Based on his autobiography this is the harrowing story of Slomon Northrup. Born a free black man in New York he was shipped to Louisiana and sold as a slave, where he remained for 12 years before securing his freedom. Mature content
Common Core Alignment:
RH.9-10.3. Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.
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