The differences between Northup’s response to separation from his children and Eliza’s response to separation from her children. Solomon Northup was and American because he was born in America as a free man in New York. He was a expert violinist and famous in New York at the time. When his family was on vacation some men asked him if he wanted to have a part in a circus. He said yes because he thought he would be back home before his family. When they got to their meeting place Northup was drudged him and sold him into slavery. They also robbed him of his papers that said he was a free man. When he was sold he kept telling his “master” that he was a free man, but the man just warned Northup to not talk about being a free man or he would be severely whipped. His family didn’t know where he went, because he didn’t leave a note. In his autobiography “Up From Slavery” he explained of how he could do nothing, but think of them all night long.
Eliza was a slave that had two children named Randell and Emily. Eliza and her children were on the same boat to the south that Eliza was. They were all separated through slavery. And to the question The differences between Northup’s response to separation from his children and Eliza’s response to separation from her children. Northup had to travel without his family which was more pain full than traveling with his which was what Eliza did. But Eliza’s family was separated and Northup knew that his was safe back home.
The autobiography’s of slaves that I have read in Ron Paul Curriculum this year all prove of how evil slavery was. If you read Northup’s autobiography you will understand the pain of slavery.