Adirondack Almanack: Solomon Northup, of Minerva, NY
Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog (what happened to Northup afterward)
CBS6 Albany (television interview)
New York History blog (my response to writers who question the authenticity of Northup's book)
Syracuse New Times, Northup's Southern Discomfort (Northup's connection to Syracuse)
The Canadian Press (article on Samuel Bass was picked up by many media outlets in Canada)
Omaha World Herald (Northup's grandson lived in Omaha)
Richmond Times Dispatch (Northup passed through Richmond, VA)
Virginia Pilot (Northup's daughter Margaret, and granddaughter Florence Stanton, in Norfolk VA area)
The Hill Country Observer did a feature article on my Solomon Northup research in its December issue (which is not available online).
An article I wrote on Rev. Daniel Webster Shaw, son of Harriet Shaw, for Oberlin Heritage Center blog.
I receive a brief mention at the end of this item in The Guardian, from the UK.
Sarah Churchwell credits my research on Northup in this item in The Guardian, from the UK.
The British Library posted a short item I wrote on a visit Tabbs Gross made to London. Gross and Solomon Northup reportedly worked on the Underground Railroad together.
Steve Zeitchik, of the Los Angeles Times, quotes me in this article about awareness of Northup in Saratoga Springs, NY
On February 5th, I was the guest on Jane E. Wilcox's online radio program. Listen here
I wrote this New York History Blog article on the practice of kidnapping in New York State (as happened to Northup).
I talked about Solomon Northup on the John Batchelor Show. It aired on February 20, 2014. Listen here (my part begins 19 minutes into the recording).
I'm included in this WAMC radio story on Solomon Northup that focuses on his time in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Heidi Kim calls the biography I co-authored the "best available text on Northup's life," in her book review in the Los Angeles Review of Books.
I appear briefly in this Sky News story, by Amanda Walker.
I am quoted in this article in the Albany Times Union: Saratoga Reflects on an Oscar Winner
My research on the two men who lured Northup from Saratoga Springs is discussed in this article in the Daily Gazette.
This Associated Press story discusses my efforts to discover how Northup died.
Report of a presentation on Northup at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York.
Article in MetroWest newspapers about Solomon Northup's appearances in Massachusetts following his rescue from slavery.
On March 28, I did a live interview on Bob Cudmore's radio program, The Historians, on WVTL-FM in Amsterdam, NY.
On March 30, an article in the Fitchburg Sentinel and Enterprise discussed my book in reference to Northup's presence in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
Article I wrote for the International Slavery Museum's blog, on how kidnapping was enabled in America.
Listen to me talk about 12 Years a Slave, Mrs. Northup and Justice on Lesley Gist's "Gist of Freedom" online radio program.
An article I wrote for the New York History Blog, on how a New York anti-kidnapping law, which allowed for the rescue of Solomon Northup, came about in 1840.
I am mentioned in this article, because I discovered that a diary held by the Swems Library had been kept by Solomon Northup's granddaughter, Florence Barber.
In this C-SPAN video, I give the basics of the Solomon Northup story.
In this New York History Blog article, I provide some informed speculation on Northup's ultimate fate.
Northup's family relocated to Glens Falls, New York, during the time that he was enslaved in Louisiana. I wrote this item for the Glens Falls Chronicle about the struggles and successes experienced by the family in the Glens Falls region.
I am quoted in this article about Northup's story, in the National Post
I was interviewed for this article in the Plattsburgh (NY) Press-Republican. I told about Eli Terry, a free black whose experience as a kidnapping victim was quite similar to that of Solomon Northup's. Tales of Slavery, Freedom
Full biography of Solomon Northup, Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave.
Information at Solomon Northup page
Solomon Northup was the most well-known kidnapping victim, but he was by no means the only one. The 2016 book, Solomon Northup's Kindred: The Kidnapping of Free Citizens before the Civil War, tells about many others who were kidnapped and sold into slavery. The book also provides historical background that explains why kidnappers were able to operate with relative ease.
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