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To plead our own cause : personal stories by today's slaves

Author: Kevin Bales; Zoe Trodd
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Boys strapped to carpet looms in India, women trafficked into sex slavery across Europe, children born into bondage in Mauritania, and migrants imprisoned at gunpoint in the United States are just a few of the many forms slavery takes in the twenty-first century. There are twenty-seven million slaves alive today, more than at any point in history, and they are found on every continent in the world except Antarctica.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
To plead our own cause.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)810310744
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Bales; Zoe Trodd
ISBN: 9780801445736 0801445736 9780801474385 0801474388
OCLC Number: 181602147
Description: x, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the long Juneteenth --
Sights and scenes : modern slave experiences --
Ain't I a woman? female slaves and the dynamics of gender --
The turning point : liberation from bondage --
Not yet realized : the problem of freedom --
The severed chain : freedom after bondage.
Responsibility: edited by Kevin Bales and Zoe Trodd.
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Contains 95 narratives by slaves and former slaves from around the globe that movingly and eloquently chronicle the horrors of contemporary slavery, the process of becoming free, and the challenges  Read more...

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"In this spellbinding volume Kevin Bales and Zoe Trodd resurrect the abolitionist tradition of enabling slaves to tell their own stories. The horror of these collected contemporary stories is Read more...

 
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