Slavery In The South Analysis

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The story takes place in the nineteenth century before the Civil War. The North mainly depended on the industry, while the South highly relied on the agricultural. The story was happened in the South, where a large number of slaves were needed as labors to maintain the plantation economy. Blacks were the “property” of whites and were often abused by the white slave owners. The black would be badly beaten or killed if they were caught running away.
Solomon Northup: A free black man who was kidnapped in 1841and sold into slavery in the South, who finally gained freedom after 12 years.
William Ford: The white man who bought Solomon Northup and viewed by Solomon as a fair and kind slave owner.
John M. Tibeats: A white carpenter who worked for
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