarly employed at Hawkinsa#39;s mill, or he may have worked in maintenance, but he does not say.
|Title||:||Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave|
|Author||:||David Fiske, Clifford W Brown Jr., Rachel Seligman|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2013-08-12|