Black Life in the Balance: 12 Years a Slave

@article{Smith2014BlackLI,
  title={Black Life in the Balance: 12 Years a Slave},
  author={Valerie Smith},
  journal={American Literary History},
  year={2014},
  volume={26},
  pages={362 - 366}
}
  • Valerie Smith
  • Published 1 April 2014
  • History
  • American Literary History
In one of the most arresting sequences in 12 Years a Slave, Solomon Northup’s (Chiwetel Ejiofor) life hangs by a thread. A malicious white journeyman carpenter named John Tibeats (played by Paul Dano) criticizes the quality of Northup’s work on an outbuilding on his master’s plantation. Northup initially tries to defend the quality of his work; then realizing that he cannot reason with a man who is determined to assert his authority, he agrees to hang the clapboards again according to Tibeats’s… 
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  • See also Dennis Childs, “Slaves of the State: Cultures and Politics of Black Incarceration from the Chain Gang to the Penitentiary”
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