Memoirist of '12 Years a Slave' Is Subject of New Biography


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In 1841, Solomon Northup, a free black man living in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., fell for a fake job offer from two men who lured him to Washington, D.C., drugged him and beat him unconscious, then sold him into slavery in the South. 12 Years a Slave,...

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