Five Thousand Years of Slavery and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $27.95
  • Save: $5.60 (20%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 12 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Good condition, cover worn and library stickers present. Former library book withdrawn from circulation. May have some minor library writing/stamps. Fast shipping, with delivery confirmation.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Five Thousand Years of Slavery Hardcover – January 11, 2011


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$22.35
$13.42 $0.01
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"

Frequently Bought Together

Five Thousand Years of Slavery + Sold + A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Price for all three: $35.59

Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Top 20 Books for Kids
See the books our editors' chose as the Best Children's Books of 2014 So Far or see the lists by age: Baby-2 | Ages 3-5 | Ages 6-8 | Ages 9-12 | Nonfiction

Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 1150L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Tundra Books (January 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0887769144
  • ISBN-13: 978-0887769146
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 9.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,134,936 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

"...the authors weave their narrative around contemporary accounts and documented incidents ... this leaves Richard Watkins' Slavery: Bondage Throughout History (2001) in the dust as a first look at a terrible topic." --Kirkus Reviews

"...an invaluable work that sets slavery into a much larger continuum that predates recorded history and continues even today... [They] are engaging storytellers... Highly Recommended." Val Ken Lem, Ryerson U. --CM: Canadian Materials

Starred Review. "This groundbreaking title brings the disturbing subject into historical and contemporary focus." Gerry Larson, Durham School of the Arts, NC
--School Library Journal

"An impressive amount of history here ... something to inspire young readers, who will certainly be left with the sobering realization that slavery is limited neither to culture nor period." Deirdre Baker  --Toronto Star

"Encyclopedic in scope and minutely detailed, this...volume takes on the history of slavery from across the globe ... readers will be drawn in by the dramatic biographies and personal testimonies." --Booklist - American Library Association

“This well-researched global survey introduces readers to slavery practices, customs, suffering, uprisings, and revolts as well as antislavery efforts from ancient Greece and Rome to today’s world…. The authors promote global awareness and issue a call to action…. Informative documentary photos and factually rich sidebars enhance the text. A timeline lists pivotal moments from the rise of Sumerian cities to the 2001 Cocoa Protocol denouncing child labor on African cocoa plantations. This groundbreaking title brings the disturbing subject into historical and contemporary focus.”
—Starred Review, School Library Journal

About the Author

MARJORIE GANN, an educator for thirty years, has written language arts curricula, review articles on children's literature, and sat on the jury for the Canadian Jewish Book Awards. She lives in Toronto with her husband and has two grown children.

JANET WILLEN has been a writer and editor for more than thirty years, working on publications ranging from remedial writing curricula to articles on health and safety. She holds a master's degree in political philosophy from the New School for Social Research. Janet Willen lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
Five Thousand Years of Slavery provides a powerful history of world slavery processes as a whole, from ancient Sumerians who sold their children to slave women in Rome and American blacks. History accounts, firsthand accounts, maps, photos and paintings explore circumstances of slavery in human culture, with a special focus on world slavery today linking past to present. Any library strong in world history and social issues from high school through college and general lending collections will find this a winning survey.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Henry Zoob on March 1, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Five Thousand Years of Slavery really expanded my perception of the depth and breadth of slavery. I was surprised to learn how extensive slavery was in the ancient world and how pervasive it is in the world today. The book is well written and the format and illustrations are excellent. I think that the book is an ideal survey about slavery for adults and children from the age of twelve up.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By April Perlowski on February 21, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Five Thousand Years of Slavery
Marjorie Gann and Janet Willen
Tundra Books
2011

A Librarything Early Reviewer book.

Five Thousand Years of Slavery is a non-fiction history of slavery aimed at a young adult audience.

Areas covered are: The Ancient Near East, Ancient Greece and Rome, Europe in the Middle Ages, Slavery under Islam, Africa, The Americas, South America and the Caribbean, British Abolition, North America, The United States, Asia and the Southern Pacific, and The Modern World.

This is a very ambitious amount of information to try to cover in 159 pages of texts. In the end, some subjects are covered sparingly while others are covered in depth. Most of the book is focused on the middle ages to the 20th century. The areas it covers well, it covers very well. I am now much more familiar with slavery in the British and French colonies. What the book doesn't do well, is retain the interest of the reader (or at least, this one). The text is very dry.

The section on the modern world is very short and sparse. I expected more, based on the cover and the afterword.

A note on the bibliography: It is in an awkward format and incomplete, the authors recommend going to their website to view the full works cited.

What I would have liked to see: more on modern slavery and human trafficking, and "for further information" works listed to the side of the text.

All in all, a dry, but interesting and informative resource on slavery.

3 1/2 stars.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cybrarian on February 13, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Five Thousand Years of Slavery fills a need for information on the history of slavery on a young adult level. The writing and research are outstanding. The authors demonstrate the evil of slavery in all its forms from ancient times until the present without talking down to their audience. Also included are illustrations, a timeline, maps and a section on "How I Can Help?"
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 27, 2011
Format: Hardcover
An excellent choice for a school or educational library, this volume is directed toward the pre-adolescent to middle-school reader. It presents the world-wide history of slavery in its many manifestations in a comprehensive, culturally-sensitive, and non-frightening visual and essay format. It does not go into great detail of modern slave issues, perhaps because it is difficult to do so without being judgmental or scary given most slavery situations, but it does touch on them. Historic depictions as well as modern photographs are used.
Many individual stories are given, of slaves, slave owners, and abolitionists.
While it's not of any use for in-depth research, this was a perfect volume for our middle-school student's class when they approached the subject of historic and modern slavery.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Search