Letters to the Editor

Teaching Slavery History

Patricia Rosof, March 2014

I appreciated Robert Brent Toplin’s review of 12 Years a Slave (Perspectives on History, January 2014) and its analysis of the extent to which it draws upon Northrup’s writing. I would like to add that anyone seeking to use this in class look as well at Rita Dove’s heartbreaking short poem entitled “The Abduction.”

—Patricia Rosof

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