Solomon Northup. Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, a
Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued
in 1853, from a Cotton Plantation near the Red River... Auburn [N.Y.]:
Derby and Miller, 1853.
Northup’s first person account of his journey out of slavery utilizes
the most frequently employed elements of male slave narratives: a strong
and self-sufficient hero who overcomes numerous attempts on his life by
using his great physical strength.
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