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

By David Fiske
  • ISBN Code: : 1440836655
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Pages : 170
  • Category : History
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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

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