Steve Mcqueen's film focuses on the highlights of Northrup's twelve years. The biography becomes necessary reading for the following:
-Background information of Northrup's family & northern life
-Additional details of a slave's life & more in depth characterizations of Eliza, Patsy,
Tibeats, Ford, Epps, Bass, etc.
-A step-by- step process for Northrup's eventual return to the North
-Laws which allowed for Northrup's freedom, but acquittals of the men who originally kidnapped him
Read slowly to comprehend & digest the high level vocabulary & sophistication of Northrup's writing.