New Slavery: A Reference Handbook (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, 2004 - Reference - 273 pages
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"New Slavery: A Reference Handbook" is as scholarly as it is shocking--a gripping account of modern slavery, from Pakistan to Paris, Nepal to New York. From bonded laborers in India and prostitutes in Thailand to illegal domestic workers in Kuwait, Tokyo, and London, this book surveys the grim and violent world of contemporary forced labor, human trafficking, and slavery.

More commonly associated with the horrors of 19th-century cotton plantations or Nazi concentration camps, slave labor remains alive and well. Despite antislavery laws in almost every country, slavery today is booming-- fueled by poverty, war, organized crime, and globalization. This book is both a serious study and an essential guide for policy makers, human rights lawyers, labor activists, and all those concerned with the ongoing fight against this timeless evil.

  

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Contents

A Reference Handbook 1 Background and History
1
A Reference Handbook 2 Problems Controversies and Solutions
15
A Reference Handbook 3 Slavery in America
39
A Reference Handbook 4 Chronology
55
A Reference Handbook 5 Biographical Sketches
71
A Reference Handbook 6 Facts Data Evidence and Testimony about Contemporary Slavery
97
A Reference Handbook 7 Directory of Organizations Associations and Agencies
161
A Reference Handbook 8 Selected Print and Nonprint Resources
201
A Reference Handbook Glossary
251
A Reference Handbook Index
257
A Reference Handbook About the Author
273
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Kevin Bales is the author of "Ending Slavery" and " Disposable People", both from UC Press. He is also Co-Founder of Free the Slaves, Washington DC, and Professor of Contemporary Slavery at the WIlberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation at the University of Hull. He is the world's leading expert on contemporary slavery.Ron Soodalter, historian, folklorist, and lecturer, is the author of "Hanging Captain Gordon: The Life and Trial of an American Slave Trader, " as well as articles on the historic and modern slave trade, the Civil War, and the American West. A respected Lincolnian scholar, he serves on the Board of the Abraham Lincoln Institute.

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