Mixed portrait of the Sudan as tolerant of slavery
- Mauritania. // Africa Report;Sep/Oct90, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p7
Argues that after being legally abolished for the third time, slavery is still thriving in Mauritania. Slavery no longer acknowledged in official literature; `Haratin,' meaning freed slave; Criticism of Mauritanian government for not trying to eradicate the practice; Islamic doctrine.
- Judith: The life of a slave. Hellier, C.; Miller, B. // Cobblestone;Feb1990, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p16
Recreates the life of Judith, a slave in 18th century Williamsburg, who served as a cook. Daily activities; Lifestyle of Judith and her family; The Bray School; Legal code designed to prevent slave uprisings; Separation of Judith and her children.
- Slave boy--skeleton head: A slave's tale. Ellis, R.; Zarins, J.A. // Cobblestone;Feb1990, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p19
Presents a creation of a slave's tale based on an actual event in 1729 when the Virginia governor offered to trade an elderly slave `his freedom in return for the secret of his medicine.' Symbol of the talking skeleton head; Moral of the story; Slave tradition of storytelling.
- From the editor. // Cobblestone;Feb1993, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p2
Discusses the antislavery movement, the theme for the February 1993 issue of `Cobblestone.' Slavery and racism in existence in the US for almost 400 years; Economic exploitation of freed slaves after 1865; Slow process of gaining true equality for blacks; More.
- The early voices. Zuber, Shari Lyn // Cobblestone;Feb1993, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p4
Discusses the early years of slavery in the American Colonies. When first Africans arrived in Jamestown; How increasing demand for permanent servants to work fields led to slavery; Why blacks became slaves; First outcry against slavery by whites; Leading Quakers in antislavery movement; Ban on...
- Songs of slavery. Hamel, Ruth M. // Cobblestone;Feb1993, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p22
Discusses slave songs, which were used to pass along information about escape route, to warn of danger and to express hopes and sorrows. True meanings of the words in the slave song `Follow the Drinking Gourd'; Complaints about white owners in the slave song `Run, Black Man, Run'; Well-known...
- The story of the Amistad Africans. Limauro, Mary Ann // Cobblestone;Feb1993, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p36
Recounts the experiences of the Amistad Africans, who were able to regain their freedom through the US courts and return to their homeland of Sierra Leone, Africa in 1841. How the Africans revolted on the ship `Amistad' that was bringing them from a Havana slave market to the US; Trials and...
- Setting Captives Free. // Christian Science Monitor;10/5/2000, Vol. 92 Issue 221, p10
Argues that international efforts to end slavery should be intensified.
- Runaway slaves. Franklin, J.H. // American Visions;Feb1991, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p30
Focuses on runaway slaves and costs incurred by the runaways. How slaves displayed their dissatisfaction; Initial investment for a slave; Costs charged to the owner if runaways were caught.
- Selling poor Steven. Burnham, Philip // American Heritage;Feb/Mar93, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p90
Addresses the atypical stereotype of the American master in the antibellum era, the black slaveowner. Areas in both North and South in which this presence was recorded; Motives--many and complex; Prerequisite for slaveowning was freedom; Mistrust; Humanitarian motives; Advertising for runaways;...