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A brief history of the "peculiar institution: slavery"

Anti-slavery groups, books, & articles

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Organizations which combat slavery and near-slavery:

bullet International anti-slavery organizations:
bullet Anti-Slavery International was founded in 1839 and "is the world's oldest international human rights organisation and the only charity in the United Kingdom to work exclusively against slavery and related abuses. [They]... work at local, national and international levels to eliminate the system of slavery around the world." See:
bullet Comit contre l'Esclavage Moderne (Committee Against Modern Slavery; CCEM) is a French organization which opposes slavery worldwide.
bullet Free the Slaves is an American-based "non-profit organization working to end slavery worldwide." See:
bullet is an educational group which attempts to inform people about the issues surrounding slavery. See:
bullet National anti-slavery organizations:
bullet Bal Vikas Ashram "is a transit home for freed children located in the Allahabad region of India." They have helped over 156 children. See: and
bullet Christian Solidarity International is fighting slavery in Sudan. Their Anti-Slavery Campaign has freed "thousands of slaves, mainly women and children." They estimate that there are at least 100,000 black African Animist and Christian slaves in northern Sudan. See:
bullet International Needs Ghana promotes human rights and community development in Ghana. Their Trokosi Modernization Project seeks to emancipate and rehabilitate the approximately 5,000 girls and women who have been enslaved in some parts of the Volta and Greater Accra Regions of Ghana. Young girls are treated as slaves in religious shrines as reparation for misdeeds by their family members. See:
bullet Sankalp works with the "Kol people in the Uttar Pradesh state of Northern India to escape debt bondage in stone quarries." and

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Internet articles for further study:

bullet "Slavery, Abolition and Reconstruction," a list of hyperlinks by the Mining Company at: 
bullet "Studies in the World History of Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation" is an occasional academic publication "featuring essays, documents, images, bibliographies and database information relevant to the history of slavery, abolition, and emancipation." Distribution is primarily by the Internet.
bullet Steven Mintz, "Slavery and Antislavery: A bibliography of recent works in English," at: and

Eddie Becker, "Chronology on the history of slavery," at:

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Additional books on slavery for further study:

bullet L. Bennett, Jr., "Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America/25th Anniversary Edition, 1619-1964," Johnson (1088). You can buy this book safely and online from
bullet Booker T Washington, "Up from Slavery," Dover, (1995). Buy this book
bullet D. Sterling, "We are Your Sisters: Black Women in the Nineteenth Century." W.W. Norton, (1997). Read reviews or buy this book
bullet Ira Berlin et. al., Eds., "Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About their Personal Experiences of slavery and Freedom," W.W. Norton, (1998). Derived from interviews with former slaves, conducted by the Federal Writers Project in the early 1930s. Read reviews or buy this book
bullet Ira Berlin, "Many Thousands Gone: The first two centuries of slavery in North America," Belknap Press, (1998). Buy this book
bullet M.A. Gomez, "Exchanging our Country Marks: The transformation of African identities in the Colonial and Antebellum South," Univ. of NC Press, (1998). Read reviews or buy this book

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Copyright 2002 & 2003 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally written: 2002-JUL-11
Latest update: 2003-OCT-16
Author: B.A. Robinson

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