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In the 1800s American South, Harriet Jacobs is enslaved and tormented by a cruel master. He relentlessly attempts to force her into a sexual union, and, when rebuffed, he separates her from her children and spends a lifetime trying to coerce her and then recapture her when she escapes to freedom. Jacobs outwits her tormentor and eventually reunites with her children, works in the cause of abolition and reform, and helps newly freed slaves with education and aftercare.

In 2012, Timothy Ballard encounters a grieving father in Haiti whose three-year-old son has been kidnapped and sold into slavery, along with thousands of children who were orphaned after an earthquake devastated the country. Inspired by Harriet Jacobs, Tim pledges to track down the missing child and leaves his job at the Department of Homeland Security to establish Operation Underground Railroad. This foundation infiltrates black markets in human trafficking, liberates victims, and provides a comprehensive aftercare process involving justice and rehabilitation for survivors.

Slave Stealers alternates these two riveting stories, weaving them together to expose the persistent evil of trafficking and sexual exploitation that has existed for centuries - and inspiring us to find a way to end it. Filled with heartbreaks and triumphs, miracles and disappointments, hair-raising escapes and daring rescues, this gripping book provides insight into this terrible evil and the good that can be done when caring people step up and stand in the light.

©2018 Tim Ballard (P)2018 Shadow Mountain

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Amazing and eye opening. I'm changed!

I knew it'd be interesting and eye opening but this book affected me more than I'd every imagine.
Ballard understands and knows the plagues of society. He knows how we could improve it. He shines a light on the dark happenings all around us.

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Couldn’t stop listening

What a fascinating book! I loved how the author wove in various true accounts into this book...linking the past and the present. These stories were validated because he actually had a first hand knowledge of the events for the present day experiences.

I also loved the references to God and the authors acknowledgement of a higher power than his own. To me this was very faith promoting especially when dealing with the heinous crime of human trafficking and slavery.

By the end of this book I was inspired to “do something “ to promote good in the world. I would recommend to all readers.

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Game changer for trafficking awareness!

I enjoyed this book thoroughly, as it educated me more on human trafficking, and those fighting the good fight to stop it.

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The cause of our age

This book is a stirring view into the greatest cause of our time. It’s hard to imagine a better introduction into the greatest evil of our day and how Good people can unite to destroy it.

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Wow what a powerful story about a very painful subject

I just finished listening to this book on a long car ride. I have a new appreciation and awareness for the history of slavery. Making it even more powerful, is having Tim retell the stories of bravery in the 1800’s as well as his recent undercover recuses. I hope this book sheds light on these horrific crimes of humanity, so that finally the world will come together as one to stop any form of human trafficking.

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Enlightening and unforgettable

Enlightening and unforgettable. I cant stop thinking about it. I want to pass this book on to everyone I know.

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Slavery now and then

Tim Ballard is my hero and this book not only taught me about history but about the slavery he is fighting. A must.

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Wake up and shake off the chains!

Preoccupation with self leads to hollow and empty life. Service is the light shinning in the darkness. There has just been another earthquake in Haiti August 14, 2021, oh how my heart aches. The devil is at work there countered by the equal opposition of O.U.R. I will support in any way I can. Consider this my pledge to help!

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Inspiring story but not a great book

Sounded more like a key note address than a book. Fantastic story and inspiring work with fascinating history.

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INCREDIBLE!!!

Can't even find it in our hearts to move on to another book yet because that one was so profound. Powerful. Heartbreaking. So much uncredible historical detail that inspires the reader to join the fight against slavery.

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  • 08-06-20

Exceptional

Heart wrenching, eye opening and enlightening. This is a remarkable work that highlights what it means to live a life of purpose. ultimately a call to all of us to step into the light.

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  • 03-01-22

Eye opening

It was good to learn more about slavery & the courageous fights against it.
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  • 03-21-19

Amazing book!

Such an eye opener to the reality of slaves past and present. a must read.