Five Thousand Years of Slavery

Five Thousand Years of Slavery

Marjorie Gann, Janet Willen

once they have been too impoverished to elevate their households, historical Sumerians offered their teenagers into bondage. Slave girls in Rome confronted unending family drudgery. The ninth-century Zanj have been transported from East Africa to paintings the salt marshes of Iraq. Cotton pickers labored below poor duress within the American South.

Ancient heritage? Tragically, no. In our time, slavery wears many faces. James Kofi Annan's mom and dad in Ghana offered him simply because they can no longer feed him. Beatrice Fernando needed to paintings virtually round the clock in Lebanon. Julia Gabriel was once trafficked from Arizona to the cucumber fields of South Carolina.

Five Thousand Years of Slavery presents the suspense and emotional engagement of an exceptional novel. it really is an outstanding source with its finished historic narrative, firsthand debts, maps, archival photographs, work and posters, an index, and proposals for additional interpreting. even more than a reference paintings, it's a marvelous exploration of the worst - and the simplest - in human society.

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