November 12, 2020, by htaylor

Antislavery Usable Past eBook

Today we are engaged in a global antislavery movement. But there have been at least four large antislavery movements in human history. We are part of a long tradition of brilliant antislavery activists. By studying the history of the antislavery movement and the actions of our antislavery ancestors, we can find valuable, practical lessons.

One of the key outputs of our Antislavery Usable Past project is a free eBook, The Antislavery Usable Past: History’s Lessons for How We End Slavery Today. Edited by Kevin Bales and Zoe Trodd, the book is available for everyone. You can download a PDF copy or an ePub copy for your kindle, iPad, or other e-reader.

It’s full of crucial lessons from the past – offering a toolbox that we can apply to our work today and in the future, in order that we can build on past successes and not repeat past mistakes.

For example, there is material on:

  • How antislavery activists can recognise and prevent burnout and build resilience
  • The importance of language and visual representation in antislavery campaigning
  • Antislavery organisational culture and opinion-building

You can find the download link here – – and after you’ve downloaded a copy feel free to share it with others!

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