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The Resource Slaves in paradise : a priest stands up for exploited sugarcane workers, Jesús García ; translated by RIchard Goodyear ; foreword by Seán Patrick Cardinal O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap

Slaves in paradise : a priest stands up for exploited sugarcane workers, Jesús García ; translated by RIchard Goodyear ; foreword by Seán Patrick Cardinal O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap

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Slaves in paradise : a priest stands up for exploited sugarcane workers
Title
Slaves in paradise
Title remainder
a priest stands up for exploited sugarcane workers
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Jesús García ; translated by RIchard Goodyear ; foreword by Seán Patrick Cardinal O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap
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  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"With its beautiful beaches and golf courses, the island of the Dominican Republic is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean. Yet when missionary priest Fr. Christopher Hartley arrived in the country in 1997, he discovered another side to this paradise: the deplorable living and working conditions of the people who harvest the country s sugarcane, and the illegal human trafficking that brings them to the plantations as slaves. Inspired by the Gospels and Mother Teresa, Fr. Hartley carried out intense evangelization efforts in his large parish, which included several cane cutter camps. He brought the Good News of salvation in Christ and the sacraments of the Church to many workers and their families whose unjust treatment was being ignored at every level of society. Drawing from the social teachings of the Church, he denounced the exploitation, including in a speech before the president of the Dominican Republic and in meetings with the owners of the plantations. Because of his strong criticism, he endured harsh treatment, was threatened with death, and eventually had to leave the country. This book chronicles Fr. Hartley's missionary work in the Dominican Republic. It includes detailed letters he wrote to his friends and benefactors about the needs of his people and the injustices they endured. Filled with rich spiritual reflections and apostolic passion, his letters tell heart-wrenching stories of human misery while revealing the deep and abiding faith he found among the poor." --
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contains biographical information
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1977-
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García, Jesús
Dewey number
972.93
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
Literary form
non fiction
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1944-
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  • Goodyear, Richard
  • O'Malley, Seán P.
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  • Hartley Sartorius, Christopher
  • Hartley Sartorius, Christopher
  • Franciscans
  • Franciscans
  • Forced labor
  • Sugar workers
  • Haitians
  • Forced labor
  • Haitians
  • Missions
  • Sugar workers
  • Dominican Republic
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Slaves in paradise : a priest stands up for exploited sugarcane workers, Jesús García ; translated by RIchard Goodyear ; foreword by Seán Patrick Cardinal O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap
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Note
Original Spanish edition: Esclavos en el paraíso
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1826298
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9781621640462
Lccn
2016939764
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9781621640462
  • (OCoLC)967765777
Label
Slaves in paradise : a priest stands up for exploited sugarcane workers, Jesús García ; translated by RIchard Goodyear ; foreword by Seán Patrick Cardinal O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap
Publication
Note
Original Spanish edition: Esclavos en el paraíso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1826298
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9781621640462
Lccn
2016939764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781621640462
  • (OCoLC)967765777

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