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Solomon Northup's Kindred: The Kidnapping of Free Citizens before the Civil War (Hardback)
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Solomon Northup's Kindred: The Kidnapping of Free Citizens before the Civil War (Hardback)

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Hardback 170 Pages / Published: 18/01/2016
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Kidnapping was a lucrative crime in antebellum America, and many American citizens-especially free blacks-were abducted for profit. This book reveals the untold stories of the captured.


* Features portraits, sketches, and images of documents and newspaper articles related to kidnapping

* Identifies the numerous factors that led to the lucrative business of kidnapping

* Describes the physical and psychological subduing of victims

* Includes the perspectives of those who tried to help: educators, crusaders, rescuers, and cooperative slave owners

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440836640
Number of pages: 170
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 236 x 157 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The film 12 Years a Slave made Solomon Northup, a freeborn black from New York, a household name, but his horrific case was not unique. In Solomon Northup's Kindred: The Kidnapping of Free Citizens Before the Civil War, David Fiske reminds readers of similar cases and of discrimination against blacks in New York, where they were excluded from jury and militia duty and were required to own property in order to vote." - New York Times
"A thoroughly researched account of other free blacks who were also kidnappped and sold into slavery. These crimes were profitable before the Civil War and an example of how difficult it was for even free blacks to enjoy their liberty." - Albany Times Union

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