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.

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?