Slave Stealers: True Accounts of Slave Rescues-Then and Now

Slave Stealers: True Accounts of Slave Rescues-Then and Now
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Date: 2018-09-04
ISBN-10: 162972484X
ISBN-13: 9781629724843
Language: English
Pages: 256
Added: 2019-01-10 06:26:10

Two stories, more than a century apart . . . In the 1800s American South, Harriet Jacobs is enslaved and tormented by a cruel master. He relentlessly attempts to force her into a sexual union, and, when rebuffed, he separates her from her children and spends a lifetime trying to coerce her and then recapture her when she escapes to freedom. Jacobs outwits her tormentor and eventually reunites with her children, works in the cause of abolition and reform, and helps newly freed slaves with education and aftercare.
In 2009, Timothy Ballard encounters a grieving father in Haiti whose three-year-old son has been kidnapped and sold into slavery along with thousands of children who were orphaned after an earthquake devastated the country. He pledges to track down the missing child and leaves his job at the Department of Homeland Security to establish Operation Underground Railroad to infiltrate black markets in human trafficking, liberate victims, and provide a comprehensive aftercare process involving justice and rehabilitation for survivors.
Slave Stealers alternates these two riveting stories, weaving them ┬Čtogether to expose the persistent evil of trafficking and sexual exploitation that has existed for centuries and ┬Činspiring us to find a way to end it. Filled with heartbreaks and triumphs, miracles and disappointments, hair-raising escapes and daring rescues, this gripping book provides insight to this terrible evil and the good that can be done when caring people step up and stand in the light.
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