This book should be better known:Solomon Northup
wrote this account of his kidnapping by con men, who lured him away from his home in Saratoga, New York, drugged him, and sold him in Washington D.C. into slavery. He lost 12 years of his life before being rescued and returned to his family.
Highly recommended: you will feel so outraged at times that you will want to reach back across the decades and do something to save him! An antidote to the "happy slaves" of Scarlett O'Hara, whom Northup did occasionally find, but they were a great exception: even while admitting that some slaves were "happy," he is not willing to compromise on the issue, as one can imagine!