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Slavery Today (Groundwork Guides)

Slavery Today (Groundwork Guides)    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-0-88899-773-9
Pages 142
Language English only
Price $11.00
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Written by Kevin Bales & Becky Cornell.
Published by Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2008.


Slavery didn't end in the nineteenth century — it's all around us. 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. Co-authored by the world's leading expert on modern slavery, it unpacks the controversies over prostitution and the buying back of slaves while setting out solutions and demonstrating how readers can get involved in the global anti-slavery movement.

Kevin Bales is the world's leading expert on modern slavery. He is president of Free the Slaves, the US sister-organization of Anti-Slavery International, the world's oldest human rights group. He is Emeritus Professor, Roehampton University, London. Becky Cornell has published on US anti-slavery law, and is an aide in the United States Congress, where she serves as an advisor on human trafficking and human rights.

The Groundwork Guides provide an overview of key contemporary political and social issues. Engaging, concise and clearly written, these books tackle pressing and sometimes controversial topics, offering both a lively introduction to the subject and a strong point of view.

This book is suitable for ages 14 and up.
"[The Groundwork Guides] are excellent books, mandatory for school libraries and the increasing body of young people prepared to take ownership of the situations and problems previous generations have left them." – The Globe and Mail
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