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Five thousand years of slavery

Author: Marjorie Gann; Janet Willen
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the practice of slavery throughout the millennia, drawing on historical narratives, personal accounts, and visual sources to cover such examples as the ancient Sumerian practice of selling impoverished children into bondage and the oppression of ninth-century Zanj salt marsh workers.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
1150L
Juvenile literature
Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marjorie Gann; Janet Willen
ISBN: 9780887769146 0887769144
OCLC Number: 445232074
Awards: Winner of Nautilus Award (Jr.Hi/Teen Nonfiction) 2012
Commended for IndieFab awards (Young Adult Nonfiction) 2011
Description: 168 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm
Contents: To be a slave --
Kings, pharaohs, and prophets: the Ancient Near East --
Rebellion and revenge: Ancient Greece and Rome --
Saints and Vikings: Europe in the Middle Ages --
In the realm of the Qurʹan: slavery under Islam --
Caravans, canoes, and captives: Africa --
Explorers, laborers, warriors, chiefs: the Americas --
Treacherous triangle: South America and the Caribbean --
"The monster is dead!": British abolition --
In the land of liberty: North America --
Civil war, civil rights: The United States --
Blackbirders, coolies, and slave girls: Asia and the Southern Pacific --
Slavery is not history --
Modern world --
To be free.
Other Titles: Slavery
Responsibility: Marjorie Gann and Janet Willen.
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Traces the practice of slavery throughout the millennia, drawing on historical narratives, personal accounts, and visual sources to cover such examples as the ancient Sumerian practice of selling impoverished children into bondage and the oppression of ninth-century Zanj salt marsh workers.

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