Solomon Northup Thesis

216 Words1 Page
Solomon Northup was kidnapped from his hometown in New York. He woke up in a slave pen where he was in Washington D.C. He found out he was no longer a free man. Questioning everything Northup asked, “could it be possible that I was thousands of miles from home—that I had been chained and beaten without mercy—that I was even herded with a drove of slaves, a slave myself? He had to accept that he was a slave. He was sold to Louisiana and he worked for twelve long years on a plantation. Northup was in drugged, beaten, and sold into slavery. According to historian Ira Berlin, Northup “joined the mass of black humanity—some one million in number—that was forcibly transported South to reconstruct the plantation economy on new ground, as the center
Open Document