Please read the following source: Northup, Solomon. 12 Years a Slave. 1853. Vancouver: Engage Books, 2014.
Based on the above reading, answer the following questions. In your responses, include specific examples from the book. Write one paragraph, in your own words, in response to each question below.
1. Why did the slave traders lure Solomon Northup to Washington? Describe the risks that free African Americans faced in the mid-19th century, when this book was written.
2. How did the slave traders seek to destroy Northup’s identity as a free person? How did slave owners make it nearly impossible for an enslaved person to be found?
3. Describe the living and working conditions of slaves on Epp’s cotton plantation. (See chapter XII.)
4. What perils did slaves who attempted to escape face? (See chapter XVII.)
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