• “Twelve Years a Slave”: Analyzing Slave Narratives

    Created February 21, 2014
    Solomon Northup

    The corrupting influence of slavery on marriage and the family is a predominant theme in Solomon Northup’s narrative Twelve Years a Slave.  In this lesson, students are asked to identify and analyze narrative passages that provide evidence for how slavery undermined and perverted these social institutions. Northup collaborated with a white ghostwriter, David Wilson. Students will read the preface and identify and analyze statements Wilson makes to prove the narrative is true.

    Congress passes Indian Removal Act

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    May 26, 1830
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    President John Quincy Adams signs protective tariff (“tariff of abominations”)

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    May 19, 1828

    John Brown, abolitionist, born

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    May 9, 1800
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    Martin R. Delany African American abolitionist, doctor, and politician, born

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    Texas wins independence from Mexico

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    April 13, 1836

    President Andrew Jackson vetoes Bank Bill

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    American Statesman Henry Clay born

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    April 12, 1777

    Sam Houston born

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    March 2, 1793

    John Quincy Adams makes arguments in Amistad Case

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