A pictorial history of slavery and its role in the making of the modern world. It ranges from the ancient world to modern day human trafficking, but focuses on the system of African slavery that developed in the plantation colonies of the Americas - in Brazil, the Caribbean and what is today the USA.
The story of slavery - from its roots to the present day Slavery has plagued the history of humankind for thousands of years, from the conquered peoples of Ancient times to the millions of Africans stolen from their homelands and forced into work that helped build America and the modern world. But what was it like to be a slave, endure such terrible hardships and fight for freedom? Here historical information combines with moving personal stories to give your child the story behind slavery. Maps, charts, timelines and artefacts provide eye-opening context and the testimony of slaves featured in the book will take them behind the statistics. Help them discover the real story behind an evil trade that still exists even today.