Free Slaves  Freetown  and the Sierra Leonean Civil War Book

Free Slaves Freetown and the Sierra Leonean Civil War


  • Author : Joseph Kaifala
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-11-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN 10 : 9781349948543

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Free Slaves Freetown and the Sierra Leonean Civil War Excerpt :

This book is a historical narrative covering various periods in Sierra Leone’s history from the fifteenth century to the end of its civil war in 2002. It entails the history of Sierra Leone from its days as a slave harbor through to its founding as a home for free slaves, and toward its political independence and civil war. In 1462, the country was discovered by a Portuguese explorer, Pedro de Sintra, who named it Serra Lyoa (Lion Mountains). Sierra Leone later became a lucrative hub for the Transatlantic Slave Trade. At the end of slavery in England, Freetown was selected as a home for the Black Poor, free slaves in England after the Somerset ruling. The Black Poor were joined by the Nova Scotians, American slaves who supported or fought with the British during the American Revolution. The Maroons, rebellious slaves from Jamaica, arrived in 1800. The Recaptives, freed in enforcement of British antislavery laws, were also taken to Freetown. Freetown became a British colony in 1808 and Sierra Leone obtained political independence from Britain in 1961. The development of the country was derailed by the death of its first Prime Minister, Sir Milton Margai, and thirty years after independence the country collapsed into a brutal civil war.

My Bondage and My Freedom Book

My Bondage and My Freedom


  • Author : Frederick Douglass
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2020-05-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504063180

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My Bondage and My Freedom Excerpt :

The abolitionist author presents profound insight on the meaning of race and freedom in America in this memoir of slavery, escape, and reinvention. One of the most important figures in the American civil rights movement, Frederick Douglass was a major influence on social and political thought in the nineteenth century. His autobiographical writings were a powerful vehicle for his philosophy of human equality. Written ten years after his legal emancipation in 1846, My Bondage and My Freedom recounts Douglass’s journey—intellectual, spiritual, and geographical—from life as a slave under various masters, and his many plots and attempts at escape, to his liberation, time as a fugitive, and new life as a prominent abolitionist. Expanding on his earlier work Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, this later memoir illuminates Douglass’s maturation as a writer and thinker.

JUDGMENT  The Last Trump And the Fall of America Book

JUDGMENT The Last Trump And the Fall of America


  • Author : Alfred Tofibam
  • Publisher : Holy Fire Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-07-27
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : 9781603835251

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JUDGMENT The Last Trump And the Fall of America Excerpt :

We are instructed by the Apostle Peter to pay careful attention to the prophetic word as to a light shining in a dark place. The Bible shows that the prophetic ministry was very difficult for the true prophet. Take for instance Jeremiah. He ministered for almost half a century and no one listened to him. On the other hand, false prophecy was common. False prophets prophesied what would please the people. False prophets are doing the same today: men pleasers. Biblical events point to the soon return of Jesus Christ. The church has been lured to sleep by the enemies of the cross and politicians. The last Trump is a warning for the world to prepare for judgment, to prepare to meet the God who created all mankind. God gave Adam and Eve dominion over the creation of his hands. They failed because of their disobedience to God by listening to Satan’s lies. Satan took over dominion of the earth. Satan is a liar and murderer and by these he rules the world ruthlessly. Satan is the spirit behind all disobedience, and works through human systems to accomplish his hatred of God and those who follow God. Satan is condemned to hell but he wants to deceive as many people to go to hell with him. Satan impersonates behind human empires and exercises his wicked rule of the world (Satan and his kingdom are revealed in Daniel 2; 7; Rev. 12; 13; 17; 18). God revealed to the king of ancient Babylon and also to the prophet Daniel the timeline of the rise, progress and fall of Western civilization. The last of those empires in succession was Rome that later became Europe. Prophecy shows Europe would conquer the world; “…it crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. …” (Daniel 7:7) European colonization best describes this attitude revealed in Daniel. This is evident in the colonization of the Americas, where the indigenous peoples were devoured and trampled. The same can be said of the Aboriginals of Australia and the islands. Though not exactly th

From the Slave Trade to  Free  Trade Book
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From the Slave Trade to Free Trade


  • Author : Patrick Burnett
  • Publisher : Fahamu/Pambazuka
  • Release Date : 2007-06-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 9780954563714

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From the Slave Trade to Free Trade Excerpt :

This compilation of articles commemorates the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade and the 50th anniversary of Ghana's independence. Drawing on lessons from the slave trade, studies of the international finance institutions, and the struggles of many African people to make a living, these essays provide insights into how free trade policies have a profoundly negative impact on democracy and justice in Africa. Whether it is the effects of trade policies on informal street traders—who in Africa are often women—the decimation of a country's health system as a result of the World Bank's obsession with low inflation, or the sacrificing of community rights in the interests of multinational corporations, it is clear that "free" trade policies impose a profit-first and people-last regime in Africa. Contributors include Charles Abugre, Tope Akinwande, Soren Ambrose, Nnimmo Bassey, Patrick Bond, Jennifer Chiriga, Cheikh Tidiane Dièye, M. P. Giyose, Manu Herbstein, Mouhamadou Tidiane Kasse, Salma Maoulidi, Stephen Marks, Mariam Mayet, Henning Melber, Winnie Mitullah, Patrick Ochieng, Oduor Ongwen, Robtel Neajai Pailey, Liepollo Lebohang Pheko, and Jagjit Plahe.

Americans Knocking at Freedom   S Door Book

Americans Knocking at Freedom S Door


  • Author : Bernie Lee (Yoder) Smith-DeBoe
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2016-08-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN 10 : 9781532001024

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Americans Knocking at Freedom S Door Excerpt :

Americans pursue life and liberty through their religious freedom, economic well-being, and self-governance that includes a basic understanding of the constitutional principles provided by our founding fathers. Hopefully, our pursuit of life and liberty also includes a curiosity to explore our rich and diverse history. Americans Knocking at Freedoms Door is a uniquely American heritage of religious freedoms and government of and by the people. The author, Bernie Lee Yoder Smith-DeBoe, presents a conversational discussion and a historical exploration of our Christian roots. This book begins with Noahs ark and continues with the ancient tribes, the Middle Ages, religious wars, American DNA, and why the early settlers came to America. Our knowledge of American history generally includes our founding fathers, the Civil War, and more contemporary wars; however, this tells us very little about our early settlers, their challenges, and their background as people of religious faith. This book offers some historical background and stories about those who established and helped the United States to grow and flourish. It reminds us that we are Americans. We stand together as Americans, and we need to come together as Americans.

When Slavery Was Called Freedom Book

When Slavery Was Called Freedom


  • Author : John Patrick Daly
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 2014-10-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813158518

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When Slavery Was Called Freedom uncovers the cultural and ideological bonds linking the combatants in the Civil War era and boldly reinterprets the intellectual foundations of secession. John Patrick Daly dissects the evangelical defense of slavery at the heart of the nineteenth century's sectional crisis. He brings a new understanding to the role of religion in the Old South and the ways in which religion was used in the Confederacy. Southern evangelicals argued that their unique region was destined for greatness, and their rhetoric gave expression and a degree of coherence to the grassroots assumptions of the South. The North and South shared assumptions about freedom, prosperity, and morality. For a hundred years after the Civil War, politicians and historians emphasized the South's alleged departures from national ideals. Recent studies have concluded, however, that the South was firmly rooted in mainstream moral, intellectual, and socio-economic developments and sought to compete with the North in a contemporary spirit. Daly argues that antislavery and proslavery emerged from the same evangelical roots; both Northerners and Southerners interpreted the Bible and Christian moral dictates in light of individualism and free market economics. When the abolitionist's moral critique of slavery arose after 1830, Southern evangelicals answered the charges with the strident self-assurance of recent converts. They went on to articulate how slavery fit into the "genius of the American system" and how slavery was only right as part of that system.

Modern Slavery Book

Modern Slavery


  • Author : Julia O'Connell Davidson
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-09-30
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137297297

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Modern Slavery Excerpt :

Providing a unique critical perspective to debates on slavery, this book brings the literature on transatlantic slavery into dialogue with research on informal sector labour, child labour, migration, debt, prisoners, and sex work in the contemporary world in order to challenge popular and policy discourse on modern slavery.

Anti Slavery Melodies Book

Anti Slavery Melodies


  • Author : Jairus Lincoln
  • Publisher : Franklin Classics
  • Release Date : 2018-10-15
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 106
  • ISBN 10 : 0343353881

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Anti Slavery Melodies Excerpt :

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

 Love  Freedom  and Evil  Book

Love Freedom and Evil


  • Author : Thaddeus J. Williams
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401200585

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Love Freedom and Evil Excerpt :

The defining premise of the Relational Free Will Defense is the claim that authentic love requires free will. Many scholars, including Gregory Boyd and Vincent Brümmer, champion this claim. Best-selling books, such as Rob Bell’s Love Wins, echo that love “cannot be forced, manipulated, or coerced. It always leaves room for the other to decide.” The claim that love requires free will has even found expression in mainstream Hollywood films, including Frailty, Bruce Almighty, and The Adjustment Bureau. The analysis shows convincingly that the claim that authentic love requires free will, does not meet the criteria of consistency, compatibility with Scriptural sources, and the demands of concrete encounter with problems of moral evil.

British Transatlantic Slave Trade   Barbaric Commerce Book

British Transatlantic Slave Trade Barbaric Commerce


  • Author : Dr. Robinson A. Milwood
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2017-09-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524682736

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British Transatlantic Slave Trade Barbaric Commerce Excerpt :

This thesis is the result of a number of difficult waters and climates I have been encountering theologically and philosophically that have had an impact on my faith, avocation, vocation, and academic journeys in life. The syndication and combination of these are the main processes of my intellectual, historical, and theological formation in life.