Over the course of five lessons, students will analyze both primary and secondary source documents to gain an appreciation and understanding of Solomon Northup's kidnapping and his relentless efforts to regain his freedom. Northup's autobiography, Twelve Years a Slave, is one of the more acclaimed slave narratives in American history. These lessons complement the exhibition Purchased Lives: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade, 1808–1865, which was on view at THNOC in 2015.