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Five thousand years of slavery / Marjorie Gann and Janet Willen.

Gann, Marjorie (Author). Willen, Janet (Added Author).

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Summary:

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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  • ISBN: 0887769144
  • ISBN: 9780887769146
  • Physical Description: 168 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Plattsburgh, N.Y. : Tundra Books, 2011.

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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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Slavery > History > Juvenile literature.

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