What is Northup's second new name? Why does Northup's name need to be changed? Why does this make it harder for Northup to be tracked
down and freed?
Northup's second slave name is Platt, Northup's name must be
changed because normal slaves did not have last names so to
make sure nobody questioned whether Northup was a slave, they had to change his name. Also, this made it harder for his family to find him because they wouldn't know to look for a slave named Platt, they'd look for someone named Northup or Solomon