Survivors of Slavery: Modern-Day Slave Narratives

Survivors of Slavery: Modern-Day Slave Narratives

Laura T. Murphy


Slavery isn't really against the law restricted to the a long way reaches of historical past. it really is an injustice that keeps to entrap twenty-seven million humans around the globe. Laura Murphy bargains with regards to 40 survivor narratives from Cambodia, Ghana, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mexico, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine, and the U.S., detailing the horrors of a process that forces humans to paintings with out pay and opposed to their will, less than the specter of violence, with very little technique of break out. Representing quite a few conditions in various contexts, those survivors are the Frederick Douglasses, Sojourner Truths, and Olaudah Equianos of our time, attesting to the common life of a human rights tragedy and the pressing have to handle it.

Through storytelling and firsthand testimony, this anthology shapes a twenty-first-century narrative that many think died with the tip of slavery within the Americas. geared up round such concerns because the desire for paintings, the punishment of defiance, and the movement towards activism, the gathering isolates the motives, mechanisms, and responses to slavery that permit the phenomenon to undergo. improving scholarship in women's reports, sociology, criminology, legislations, social paintings, and literary reports, the textual content establishes a typical trajectory of vulnerability, enslavement, captivity, break out, and restoration, developing a useful source for activists, students, legislators, and repair providers.

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