Speak a word for freedom : women against slavery
|Format:||Print Book 2015|
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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 for abolition; without their efforts, emancipation could have taken decades longer. As Gunn and Willen's other collaborative nonfiction title for young people, Five Thousand Years of Slavery (Tundra, 2011) demonstrates, slavery still exists in the modern world. What Speak a Word for Freedom shows is that so do indefatigable female campaigners.
ContentsElizabeth Freeman: "To stand one minute on God's green earth a free woman"
Elizabeth Heyrick: "No middle way
Ellen Craft: "I had much rather starve in England, a free woman"
Harriet Tubman: "I was free, an' they should be free"
Harriet Beecher Stowe: "I will write something, I will if I live"
Frances Anne Kemble: "So grievous a sin against humanity"
Alice Seeley Harris: "They are women as you and I are"
Kathleen Simon: "To wipe the dark stain of slavery from the face of the world"
Fredericka Martin: "We have a lot of social problems here"
Timea Nagy: "Everyone is worth it"
Micheline Slattery: "The best way to remove shame is to expose the shame"
Hadijatou Mani: "I was sold like a goat"
Sheila Roseau: "Little by little fills a basket"
Nina Smith: The eyes and ears of the buyer"
Afterword: "The sensitive nature of woman."
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-- Juvenile literature.
Slavery -- Juvenile literature.
|Publisher|| [Toronto, Ontario] :2015
vii, 205 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-196) and index.