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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:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
To plead our own cause.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007049029
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Bales; Zoe Trodd
ISBN: 9780801458323 0801458323 0801445736 9780801445736
OCLC Number: 726824233
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 260 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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.


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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"If anyone thinks slavery is a horror buried long in the past or barbarism that always happens 'somewhere else,' this collection of narratives will puncture both of those as myths. Kevin Bales and Read more...

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