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Buying freedom : the ethics and economics of slave redemption

Author: Anthony Appiah; Martin Bunzl
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2007.
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"If "slavery" is defined broadly to include bonded child labor and forced prostitution, there are upward of 25 million slaves in the world today. Individuals and groups are freeing some slaves by buying them from their enslavers. But slave redemption is as controversial today as it was in pre-Civil War America. In Buying Freedom, Kwame Anthony Appiah and Martin Bunzl bring together economists, anthropologists,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Buying freedom.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2007
(OCoLC)608036907
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Appiah; Martin Bunzl
ISBN: 9780691130095 0691130094 9780691130101 0691130108
OCLC Number: 71242000
Description: xii, 283 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Some simple analytics of slave redemption / Dean S. Karlan and Alan B. Krueger --
Slave redemption when it takes time to redeem slaves / Carol Ann Rogers and Kenneth A. Swinnerton --
Exploration of the worst forms of child labor : is redemption a viable option? / Arnab K. Basu and Nancy H. Chau --
Slavery, freedom, and sen / Stanley Engerman --
Freedom, servitude, and voluntary contracts / Jonathan Conning and Michael Kevane --
Slavery and slave redemption in the Sudan / Jok Madut Jok --
Dilemmas in the practice of rachat in French West Africa / E. Ann McDougall --
End of serfdom in Russia--
lessons for Sudan? / Lisa D. Cook --
Conflicting imperatives : black and white American abolitionists debate slave redemption / Margaret M. R. Kellow --
Frederick Douglass and the politics of slave redemptions / John Stauffer --
Moral quandary of slave redemption / Howard McGary --
Next best thing / Martin Bunzl --
What's wrong with slavery? / Kwame Anthony Appiah --
Appendix, "They call us animals," testimonies of abductees and slaves in Sudan / Jok Madut Jok.
Responsibility: edited by Kwame Anthony Appiah and Martin Bunzl ; with a foreword by Kevin Bales.
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Brings together economists, anthropologists, historians, and philosophers for an examination of the practical and ethical implications of slave redemption. This book includes essays by the editors  Read more...

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"Slavery? In the modern world? Many readers will be shocked to read that human beings are still owned, bought, and sold. Editors Appiah and Bunzl present a series of essays documenting current Read more...

 
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