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Five Thousand Years of Slavery

Five Thousand Years of Slavery by Marjorie Gann and Janet Willen
Jan 11, 2011 | 176 Pages
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    Sep 08, 2015 | 176 Pages | Middle Grade (10 and up)

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    Feb 21, 2012 | Middle Grade (10 and up)

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“…. the authors weave their narrative around contemporary accounts and documented incidents, supplemented by period images or photos and frequent sidebar essays …. For timeliness, international focus and, particularly, accuracy, this leaves Richard Watkins’ Slavery: Bondage Throughout History (2001) in the dust ….” - Kirkus Reviews

“This well-researched global survey introduces readers to slavery practices, customs, suffering, uprisings, and revolts as well as antislavery efforts from ancient Greece and Rome to today’s world …. Informative documentary photos and factually rich sidebars enhance the text …. This groundbreaking title brings the disturbing subject into historical and contemporary focus.” – Starred Review, School Library Journal

“Encyclopedic in scope and minutely detailed, this comprehensive volume takes on the history of slavery across the globe …. readers will be drawn in by the dramatic biographies and personal testimonies, illustrated with archival photos and paintings, that tell of racism and savage brutality, the roles of war and poverty, and also of incredible courage and resistance.” - Booklist

Five Thousand Years of Slavery is a balanced masterpiece of information and motivational text. This in-dept text is rich yet reads like a story …. The authors are to be complimented both for their attention to detail and tone. This book handles the controversial topic of slavery with honesty …. this text is an invaluable resource …. [and] would be well-suited for any project in the Social Sciences and History curriculum.” - Resource Links

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