New Slavery: A Reference Handbook

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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, Ph.D., is president of Free the Slaves, the American sister-organization of Anti-Slavery International, and professor of sociology at University of Surrey Roehampton, London, England.

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