slavery http://wrkf.org en THURSDAY: authors Prof. Walter Johnson and Dr. John La Puma http://wrkf.org/post/thursday-authors-prof-walter-johnson-and-dr-john-la-puma <p>Jim Engster speaks with Professor Walter Johnson, a leading historian, about the history of slavery in the French Quarter of New Orleans, and Dr. John La Puma discusses his latest health book "Refuel."</p><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:24:04 +0000 Jim Engster & jim 21937 at http://wrkf.org '12 Years A Slave': 160 Years Later, A Memoir Becomes A Movie http://wrkf.org/post/12-years-slave-160-years-later-memoir-becomes-movie Solomon Northup was born free in early-19th-century upstate New York. He lived the life of a respected and elegant musician until 1841, when he was lured South by the promise of a lucrative stint playing his fiddle in a traveling circus.<p>In Washington, D.C. — in the shadow of the Capitol — Northup was drugged. When he came to, he was in chains: a slave headed for the hellish world of plantation life. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 07:25:00 +0000 editor 17568 at http://wrkf.org '12 Years A Slave': 160 Years Later, A Memoir Becomes A Movie