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  • File Size: 1607 KB
  • Print Length: 174 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: January 17, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00COQLZWA
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This book was fascinating. I never knew that free men were captured and sold in to slavery. A truly remarkable story that is worth reading
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One of the best bookd I"ve read this year. The author writes so well that at times you become Solomon & feel the pain, sorrow & jubilation throughout the story!
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This is a story every American should read. The story is almost too horrible to be true! The author took me right back to the event s with him as best as his use of the English language could convey. The author was obviously well educated and highly intelligent. He was careful not to display his education. He was also smart enough not to flaunt his knowledge. He did what he had to do to survive his captivity. The movie was good, but it is so much more vivid when you have read the book as well. This is an unfortunate lesson in American History, that all citizens should knowledgeable of; not for the sake of bitterness, but it happened, it was real, and our society is still recovering from the emotional scars of this horrible misjudgment of the character and integrity of the Americans of African descent.
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This book gives the reader great insight into slavery, the slave trade and the mindset of the southern plantation owners. Although many movies have been made and many books written, to read about this horrible time in our history from the perspective of a slave, once a free man, is mind boggling! It makes the reader involuntarily shake his head in wonder and feel embarrassed to be a citizen of a land that once treated humans worse than animals. One can only wonder in amazement at the ignorance of such men! Mr. Northrop endured 12 years of cruel and I humane treatment only to eventually be reunited with his family. His account leaves one to wonder how many free men were sold and died in slavery!
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This was the most fascinating untold story that I have ever read. Solomon Northup is very detail in describing the events and individuals who were a part of his journey. This is a must hear. I recommend hearing before seeing the movie. The slaves narratives are amazing in itself.
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This poor man, what a horrible thing to have happen to anyone. It was a terrible time for all African Americans. Slavery was as is sub human treatment. The book was so well written. One almost felt they were experiencing this awful experience.
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I can't wait to see the movie this weekend. Truly we come from strong people in Africa and today stand upon the shoulders of those who have suffered before us.
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This story is life changing. Count your blessing as they could be gone in an instant. Although this book is hard to follow at times it's well worth it!
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