Enslaved True Stories of Modern Day Slavery

Enslaved  True Stories of Modern Day Slavery Author Jesse Sage
ISBN-10 9781250083104
Year 2015-04-28
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Press
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Today, millions of people are being held in slavery around the world. From poverty-stricken countries to affluent American suburbs, slaves toil as sweatshop workers, sex slaves, migrant workers, and domestic servants. With exposés by seven former slaves--as well as one slaveholder--from Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States, this groundbreaking collection of harrowing first-hand accounts reveals how slavery continues to thrive in the twenty-first century. From the memoirs of Micheline, a Haitian girl coerced into domestic work in Connecticut, to the confessions of Abdel Nasser, a Mauritanian master turned abolitionist, these stories heighten awareness of a global human rights crisis that can no longer be ignored.

Enslaved

Enslaved Author Virginia Henley
ISBN-10 9780307567475
Year 2009-07-22
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Island Books
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Where are all the real men? she wondered... For Lady Diana Davenport, they existed only in her books and dreams. There she could lose herself, becoming the licentious Diana, goddess of the hunt--far from the rigid restraints of eighteenth-century London, where she was courted by fops and fools. That is, until she tried on an authentic Roman helmet in an antiques store and was catapulted back in time, landing in Marcus Magnus's arms. This was no dream! She was lost in Aquae Sulis, the city she knew as Bath, prisoner of a Roman general who accused the violet-eyed beauty of being a Druid spy--and then made her his slave! "COME TO ME." His words were soft, imperious, charged with danger and desire. Marcus Magnus was powerful, arrogant, and infuriating. A real man. And now Lady Diana was his slave, hostage to his will, vowing to fight him to the end--with every seductive weapon she possessed.... Virginia Henley is the author of eight romances published by Dell, including the New York Times bestsellers Seduced and Desired. She divides her time between Ontario, Canada, and St. Petersburg, Florida. From the Paperback edition.

Enslaved

Enslaved Author Elisabeth Naughton
ISBN-10 9781402262173
Year 2012-11-06
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc.
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USA Today Bestseller! "Do not miss this series."—New York Times bestselling author Larissa Ione GRYPHON—Honorable, loyal, dependable...tainted. He was the ultimate warrior before imprisonment in the Underworld changed him in ways he can't ignore. She calls to him. Come to me. You can't resist. But Gryphon will not allow himself to be ruled by the insidious whispers in his head. And there's only one way to stop them: kill Atalanta, the goddess who enslaved him. But with so much darkness inside, he can't be sure what's real anymore. Even the Eternal Guardians, those who protect the human realms and the gods, want to exile him. Finding Malea is like a miracle. Somehow he doesn't feel the pull of the dark when she's near. And he's determined to keep her as near as possible, whether she wants him close or not. But she's a temptation that will test every bit of control he has left. One that may ultimately have the power to send him back to the Underworld...or free him from his chains for good. Praise for Elisabeth Naughton: "Entertaining and smoldering."—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review for Tempted "The sensuality of Sherrilyn Kenyon and the intensity of Patricia Briggs."—New York Times bestselling author Angie Fox

Enslaved

Enslaved Author Rahila Gupta
ISBN-10 9781846275401
Year 2013-04-04
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Portobello Books
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Slavery in Britain did not end with William Wilberforce at the beginning of the nineteenth century. They may be largely invisible to us, but living in our midst are thousands of slaves. Rahila Gupta seeks out five escapees and persuades them to tell us their stories in this compelling book. We meet a pregnant child from Sierra Leone who was locked up in a London house as a domestic slave; a Russian teenager trafficked into prostitution; a Chinese man who lives in fear of the Triads; a religious Somali woman who had to exchange sex for food; and a young Punjabi woman forced into marriage and repeatedly abused by her husband. These are the stories of those who have escaped, through a combination of courage, timing, luck and the humanity of those who helped them. Their testimonies are harrowing but they need to be heard.

Enslaved by Ducks

Enslaved by Ducks Author Bob Tarte
ISBN-10 9781565127302
Year 2004-10-01
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Algonquin Books
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The book that Entertainment Weekly called "hilarious," Publishers Weekly declared "a true pleasure," Booklist called "heartwarming," and the Dallas Morning News praised as "rich and funny" is now available in paperback. When Bob Tarte bought a house in rural Michigan, he was counting on a tranquil haven. Then Bob married Linda. She wanted a rabbit, which seemed innocuous enough until the bunny chewed through their electrical wiring. And that was just the beginning. Before long, Bob found himself constructing cages, buying feed, clearing duck waste, and spoon-feeding a menagerie of furry and feathery residents. His life of quiet serenity vanished, and he unwittingly became a servant to a relentlessly demanding family. "They dumbfounded him, controlled and teased him, took their share of his flesh, stole his heart" (Kirkus Reviews). Whether commiserating with Bob over the fate of those who are slaves to their animals or regarding his story as a cautionary tale about the rigors of animal ownership, readers on both sides of the fence have found Tarte's story of his chaotic squawking household irresistible--and irresistibly funny.

For the Health of the Enslaved

For the Health of the Enslaved Author Niklas Thode Jensen
ISBN-10 9788763531719
Year 2012
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Museum Tusculanum Press
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With the abolition of the Danish slave trade in the early nineteenth century, slave health had become a central concern in the Danish West Indies. Plantation owners and colonial administrators were no longer able to replace a population decimated by high mortality rates with slaves from Africa. On this background, the author offers a comprehensive look at the health conditions of the enslaved workers and the health care policies initiated by planters and the colonial government. The investigations reveal that in a comparative Caribbean perspective, Danish West Indian health policies were often quite unique and efficient, but also that the health of the enslaved fuelled an ongoing power struggle between planters, administrators, and the enslaved in the waning years of human bondage in the New World.

Courtship and Love Among the Enslaved in North Carolina

Courtship and Love Among the Enslaved in North Carolina Author Rebecca J. Fraser
ISBN-10 1604733128
Year 2007
Pages 148
Language en
Publisher Univ. Press of Mississippi
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Through an examination of various couples who were forced to live in slavery, Rebecca J. Fraser argues that slaves found ways to conduct successful courting relationships. In its focus on the processes of courtship among the enslaved, this study offers further insight into the meanings that structured intimate lives. Establishing their courtships, often across plantations, the enslaved men and women of antebellum North Carolina worked within and around the slave system to create and maintain meaningful personal relationships that were both of and apart from the world of the plantation. They claimed the right to participate in the social events of courtship and, in the process, challenged and disrupted the southern social order in discreet and covert acts of defiance. Informed by feminist conceptions of gender, sexuality, power, and resistance, the study argues that the courting relationship afforded the enslaved a significant social space through which they could cultivate alternative identities to those which were imposed upon them in the context of their daily working lives. Rebecca J. Fraser is lecturer in American studies at the University of East Anglia. Her essays have appeared in Journal of Southern History and Slavery and Abolition.

The Price for Their Pound of Flesh

The Price for Their Pound of Flesh Author Daina Ramey Berry
ISBN-10 9780807047620
Year 2017-01-24
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Beacon Press
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Groundbreaking look at slaves as commodities through every phase of life, from birth to death and beyond, in early America In life and in death, slaves were commodities, their monetary value assigned based on their age, gender, health, and the demands of the market. The Price for Their Pound of Flesh is the first book to explore the economic value of enslaved people through every phase of their lives--including preconception, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, the senior years, and death--in the early American domestic slave trade. Covering the full "life cycle," historian Daina Ramey Berry shows the lengths to which enslavers would go to maximize profits and protect their investments. Illuminating "ghost values" or the prices placed on dead enslaved people, Berry explores the little-known domestic cadaver trade and traces the illicit sales of dead bodies to medical schools. This book is the culmination of more than ten years of Berry's exhaustive research on enslaved values, drawing on data unearthed from sources such as slave-trading records, insurance policies, cemetery records, and life insurance policies. Writing with sensitivity and depth, she resurrects the voices of the enslaved and provides a rare window into enslaved peoples' experiences and thoughts, revealing how enslaved people recalled and responded to being appraised, bartered, and sold throughout the course of their lives. Reaching out from these pages, they compel the reader to bear witness to their stories, to see them as human beings, not merely commodities. A profoundly humane look at an inhumane institution, The Price for Their Pound of Flesh will have a major impact how we think about slavery, reparations, capitalism, nineteenth-century medical education, and the value of life and death.

Servants of Allah

Servants of Allah Author Sylviane A. Diouf
ISBN-10 0814719058
Year 1998-11-01
Pages 254
Language en
Publisher NYU Press
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Servants of Allah presents a history of African Muslims, following them from West Africa to the Americas. Although many assume that what Muslim faith they brought with them to the Americas was quickly absorbed into the new Christian milieu, as Sylviane A. Diouf demonstrates in this meticulously-researched, ground-breaking volume, Islam flourished during slavery on a large scale. She details how, even while enslaved, many Muslims managed to follow most of the precepts of their religion. Literate, urban, and well-travelled, they drew on their organization, solidarity and the strength of their beliefs to play a major part in the most well-known slave uprisings. But for all their accomplishments and contributions to the history and cultures of the African Diaspora, the Muslims have been largely ignored. Servants of Allah--a Choice 1999 Outstanding Academic Title--illuminates the role of Islam in the lives of both individual practitioners and communities, and shows that though the religion did not survive in the Americas in its orthodox form, its mark can be found in certain religions, traditions, and artistic creations of people of African descent. Sylviane A. Diouf is an award-winning historian specializing in the history of the African Diaspora, African Muslims, the slave trade and slavery. She is the author of Slavery's Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons (NYU Press 2013) and Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America, and the editor of Fighting The Slave Trade: West African Strategies.

Enslaved

Enslaved Author Shoshanna Evers
ISBN-10 9781476728193
Year 2013-04-08
Pages 175
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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From a red-hot erotica writer comes an original eBook—a sensual romp across the playgrounds of the unbelievably rich and extremely sexy. Elisabeth Anderson has seen Trevor and his friends at the infamous Manhattan BDSM club WhipperSnapper, where everyone calls them the BAD Boys, for “Billionaire Arrogant Doms.” The BAD Boys—Trevor Brooks, Marc Wilde, and Roman Chase—are aptly named; they’ve made money hand over fist due to their aggressive investing at the Brooks Wilde Chase Fund. These guys are so rich they can get away with anything, or so the rumors go. Trevor gives Elisabeth full reign of his estate in Westchester, letting her do as she pleases. He has only two rules. Rule One: she must obey and submit to him while she is living in his house. Rule Two: always answer the blue cell phone. She’s happy to oblige, because being with Trevor makes her want to obey, to love him the way he seems to be falling for her. But Elisabeth’s never been good at being the quiet sub; she's feisty and gets off on the punishments more than she does by pleasing Trevor. Elizabeth can’t submit to Trevor the way he needs her to, so his friend and business partner (and fellow BAD Boy) Roman takes her in hand. But love triangles can have sharp edges...and somebody’s bound to get hurt.

Enslaved

Enslaved Author H. Victoria Hargro Atkerson
ISBN-10 1541159675
Year 2017-02-11
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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Enslaved Summary The joys and sorrows, inflicted on an African princess and a member of her royal guard, unfold in this literary pictorial that immerses the reader in the horrors of the Atlantic slave trade. Captured by slavers, who refused to acknowledge her humanity experience, these two tribal leader face the shock of enslavement and the loss of personal freedom in a strange world where the color of their skin dictates their existence and their destinies. Devastated by the loss of her husband, her tribe, and her homeland, Princess Gemma with Sekazi, a strong invincible warrior, joins hundreds of victims who are in chains and thrown into the bowels of their worst nightmare that continues to degrade their existence in slave alcoves on the west coast of Africa. Herded on board a waiting slave ship, new horrors are reveal as the foul and filthy slave quarters become the new reality for Africans stowed at the bottom of the ship with increased cruelty and dehumanization. In an atmosphere of hatred, the story reveals the realities of the Middle Passage in vividly realistic images. In the backdrop of the horrific slave trade, the ship's captain falls madly in love with the African princess and elicits her affection despite her desire gain her freedom and the freedom of the only person left in her life from her past, Sekazi... The warrior who sacrifices his freedom in an attempt to save her from the clutches of enslavement. While in the arms of her unwanted love, the handsome ship's captain, Princess Gemma discovers that she again loses the one person who links her with the wonderful life she longs for in Africa. The two tribal members end up in two different location and thousands of miles apart, on different plantations, as they face new challenges. The lifestyle, traditions, and culture of plantation owners explodes along with the severe treatment and abuse of enslaved Africans trapped in the clinches of forced labor, violence, and politically approved disenfranchisement. Clinging to her teachings as a child, Princess Gemma refuses to accept the life forced on her and steadfastly seek the justice and freedom that she knows she is entitles to no matter where she lives. This adventurous story faces the horrors of human slave trafficking, the deepest cravings of passion, and the unyielding instinct to be free. This saga ends, demonstrating self-pride and determination despite unrelenting human suffering, paying homage to the human spirit