Modern slavery: the secret world of 27 million people

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Oneworld, Jul 25, 2009 - Political Science - 224 pages
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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.

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A heart-wrenching, factual account of the current state of slavery in our world. It was well-written and I learned a lot. May God bring freedom to the captives! Read full review

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This was a real hard book to read. It spoke of the darker elements of our world society but it also gave clear ways to end slavery. This book inspired me to take action and to learn more about modern day slavery. Read full review


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Kevin Bales, President of Free the Slaves in Washington, D.C. ( and Professor of Sociology at Roehampton University London in England, is the author of "Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy "and "Understanding Global Slavery "(both from UC Press), among other books. 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.

Zoe Trodd, Ph.D., is on the Tutorial Board in History and Literature at Harvard University.

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