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12 years a slave

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Alondra Morales

on 6 May 2014

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Transcript of 12 years a slave

1810
1863
1846
1841
2nd thing I learned in the book
People like Solomon Northup went through a really hard time when they tried to stand up for themselves.
" Three can't stand against a whole crew. The rest here are niggers, born and bred slaves. Niggers ain't got the stomach for a fight, not a damn one."
3rd thing I learned in the book
People threatened Solomon and other people because of their skin color.
"The law states that your liberties are undeniable? Because society deems it so? Laws change. Social systems crumble. Universal truths are constant. It is a fact, it is a plain fact that what is true and right is true and right for all. White and black alike."
Summary
In 1841, African-American violinist Solomon Northup is a free man, living with his wife and children in Saratoga Springs, New York. However Solomon is kidnapped and sold as a slave in New Orleans with the nickname Platt. Along twelve years, he works in the plantations and has abusive treatment of his masters.
Introduction
In 1841, Solomon Northup is a free African American man working as a violinist, who lives with his wife and two children in Saratoga Springs, New York. Two men offered him a two-week job as a musician if he'll travel to Washington D.C. with them, but once they get there they drug Northup and he wakes up in chains, about to be sold into slavery.
The theme is Solomon Northup went through a hard time when he grew up he had to face cruelty.
1st thing I learned in the book
People in life could be really difficult to deal with in the years Solomon Northup went through.
"The law says you have the right to hold a nigger, but begging the law's pardon it lies. Is everything right because the law allows it? Suppose they'd pass a law taking away your liberty and making you a slave?"
12 YEARS A SLAVE
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