Review: 12 Years a Slave

It’s difficult to imagine a more troubled historical era in American history than the mid 1800s when the Northern states had emancipated former black slaves as free citizens, while Southern states continued the heinous practice of slavery, albeit with the promise of “papers” granting freedom after a certain period of indentured servitude. Lesser known were the bands of slavers who would kidnap free blacks in the Northern states and ship them South, sold into slavery…Read More