Slave Hunter

One Man's Global Quest to Free Victims of Human Trafficking

Author: Aaron Cohen,Christine Buckley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416590269

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Aaron Cohen left behind his closest friends, his dying father, and the rock-star life for an unyielding one-man global pursuit. Aaron Cohen left behind his closest friends, his dying father, and the rock-star life for an unyielding one-man global pursuit. At a time when more people than ever before are enslaved on this planet, Aaron Cohen found himself on a path of spiritual discovery that both transformed and endangered his life. Once the best friend and business partner to Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, Cohen now works alone, navigating the oppressive territory of pimps and drug lords from the shantytowns of Cambodia to the sweltering savannahs of Sudan. The flesh trade is the world’s fastest growing and most deadly illegal enterprise— even more profitable and easier to hide than guns, drugs, and precious gems. Cohen, posing as a sex tourist, slips into brothels, urged by madams to select from a lineup of girls as young as six. Sometimes he can save them from their captors, but more often than not, he must leave them behind, taking only the evidence he hopes will eventually lead to their rescue. In a remarkable, unprecedented exposé of the sinister trade, the rocker-turned-activist reveals the fast-paced, inspiring, and unforgettable story of a real-life slave hunter.

The Trade in the Living

The Formation of Brazil in the South Atlantic, Sixteenth to Seventeenth Centuries

Author: Luiz Felipe de Alencastro

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438469292

Category: HISTORY

Page: 642

View: 7176


Macro-level study of the South Atlantic throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries demonstrating how Brazil’s emergence was built on the longest and most intense slave trade of the modern era. The seventeenth-century missionary and diplomat Father Antônio Vieira once observed that Brazil was nourished, animated, sustained, served, and conserved by the “sad blood” of the “black and unfortunate souls” imported from Angola. In The Trade in the Living, Luiz Felipe de Alencastro demonstrates how the African slave trade was an essential element in the South Atlantic and in the ongoing cohesion of Portuguese America, while at the same time the concrete interests of Brazilian colonists, dependent on Angolan slaves, were often violently asserted in Africa, to ensure men and commodities continued to move back and forth across the Atlantic. In exposing this intricate and complementary relationship between two non-European continents, de Alencastro has fashioned a new and challenging examination of colonial Brazil, one that moves beyond its relationship with Portugal to discover a darker, hidden history.

The Anointed, The Elect, and The Damned!

Author: The Akurians

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438948107

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 828

View: 9449


The Most High Lord God of All Creation, The Most High Supreme Lord of Spirits, the God of Ish (Adam) and Isha (Eve), the God of Enoch, the God of Noe (Noah), the God of Shem, the God of Melchizedek, the God of Audreah, the God of Abraham, the God of Ishmael, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob (Israel) will personally communicate with YOU, personally! Be prepared to understand YOU have been lied to all your life about everything; and to possess True Spiritual Knowledge you have been deliberately denied. The Most High, Himself, will testify to you that each and every word, statement and claim in this book is absolute, irrevocable, consistently verifiable, indispensable and indisputable TRUTH!

Sinfulness of American Slavery

Proved from Its Evil Sources; Its Injustice; Its Wrongs; Its Contrariety to Many Scriptural Commands, Prohibitions, and Principles, and to the Christian Spirit; and from Its Evil Effects; Together with Observations on Emancipation, and the Duties of American Citizens in Regard to Slavery

Author: Charles Elliott

Publisher: N.A


Category: Slavery

Page: N.A

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Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave

Author: William L. Andrews,Regina E. Mason

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199711147

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 9159


Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave is the first fugitive slave narrative in American history. Because Grimes wrote and published his narrative on his own, without deference to white editors, publishers, or sponsors, his Life has an immediacy, candor, and no-holds-barred realism unparalleled in the famous antebellum slave narratives of the period. This edition of Grimes's autobiography represents a historic partnership between noted scholar of the African American slave narrative, William L. Andrews, and Regina Mason, Grimes's great-great-great-granddaughter. Their extensive historical and genealogical research has produced an authoritative, copiously annotated text that features pages from an original Grimes family Bible, transcriptions of the 1824 correspondence that set the terms for the author's self-purchase in Connecticut (nine years after his escape from Savannah, Georgia), and many other striking images that invoke the life and times of William Grimes.

Cultural Enslavement

Breaking Free into Abundant Living

Author: David Wenell

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621895505

Category: Religion

Page: 158

View: 5953


Abundant life. Who doesn't want to live life to the fullest? Jesus offers us life to the fullest, but few of us feel we have attained it. Jesus calls us to be in the world, but not of it, because we have been made citizens of God's Kingdom. Too often, however, we get too drawn into the world's ways. Often our culture can enslave us. Cultural Enslavement: Breaking Free into Abundant Living takes a look at ways we become captives of our culture as well as ways to break free of them. Abundant living is Christ's desire for all who follow Him. Discover how to throw off the shackles that hold you back and how to experience life more fully.

Foul Means

The Formation of a Slave Society in Virginia, 1660-1740

Author: Anthony S. Parent Jr.

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807839132

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 7350


Challenging the generally accepted belief that the introduction of racial slavery to America was an unplanned consequence of a scarce labor market, Anthony Parent, Jr., contends that during a brief period spanning the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries a small but powerful planter class, acting to further its emerging economic interests, intentionally brought racial slavery to Virginia. Parent bases his argument on three historical developments: the expropriation of Powhatan lands, the switch from indentured to slave labor, and the burgeoning tobacco trade. He argues that these were the result of calculated moves on the part of an emerging great planter class seeking to consolidate power through large landholdings and the labor to make them productive. To preserve their economic and social gains, this planter class inscribed racial slavery into law. The ensuing racial and class tensions led elite planters to mythologize their position as gentlemen of pastoral virtue immune to competition and corruption. To further this benevolent image, they implemented a plan to Christianize slaves and thereby render them submissive. According to Parent, by the 1720s the Virginia gentry projected a distinctive cultural ethos that buffered them from their uncertain hold on authority, threatened both by rising imperial control and by black resistance, which exploded in the Chesapeake Rebellion of 1730.

Masters and Slaves in the House of the Lord

Race and Religion in the American South, 1740-1870

Author: John B. Boles

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813148790

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 948


Much that is commonly accepted about slavery and religion in the Old South is challenged in this significant book. The eight essays included here show that throughout the antebellum period, southern whites and blacks worshipped together, heard the same sermons, took communion and were baptized together, were subject to the same church discipline, and were buried in the same cemeteries. What was the black perception of white-controlled religious ceremonies? How did whites reconcile their faith with their racism? Why did freedmen, as soon as possible after the Civil War, withdraw from the biracial churches and establish black denominations? This book is essential reading for historians of religion, the South, and the Afro-American experience.