Enslaved: True Stories of Modern Day Slavery

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Sage, Liora Kasten
Palgrave Macmillan, Oct 31, 2006 - Social Science - 218 pages
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Today, millions of people are being held in slavery around the world. From poverty-stricken countries to affluent American suburbs, slaves toil as sweatshop workers, sex slaves, migrant workers, and domestic servants. With exposés by seven former slaves--as well as one slaveholder--from Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States, this groundbreaking collection of harrowing first-hand accounts reveals how slavery continues to thrive in the twenty-first century. From the memoirs of Micheline, a Haitian girl coerced into domestic work in Connecticut, to the confessions of Abdel Nasser, a Mauritanian master turned abolitionist, these stories heighten awareness of a global human rights crisis that can no longer be ignored.

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Eye opening. With the exception of one of the narratives*, these people's stories are both heartbreaking and inspiring. I find it amazing that the state of modern slavery isn't a more discussed topic ... Read full review

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Though the slave narrative died out at the end of the 19th century, the directors of the American Anti-Slavery Group have been "unfortunately ... compelled to revive it today" in order to illuminate ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Jesse Sage and Liora Kasten are directors of the American Anti-Slavery Group (www.iAbolish.org). Sage has appeared on NPR, BET, and Pacifica Radio, and was recognized by Fast Company magazine as one of its "Fast 50" social innovators for his development of the activist web-portal www.iAbolish.org. Kasten has worked with slavery survivors in India and Sudan, and helped organize a nationwide advocacy campaign to stop genocide in Sudan.

Gloria Steinem is best known for her outspoken advocacy on behalf of women.

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