Slave Stealers

By Timothy Ballard,

Book cover of Slave Stealers: True Accounts of Slave Rescues: Then and Now

Book description

In the 1800s American South, Harriet Jacobs is enslaved and tormented by a cruel master. He relentlessly attempts to force her into a sexual union, and, when rebuffed, he separates her from her children and spends a lifetime trying to coerce her and then recapture her when she escapes to…

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1 author picked Slave Stealers as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This book weaves together two strikingly different stories about slavery that are separated by centuries and hundreds of miles. Ballard's powerful and riveting book not only demonstrates how exploitation in the Americas transcends time and space, it also offers evidence of good deeds by everyday people to combat such lingering evil.

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