Monthly Archives: November 2013

12 Years a Slave – My Thoughts

I finally had a chance to see to see 12 Years A Slave. Like many other scholars that have opined on the film, I have a generally favorable opinion of it. Director┬áSteve McQueen has made a reasonably faithful adaptation of … Continue reading

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Kidnapping Northern Blacks into Slavery during the Civil War

I confess I have yet to see 12 Years a Slave. It is not from a lack of interest. I long ago read Solomon Northup’s book on his kidnapping and enslavement, and I have seen the Avery Brook’s made-for-television adaptation,┬áSolomon … Continue reading

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