Speak a Word for Freedom : Women Against Slavery
by Janet Willen and Marjorie Gann


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From the early days of the antislavery movement, when political action by women was frowned upon, British and American women were tireless and uncompromising campaigners. Without their efforts, emancipation would have taken much longer.  Read more...


 
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From the early days of the antislavery movement, when political action by women was frowned upon, British and American women were tireless and uncompromising campaigners. Without their efforts, emancipation would have taken much longer. And the commitment of today's women, who fight against human trafficking and child slavery, descends directly from that of the early female activists. Speak a Word for Freedom: Women against Slavery tells the story of fourteen of these women. Meet Alice Seeley Harris, the British missionary whose graphic photographs of mutilated Congolese rubber slaves in 1904 galvanized a nation; Hadijatou Mani, the woman from Niger who successfully sued her own government in 2008 for failing to protect her from slavery, as well as Elizabeth Freeman, Elizabeth Heyrick, Ellen Craft, Harriet Tubman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frances Anne Kemble, Kathleen Simon, Fredericka Martin, Timea Nagy, Micheline Slattery, Sheila Roseau and Nina Smith. With photographs, source notes, and index.



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  • ISBN-13: 9781770496514
  • ISBN-10: 1770496513
  • Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)
  • Publish Date: September 2015
  • Page Count: 216
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-UP
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.75 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Social Activists
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Women
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Social Topics - General (see also headings under Family)

 
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