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Author : Laurie Halse Anderson
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If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl? As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight...for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy for the American Revolution and even less for Ruth and Isabel. When Isabel meets Curzon, a slave with ties to the Patriots, he encourages her to spy on her owners, who know details of British plans for invasion. She is reluctant at first, but when the unthinkable happens to Ruth, Isabel realizes her loyalty is available to the bidder who can provide her with freedom. From acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson comes this compelling, impeccably researched novel that shows the lengths we can go to cast off our chains, both physical and spiritual.

Bury the Chains

Author : Adam Hochschild
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Offers an account of the first great human rights crusade, which originated in England in the 1780s and resulted in the freeing of hundreds of thousands of slaves around the world.

Testing the Chains

Author : Michael Craton
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Canes and Chains

Author : Elizabeth M. Halcrow
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Sequences of Immunoglobulin Chains

Author : Elvin Abraham Kabat
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Author : Frances Mary Hendry
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Juliet wants to prove to her father that a girl can be just as good as a boy when it comes to business and so she changes places with her brother and sets sail on her father's ship on its next voyage to Africa and America. But Juliet's adventure turns into a nightmare when she realizes thefull horror of the trade her father is engaged in - the slave trade, at its height in the late eighteenth century.* An exciting story dealing with important issue of slavery in context of a very readable, swashbuckling adventure story.

Breaking the Chains

Author : Martin A. Klein
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“Martin Klein has brought together recent work on the abolition of slavery, from Ottoman Turkey to Thailand and from South India to West Africa. This anthology builds on the recent scholarship on both slavery in Asia and Africa and the end of slavery as a world-wide historical phenomenon. Whereas other anthologies have tended to focus on either Africa or Asia, this project brings together in one volume case studies and methodological approaches concerning both regions. Breaking the Chains will be an important part of the relatively sparse literature on emancipation in comparative and global context.”—Richard Roberts, Stanford University Because the American history of slavery and emancipation tends to be foremost in Western minds, few realize that traditional forms of servitude still exist in a variety of places around the world: children are sold on the streets of Bangkok, bondage persists in India despite official efforts to abolish it, and until 1980 slavery was legal in Mauritania. Breaking the Chains deals with emancipation in African and Asian societies which were either colonized or came under the domination of European powers in the nineteenth century. In these societies, emancipation involved the imposition on non-European societies of an explicitly European discourse on slavery, and, in most cases, a free labor ideology. Most of the slave masters described in these essays were not European and found European ideas on emancipation difficult to accept. Against this backdrop, the essayists (many of whom contribute their own non-Western perspective) focus on the transition from slavery (or other forms of bondage) to emancipation. They show that in each case the process involved pressure from European abolition movements, the extension of capitalist relations of production, the concerns and perceptions of the colonial state, and the efforts of non-Western elites to modernize their cultures. Martin A. Klein argues that the Asian and African experience has much in common with the American experience, particularly in efforts to control labor and family life. The struggle to control the labor of former slaves has often been intense and, he suggests, has had a continuing impact on the social order in former slave societies.

Interaction Ritual Chains

Author : Randall Collins
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The second half discusses how such activities as sex, smoking, and social stratification are shaped by interaction ritual chains.

Commodity Chains and Global Capitalism

Author : Gary Gereffi
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Commodity chains link the processes of manufacturing that result in a final product available for individual consumption. This book explores the global commodity chains approach, which reformulates the basic conceptual categories for analysing patterns of global organisation and change.

Creative Silver Chains

Author : Chantal Lise Saunders
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Silver chains are the backbone of any jewelry collection and these distinctive designs have those special handmade touches that machine-made jewelry just can't match--magnificent hammered silver, intriguingly complex links, and common motifs twisted into charming patterns. And anyone can craft them, with this extensively illustrated introduction that explains all the basics, from link formation to soldering and polishing. There's additional information on pivots and joinery, and even how to consider the effect of gravity on the finished piece as it rests on the body. Try the Geometric Chain, comprised of varied wire forms that rest in the crooks of their neighboring links, or the Spine design, which utilizes flattened wire and unique pivoting joinery. A gallery of contemporary chains provides inspiration.

Frontiers of Commodity Chain Research

Author : Jennifer Bair
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Featuring new contributions by leading globalization scholars, this timely volume analyzes the organization, geography, politics, and power dynamics of international trade and production networks understood as global commodity chains.

Australian Outback Food Chains

Author : Bobbie Kalman
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Explains what a food chain is by describing the food chains seen in the Australian outback.

Ports Cities and Global Supply Chains

Author : James Jixian Wang
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Global trends in policy and technology related fields are rapidly reshaping the port industry worldwide. International in scope, this volume applies concepts of strategic management, supply chain management, port and transport economics and economic and t


Author : Satish Padiyar
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Focusing on Jacques-Louis David's Leonidas at the Pass of Thermopylae, Chains embarks on a discourse about the perception of the body, sexuality, and subjectivity in early-nineteenth-century European art. In addition to David, Chains explores the sculptural oeuvre of David's contemporary and rival, Italian sculptor Antonio Canova. Padiyar argues that, like David's postrevolutionary work, Canova's innovative sculptures embodied a new, distinctively modern type of subjectivity. The book aims to take a fresh view of the status of the male body in the work of these two late neoclassical artists by linking them in novel and sometimes unexpected ways with key figures of the late Enlightenment.

Food Chains in a Backyard Habitat

Author : Isaac Nadeau
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Every habitat has its producers, its consumers, and its decomposers, and the backyard habitat is no exception! Isaac Nadeau and photographer Dwight Kuhn team up to introduce students to the abundance and complexity of life in that most familiar of habitats: our own backyard.

Agri Food Commodity Chains and Globalising Networks

Author : Dr Christina Stringer
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Within the international agri-food community at least four theoretical targets are attracting increasing attention. They are: (1) the established notions of networks and commodity chains that are being revisited by way of critical engagement informed by the insights of in-depth empirical work, (2) the metrics of calculation and institutional embedding that underpin the rise and functionality of governance technologies, (3) the place of regional networking in creating conditions that make possible agri-food producer participation in local provisioning and supply, and (4) the geo-historical dimensions of interconnection and interdependency in the agri-food sphere. This volume brings together an interdisciplinary team of anthropologists, economists, business and management academics and geographers to examine a wide range of case studies illustrating various agri-food commodity chains and networks around the world and to discuss how they link globally.

Food Chains in a Desert Habitat

Author : Isaac Nadeau
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Discusses the desert habitat, and decribes how animals have adapted to this environment, and how the food chain works.

Complexity Management in Supply Chains

Author : Thorsten Blecker
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Supply chains are faced with a rising complexity with manifold effects. Because of the strong link between a supply chain's complexity and its efficiency, supply chain complexity management becomes a major challenge of today's business management. Therefore logistics and the supply chain management can play a significant role in mastering and managing complexity. The new book, edited by Thorsten Blecker and Wolfgang Kersten, is exemplifying the current progress in complexity management. Separate chapters are dedicated to clarify complexity management in transportation, networks and supply chains. It offers important insights of global and flexible network modelling to manage complexity, complexity in supply chains - developing human resource strategy, performance measurement of green supply chain management, complexity in transportation by means of containers and air-cargos. The volume, written by well-known experts of supply chain management from all over the world, shows applicable solutions, practical examples and use cases to illustrate complexity management and its application in logistics and supply chain management. It presents the central perspectives for a modern complexity management in supply chains. Therefore the book offers a fundamental understanding for workable complexity management concept their implementation to practitioners. The book offers fundamental insights into actual problems of an general complexity management concept and their implementation to practitioners in industry, logistics, management, service sector, research and apprenticeship. In addition to this it gives a valuable insight to the status of complexity management also for lecturers and students.

Renold Chains

Author : Basil Tripp
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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.