The Slave City

The Slave City

The slave who crouched at her feet was a young boy. Rory knew a boy about his age back in Damsport, an urchin called Pip who sometimes did odd jobs for her or carried messages across the city. The boy at her feet, with his black skin ...

Author: Celine Jeanjean

Publisher: Celine Jeanjean

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Category: Fiction

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A complicated mission. A team of misfits that just don’t get along. What could possibly go wrong? The team: A skinny pickpocket with dreadlocks and a big attitude. A foppish assassin with a fear of blood An elite fighter, master of the sardonic raised eyebrow. A smuggler with a drinking problem and a propensity for brawling. And a no-nonsense, heavily tattooed machinist, trying to keep them all in line. The mission: Free a Damsian inventor kept prisoner in the distant city of Azyr. Spark a rebellion to remove the half-mad tyrant ruling the place, and while they’re at it, end slavery in Azyr. And do it all without getting killed, shackled into slavery, or arguing. The latter is proving most problematic. This latest instalment of The Viper and the Urchin series will make you have fun. Lots of fun. Scroll back up to buy it now. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★“Like a story from the Arabian Nights the vision of Palanquins and mechanised elephants, with richly dressed people served by slaves, is beautifully described, as is the horrific scene in the bloodstained arena. This is a thrilling, frightening adventure.” – Elizabeth Lloyd, Goodreads ★ ★ ★ ★ ★“I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to readers looking for a fantasy quest with complex characters, a fantastically imagined world, a quirky team, and plenty of humor.” – Barb Taub, Goodreads ★ ★ ★ ★ ★“So much intrigue, so much action, so much danger. So much fun!” – Riley, Goodreads The Slave City is book 3 in a complete 9 book steampunk fantasy series. Other books in the series: #1 The Bloodless Assassin #2 The Black Orchid #3 The Slave City #4 The Doll Maker #5 The White Hornet #6 The Shadow Palace #7 The Opium Smuggler #8 The Veiled War #9 The Rising Rooks Keywords: Steampunk, gaslamp fantasy, historical fantasy, humorous fantasy, funny fantasy, quirky fantasy, quirky characters, fantasy female lead, fantasy female protagonist, fantasy strong female character, unlikely friendship, banter, snark, snarky, humour, alchemist, fantasy assassin, fun read, fast read.
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The World Its Cities and Peoples

The World  Its Cities and Peoples

The next brother inherits the wealth of the eldest, whether this consists in women, slaves, or whatever else ; but if the youngest dies the eldest inherits his property, and if there are no brothers, then the nephew becomes heir to it.

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ISBN: PSU:000017364843

Category: Cities and towns

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Categories: Cities and towns

Fugitive Slave Advertisements in The City Gazette

Fugitive Slave Advertisements in The City Gazette

Taken up at Stono, and committed by John Boyle of Stono. Cotton M. Stevens, MASTER. March 15. 25. March 15, 1788. Brought to the Work-House, 10 Fugitive Slave Advertisements in The City Gazette, 1787–1797.

Author: Thomas Brown

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498507820

Category: History

Page: 452

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Fugitive Slave Advertisements in The City Gazette: Charleston, South Carolina, 1787-1797 is a collection of more than one thousand transcribed advertisements from Charleston’s daily newspaper. Each advertisement portrays, in miniature, a human drama of courage and resistance to unjust authority.
Categories: History

Studies in South Carolina Archaeology

Studies in South Carolina Archaeology

Together with the wealthy planters, who also had extensive social and economic ties to the city, they formed the apex of society in Charleston. Other economic groups included less prosperous merchants, artisans, laborers, and slaves ...

Author: Albert C. Goodyear

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ISBN: WISC:89060389541

Category: Archaeology and history

Page: 275

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Categories: Archaeology and history

Slave Life in Rio de Janeiro 1808 1850

Slave Life in Rio de Janeiro  1808 1850

Consequently, slave ownership by both men and women was widespread in the city, and middleincome individuals, craftsmen, and even those accounted as poor could own slaves. But the slave trade did not last forever.

Author: Mary C. Karasch

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691656991

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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Rio de Janeiro in the first half of the nineteenth century had the largest population of urban slaves in the Americas—primary contributors to the atmosphere and vitality of the city. Although most urban historians have ignored these inhabitants of Rio, Mary Karasch's generously illustrated study provides a comprehensive description and analysis of the city's rich Afro-Cariocan culture, including its folklore, its songs, and accounts of its oral history. Professor Karasch's investigation of the origins of Rio's slaves demonstrates the importance of the "Central Africaness" of the slave population to an understanding of its culture. Challenging the thesis of the comparative mildness of the Brazilian slave system, other chapters discuss the marketing of Africans in the Valongo, the principal slave market, and the causes of early slave mortality, including the single greatest killer, tuberculosis. Also examined in detail are adaptation and resistance to slavery, occupations and roles of slaves in an urban economy, and art, religion, and associational life. Mary C. Karasch is Associate Professor of History at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Categories: Social Science

The Slave Trade Into Arabia 1820 1973 1935 1948

The Slave Trade Into Arabia 1820 1973  1935 1948

From all the countries of the world Muhammadans, influential and wealthy, humble and poor, make the pilgrimage, and cannot fail to feel some dismay and even shame that in the Holy Cities — of all places — slavery, so long forgotten in ...

Author: Anita L. P. Burdett

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105126878458

Category: Arabian Peninsula

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Categories: Arabian Peninsula

Mediating Capitalism and Slavery

Mediating Capitalism and Slavery

How this squares with the cotton gin, preliminary processing of sugar cane, more advanced processing in Cuba, the work of Wade (1964) on southern city slavery, or Starobin (1970) on industrial slavery in the South is a considerable ...

Author: William H. Swatos

Publisher: University of South Florida

ISBN: IND:39000001419626

Category: History

Page: 51

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Categories: History

Backgrounds of World Literature from Homer to Tolstoy

Backgrounds of World Literature from Homer to Tolstoy

economic sphere the concentration of wealth and lands in the hands of a few destroyed the old class of sturdy citizen farmers , who became legionaires or joined the idle mobs of the city , while the great estates were tilled by slave ...

Author: Mrs. Evelyn (Steel) Little

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ISBN: UOM:39015009148951

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The Making of Black America The black community in modern America

The Making of Black America  The black community in modern America

LEGACY OF SLAVE REGIME For centuries many Northerners and Southerners subscribed to the view that Negroes were of a permanently inferior ... and Negroes in Philadelphia and New York City withdrew rather than accept this humiliation .

Author: August Meier

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ISBN: UOM:39015040487210

Category: African Americans

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Categories: African Americans

Slavery in Classical Greece

Slavery in Classical Greece

This is an authoritative and clearly written account of the main issues involved in the study of Greek slavery from Homeric times to the fourth century BC. It provides valuable insights into the fundamental place of slavery in the economies ...

Author: N.R.E. Fisher

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025427233

Category: History

Page: 120

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This is an authoritative and clearly written account of the main issues involved in the study of Greek slavery from Homeric times to the fourth century BC. It provides valuable insights into the fundamental place of slavery in the economies and social life of classical Greece, and includes penetrating analyses of the widely-held ancient ideological justifications of slavery. A wide range of topics is covered, including the development of slavery from Homer to the classical period, the peculiar form of community slaves (the helots) found in Sparta, economic functions and the treatment of slaves in Athens, and the evidence for slaves' resistance. Throughout the author shows how political and economic systems, ideas of national identity, work and gender, and indeed the fundamental nature of Greek civilisation itself, were all profoundly affected by the fact that many of the Greek city-states were slave societies. With 12 illustrations.
Categories: History