Secret Slave

Kidnapped and abused for 13 years. This is my story of survival.


Author: Anna Ruston

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 1911274112

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 8544

The Sunday Times top ten bestseller... You're not going home. You're not going anywhere. You're mine now. Growing up in a deeply troubled family, 15-year-old Anna felt lost and alone in the world. So when a friendly taxi driver befriended her, Anna welcomed the attention, and agreed to go home with him to meet his family. She wouldn't escape for over a decade. Held captive by a sadistic paedophile, Anna was subjected to despicable levels of sexual abuse and torture. The unrelenting violence and degradation resulted in numerous miscarriages, and the birth of four babies... each one stolen away from Anna at birth. Her salvation arrived thirteen years too late, but despite her shattered mind and body, Anna finally managed to flee. This is her harrowing, yet uplifting, true story of survival.

Christianity in the Caribbean

Essays on Church History


Author: Armando Lampe

Publisher: University of West Indies Press

ISBN: 9789766400293

Category: History

Page: 285

View: 4655

This is a collection of essays on the history of Christianity and the role of the Church in the processes of colonization and decolonization in the Caribbean. They look at the relationships that existed among slavery, colonialism and Catholicism.

Going to School During the Civil War

The Confederacy


Author: Kerry A. Graves

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736808026

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7382

Discusses the school life of the Confederate children during the Civil War, including school lessons, Confederate books, military academies, and life during battles. Includes activities.

The Atlantic Slave Trade

Effects on Economies, Societies and Peoples in Africa, the Americas, and Europe


Author: Joseph E. Inikori,Stanley L. Engerman

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822312437

Category: History

Page: 412

View: 4136

For review see: J.R. McNeill, in HAHR, 74, 1 (February 1994); p. 136-137.

Secret Journeys

The Trope of Women's Travel in American Literature


Author: Marilyn C. Wesley

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791439951

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 167

View: 2478

Examines the subversive and constructive narrative of female journey in American literature, from the seventeenth century to the present.

Masters and Slaves in the House of the Lord

Race and Religion in the American South, 1740-1870


Author: John B. Boles

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813148790

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 2601

Much that is commonly accepted about slavery and religion in the Old South is challenged in this significant book. The eight essays included here show that throughout the antebellum period, southern whites and blacks worshipped together, heard the same sermons, took communion and were baptized together, were subject to the same church discipline, and were buried in the same cemeteries. What was the black perception of white-controlled religious ceremonies? How did whites reconcile their faith with their racism? Why did freedmen, as soon as possible after the Civil War, withdraw from the biracial churches and establish black denominations? This book is essential reading for historians of religion, the South, and the Afro-American experience.

African Americans in South Texas History


Author: Bruce A. Glasrud

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603444823

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 4428

The history of South Texas is more racially and ethnically complex than many people realize. As a border area, South Texas has experienced some especially interesting forms of racial and ethnic intersection, influenced by the relatively small number of blacks (especially in certain counties), the function and importance of the South Texas cattle trade, proximity to Mexico, and the history of anti-black violence. The essays in African Americans in South Texas History give insight into this fascinating history. The articles in this volume, written over a span of almost three decades, were chosen for their readability, scholarship, and general interest. Contributors: Jennifer Borrer Edward Byerly Judith Kaaz Doyle Rob Fink Robert A. Goldberg Kenneth Wayne Howell Larry P. Knight Rebecca A. Kosary David Louzon Sarah R. Massey Jeanette Nyda Mendelssohn Passty Janice L. Sumler-Edmond Cary D. Wintz Rue Wood " . . . a valuable addition to the literature chronicling the black experience in the land of the Lone Star. While previous studies have concentrated on regions most reflective of Dixie origins, this collection examines the tri-ethnic area of Texas adjoining Mexico wherein cotton was scarce and cattle plentiful. Glasrud has assembled an excellent group of essays from which readers will learn much."-L. Patrick Hughes, professor of history, Austin Community College