Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery

The Secret World of 27 Million People

Book - 2009/05/15
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Perseus Publishing
There are 27 million slaves alive today, more than at any point in history, and more than were stolen from Africa during four centuries of the transatlantic slave trade. Written by the world’s leading experts, this shocking and powerful examination combines original research with first-hand stories from the slaves themselves to provide a reliable account of one of the worst humanitarian crises facing us today. Conservative estimates place the number of slaves living in the US right now at 40,000 with 17,000 individuals being trafficked a year. Around half of these will be forced into the sex industry while others labour in plain sight in hotels and restaurants. Only a few slaves are reached and freed each year, but the authors offer hope for the future with a global blueprint that proposes to end slavery in our lifetime. Kevin Bales is president of Free the Slaves and advisor to the UN and the US and British governments. He lives in Takoma Park, MD. Zoe Trodd teaches in the history and literature department at Harvard University. Dr. Alex Kent Williamson works at Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard University.


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There are 27 million slaves alive today - more than at any other point in our history.Written by the world's leading experts, this examination combines original research with first-hand accounts from actual slaves to expose one of today's worst humanitarian crises. The first introductory guide to modern slavery in all its forms, coverage includes modern slavery's history, economy, health consequences, and gender, racial, and religious dynamics, and the pressures of armed conflict and environmental disaster.

Publisher: Natl Book Network 2009/05/15
ISBN: 9781851686414
185168641X
Branch Call Number: 306.362 BAL
Characteristics: 224 p
Additional Contributors: Williamson, Alex Kent
Trodd, Zoe

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