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Author Willen, Janet, author.

Title Speak a word for freedom : women against slavery / Janet Willen and Marjorie Gann.

Publication Info. [Toronto, Ontario] : Tundra Books, [2015]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Pecatonica CUSD 321 - HS Stacks - PALY-13  326.809 WIL    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib YA Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  YA 326.80922 WIL    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL YA Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  YA 326.8 WIL    AVAILABLE
 Yorkville PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - YKBB-4  J 326.8 WIL    AVAILABLE
Description vii, 205 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-196) and index.
Summary 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.
Contents Elizabeth 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."
Subject Women abolitionists -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Slavery -- Juvenile literature.
Added Author Gann, Marjorie, author.
ISBN 9781770496514 (bound)
1770496513 (bound)

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