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Five Thousand Years of Slavery

Gann, Marjorie (Book - 2011 )
Five Thousand Years of Slavery


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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.
Authors: Gann, Marjorie
Title: Five thousand years of slavery
Publisher: Toronto :, Tundra Books,, c2011
Characteristics: 168 p. :,ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Marjorie Gann and Janet Willen
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
The 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
The modern world
To be free
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.
Additional Contributors: Willen, Janet
ISBN: 9780887769146
0887769144
Branch Call Number: j 306.36209 G198f 2011
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