Northup, Solomon."Twelve Years a Slave. Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen ofNew-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841"
In this excerpt, Solomon Northup, a once enslaved African American, details his experiences in a New Orleans slave pen. "We were now conducted into a large room in the front part of the building to which the yard was attached, in order to be properly trained, before the admission of customers. The men were arranged on one side of the room, the women on the other. . . . During the day he exercised us in the art of "looking smart," and moving to our places with exact precision.
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František Kupka, illustration for Leconte de Lisle's tragedy Les Erinnyes, 1908
SEPERATION OF ELIZA AND HER LAST CHILD. Solomon Northup, b. 1808. From Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853.
HUV 15 (27-6) View from Memorial Hall Looking South, 1874