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The Resource Survivors of slavery : modern-day slave narratives, Laura T. Murphy

Survivors of slavery : modern-day slave narratives, Laura T. Murphy

Label
Survivors of slavery : modern-day slave narratives
Title
Survivors of slavery
Title remainder
modern-day slave narratives
Statement of responsibility
Laura T. Murphy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Slavery is not a crime confined to the far reaches of history. It is an injustice that continues to entrap twenty-seven million people across the globe. Laura Murphy offers close to forty survivor narratives from Cambodia, Ghana, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mexico, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine, and the United States, detailing the horrors of a system that forces people to work without pay and against their will, under the threat of violence, with little or no means of escape. Representing a variety of circumstances in diverse contexts, these survivors are the Frederick Douglasses, Sojourner Truths, and Olaudah Equianos of our time, testifying to the widespread existence of a human rights tragedy and the urgent need to address it. Through storytelling and firsthand testimony, this anthology shapes a twenty-first-century narrative that many believe died with the end of slavery in the Americas. Organized around such issues as the need for work, the punishment of defiance, and the move toward activism, the collection isolates the causes, mechanisms, and responses to slavery that allow the phenomenon to endure. Enhancing scholarship in women's studies, sociology, criminology, law, social work, and literary studies, the text establishes a common trajectory of vulnerability, enslavement, captivity, escape, and recovery, creating an invaluable resource for activists, scholars, legislators, and service providers."--Publisher information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murphy, Laura
Dewey number
306.3/620905
Index
index present
LC call number
HT867
LC item number
.M67 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Slave trade
  • Slaves
Label
Survivors of slavery : modern-day slave narratives, Laura T. Murphy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The allure of work -- Slaves in the family -- Case study: interviews from a brothel -- Painful defiance and contested freedom -- Community response and resistance -- Case study: mining unity -- The voice and the silence of slavery -- Becoming an activist -- Case study: coalition against slavery and trafficking : survivor advisory caucus -- Epilogue: twenty-first-century abolitionists : what you can do to end slavery
Control code
ocn861072993
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiv, 312 pages
Isbn
9780231164238
Lccn
2013038839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780231164238
  • (OCoLC)861072993
Label
Survivors of slavery : modern-day slave narratives, Laura T. Murphy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The allure of work -- Slaves in the family -- Case study: interviews from a brothel -- Painful defiance and contested freedom -- Community response and resistance -- Case study: mining unity -- The voice and the silence of slavery -- Becoming an activist -- Case study: coalition against slavery and trafficking : survivor advisory caucus -- Epilogue: twenty-first-century abolitionists : what you can do to end slavery
Control code
ocn861072993
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxiv, 312 pages
Isbn
9780231164238
Lccn
2013038839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780231164238
  • (OCoLC)861072993

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