37 E. Springtown Rd. Long Valley, NJ 07853 (Morris County) | Phone 908.876.3596
37 E. Springtown Rd. Long Valley, NJ 07853 (Morris County) | Phone 908.876.3596

Speak A Word For Freedom: Women Against Slavery

by Janet Willen and Marjorie Gann

This book profiles women from the 18th century to the present who spoke out and actively worked to stop slavery. Each chapter highlights a different female activist. I picked up this book because I wanted to learn more about Harriet Tubman’s fight against American slavery of black people in the 1700s and 1800s, which I did, but I ended up finding out about women I’d never learned about in school (!!). This book also covers enslavement in Asian, African, European, and Carribbean countries as well as the fight against modern-day international human trafficking. Both heart-breaking and hopeful, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in human rights.

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