Social Science Assignment | Personal Freedom of Slaves

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Social science (12 years a slave)1
Table of ContentsIntroduction.................................................................................................................................................3The means and impact of controlling and repressing personal freedom of slaves experienced by SolomonNorthup.......................................................................................................................................................3The existence of social control in the United States....................................................................................5Conclusion...................................................................................................................................................5Reference List.............................................................................................................................................62
IntroductionThe movie 12 years as a slave is based on a book, published in 19 th century, which is a narrationof the real life story of a person Solomon Northup who was a slave. Solomon Northup was ablack person, who born in America he wanted to go to Washington DC where by tricks he waskidnapped by someone and sold as slave.He was a literary and honored person and not get ridof this slavery. He was transferred to extreme south and could not contact directly to his familymembers. Human trafficking in this sector is highly notable according to (Du Bois and Burghardt80). It is a crime. In the life story about the excessive torture around this slavery has beendiscussed in the account of Solomon Northup. The life story has informed that he was slaving incotton and sugar cultivation and detailing the information on slavery among southern states. Allthese plantations had surrounded majorly in Louisiana.This book has got some references andinstances from Harriet Beecher Stowe’s renowned novel on slavery Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852).This novel has also founded bestseller like Uncle Tom’s Cabin as researched by (Feagin and Joe55). It had brief annotations on slavery on USA. This book was telecast on Television in the year1984 and it got Oscar in the year 2013.The means and impact of controlling and repressing personal freedom of slavesexperienced by Solomon NorthupSolomon Northup was actually a carpenter and violinist by profession. He was stayed atSaratoga, New York. He was a knowledgeable person on music. He was very highly skilled on it.One day he was approached by some circus owners. They got some tricks to finally trapped him.They offered him a high paying job. As he came to know about the money he did not look backand without informing his wife he went to the capital city of United State with those strangers.His wife also working on another town. As soon as he went to the capital city Washington D.C.he found himself imprisoned and getting intoxicated by drugs. He stayed in the cell with someother slaves trafficking from other states. When he announced himself as a free man he wasbeaten very badly. Finally he was shifted to the south state named New Orleans. He had triedrepeatedly to send message and gotconnected with his family members by sending letters withthe hand of some of his reliable sources but due to lack of out knowledge his family person couldnot able to rescue him. Thus in his journey of twelve years of slavery he was moving from oneowner to another. He was actually experienced a harsh reality of his life and endangered his lifealmost. He and his fellow friends had almost got punished for their any misconduct to the3
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