Slavery Today

Slavery Today

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Baker & Taylor
Discusses worldwide modern slavery and its effects, including the types of modern slavery, its relationship with globalization, and how the world can end slavery.

Perseus Publishing
Forced to work in back-breaking, under- or unpaid jobs from agricultural work to prostitution, slaves today ? men and women, old and young ? are trapped in the same spiral of brutality and control they have endured for centuries, with one crucial difference: a collapse in the price of human beings. Globalization, governmental corruption, and the population explosion have thrust billions of people into the pool of potential slaves. This huge surplus of impoverished people has pushed the human price tag to only $100, the cost of a pair of ?designer” jeans. This means that it’s worse to be a slave today than ever before. Slavery Today traces the "products" created by this inhuman system from the jungle and farm through the global markets and into our lives and homes. It addresses the controversies over prostitution and the buying back of slaves while presenting solutions and ways readers can get involved in the growing global anti-slavery movement.

& Taylor

Twenty-seven million people--young and old, men and women--are locked in bondage worldwide. In rich countries, slaves are forced to work as servants, agricultural workers, and prostitutes. In the developing world, slaves are indentured in agriculture, small factories, the fishing industry, and thousands of other back-breaking jobs. Slavery Today traces the products created by this inhuman system from the jungle and farm through the global markets into our lives and homes.

Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books, 2008
ISBN: 9780888997722
Branch Call Number: 306.362 BAL
Characteristics: 141 p. :,ill. ;,19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Cornell, Becky


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