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Riassunto: African slaves in Haiti emancipated themselves from French rule in 1804 and created the independent black republic in the Western Hemisphere. But they reinstituted slavery for the most vulnerable members of Haitian society -- the children of the poor -- by using them as unpaid servants to the wealthy. These children were -- and still are -- restavecs, a French term whose literal meaning of "staying with" disguises the unremitting labor, abuse, and denial of education that characterizes the children's lives.
In this memoir, Jean-Robert Cadet recounts the harrowing story of his youth as a restavec, as well as his inspiring climb to middle-class American life. He vividly describes what it was like to be an unwanted illegitimate child "staying with" a well-to-do family whose physical and emotional abuse was sanctioned by Haitian society. He also details his subsequent life in the United States, where, despite American racism, he put himself through college and found success in the Army, in business, and finally in teaching.
L'autore: Jean-Robert Cadet is addressing the restavek issue with the Haitian government and prominent citizens to affect change within Haiti. He raises awareness of the issue by speaking at colleges and universities across the United States and to government organizations around the world. He founded the Jean R. Cadet Organization to bring an end to child slavery in Haiti through increased global awareness of the issue while also providing immediate relief to children trapped in the restavek system.
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Descrizione libro Univ of Texas Pr, Austin, Texas, U.S.A., 1998. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Good-. 1998, soft cover, signed by author, slight edgewear, ink writing inside front cover, 182 p. Signed by Author. Codice libro della libreria 52950
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Descrizione libro Univ of Texas Pr, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0292712022
Descrizione libro Univ of Texas Pr, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Acceptable. Codice libro della libreria SONG0292712022