Enslaved: True Stories of Modern Day Slavery

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Jesse Sage, Liora Kasten
Macmillan, May 27, 2008 - Business & Economics - 218 pages

Twenty-seven million people are estimated to be held in slavery around the world today. This collection of first-hand accounts will raise awareness and show how slavery is thriving in the twenty first century. From poverty-stricken countries to affluent American suburbs, slaves toil as sweatshop workers, sex slaves, migrant workers, domestic servants, and chattel slaves. This groundbreaking collection includes accounts written by ten former slaves and slaveholders in Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the United States. From Micheline, a Haitian girl who wound up as a domestic worker in Connecticut, to Abdel, a Mauritanian slave owner turned abolitionist, these are stories that will 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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Jesse Sage and Liora Kasten are associate directors of the American Anti-Slavery Group. Sage has appeared on NPR, BET, Pacifica Radio, and has spoken widely across the country. Fast Company recognized him as one of its "Fast 50" social innovators for his development of activist web-portal iAbolish.com.

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