Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup

Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of 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. After you read Northrup’s account of the Separation of Eliza and her last child: Construct a thoughtful written response of approximately 1500 words or 3.5 pages with at least TWO quotes from Separation Eliza and Her Last Child. Use the following questions as a guide: Questions: • After reading the primary document, do you think slaveholders understood that they were dealing with human beings and sublimated those feelings, or did their denial of full humanity to African-Americans serve as the foundation of slavery in the Antebellum South? • Think of examples of both dehumanization and humanization presented in the reading. In what ways did the social relationships of the slave market dehumanize slaves?