Purpose: Solomon Northups Twelve Years A Slave is arguably the most comprehensive and compelling account of life under antebellum slavery from the perspective of an enslaved Black man. His memoir provides a window to witness the horrors of the institution.
Skills: Improve reading comprehension, develop empathy. Practice writing concisely and summarizing information.
Knowledge: Understand the many dimensions of antebellum slavery as described from a first-hand account.
Answer the following questions. Aim to write three paragraphs (5-7 sentences each) per question. Aspire to be both comprehensive and concise.
Provide a synopsis of Twelve Years A Slave. How does it begin? What are key turning points in the story? How does it end?
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