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Five Thousand Years of Slavery

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When they were too impoverished to raise their families, ancient Sumerians sold their children into bondage. Slave women in Rome faced never-ending household drudgery. The ninth-century Zanj were transported from East Africa to work the salt marshes of Iraq. Cotton pickers worked under terrible duress in the American South.

Ancient history? Tragically, no. In our time, slavery wears many faces. James Kofi Annan's parents in Ghana sold him because they could not feed him. Beatrice Fernando had to work almost around the clock in Lebanon. Julia Gabriel was trafficked from Arizona to the cucumber fields of South Carolina.

Five Thousand Years of Slavery provides the suspense and emotional engagement of a great novel. It is an excellent resource with its comprehensive historical narrative, firsthand accounts, maps, archival photos, paintings and posters, an index, and suggestions for further reading. Much more than a reference work, it is a brilliant exploration of the worst - and the best - in human society.

From the Hardcover edition.


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Publisher: Tundra

Kindle Book

  • Release date: February 21, 2012

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781770491519
  • Release date: February 21, 2012

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781770491519
  • File size: 11967 KB
  • Release date: February 21, 2012

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Kindle Book
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Levels

ATOS Level:8.5
Lexile® Measure:1150
Interest Level:6-12(MG+)
Text Difficulty:7-9

When they were too impoverished to raise their families, ancient Sumerians sold their children into bondage. Slave women in Rome faced never-ending household drudgery. The ninth-century Zanj were transported from East Africa to work the salt marshes of Iraq. Cotton pickers worked under terrible duress in the American South.

Ancient history? Tragically, no. In our time, slavery wears many faces. James Kofi Annan's parents in Ghana sold him because they could not feed him. Beatrice Fernando had to work almost around the clock in Lebanon. Julia Gabriel was trafficked from Arizona to the cucumber fields of South Carolina.

Five Thousand Years of Slavery provides the suspense and emotional engagement of a great novel. It is an excellent resource with its comprehensive historical narrative, firsthand accounts, maps, archival photos, paintings and posters, an index, and suggestions for further reading. Much more than a reference work, it is a brilliant exploration of the worst - and the best - in human society.

From the Hardcover edition.


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Tundra

    Kindle Book
    Release date: February 21, 2012

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781770491519
    Release date: February 21, 2012

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9781770491519
    File size: 11967 KB
    Release date: February 21, 2012

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 8.5
    Lexile® Measure: 1150
    Interest Level: 6-12(MG+)
    Text Difficulty: 7-9
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