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, in Louisiana
In particular interest to this anthology, Northup describes the food and diet allotted to slaves at that time, as well as the back breaking labor that was necessary on the plantations to grow their crops of sweet potatoes and corn. He notes the method of killing and preserving pigs, of cattle wandering through the swamps, and the vegetables that were reserved for the master's household. Northup also found himself working in a sugarcane field at one point, and he describes the constant toil involved in the production. His story offers the reader a glimpse into the real world of slavery and how food was produced.
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I saw this was going to be a movie and the movie looked interesting so I wanted to read the book first. If you are a historical novel fan this is a quick read. I did not really like the type it was ... Read full review
Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States - SOLOMON NORTHUP, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.........\m/ must read