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Book Review of Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave
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Helpful Score: 4

Absolutely moving novel. This is the second unabridged replication of the first 1853 publishing. I hated that Solomon was a slave,but his words are so moving and this is such a haunting read. He was a citizen of New York, kidnapped in Washington City in 1841 and rescued in 1853 from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana. Excellent history. Very few personal accounts of American slavery were written by slaves with a similar history. Published first in 1853 this book found a ready audience almost immediately.