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Modern slavery : a beginner's guide

Author: Kevin Bales; Zoe Trodd; Alex Kent Williamson
Publisher: Oxford : Oneworld, 2011.
Series: Oneworld beginners' guides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There are 27 million slaves alive - more than at any point in history. This number is also greater than the total population stolen from Africa during four centuries of the transatlantic slave trade. This book blends the research with first-hand accounts from the slaves to reveal the truth behind one of the worst humanitarian crises facing us.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Bales; Zoe Trodd; Alex Kent Williamson
ISBN: 9781851688159 1851688153
OCLC Number: 726090422
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
Description: ix, 224 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 22 cm.
Contents: Perpetual chains : slavery throughout history and today --
By yet another name : definitions and forms of modern slavery --
A money-making system : modern slavery and the global economy --
Their own sufferings : modern slavery for women and girls --
Of one blood : racial, ethnic, and religious aspects of modern slavery --
Subjugated soldiers, terrorized terrain : armed conflict and environmental destruction as factors in modern slavery --
The suffering of multitudes : modern slavery's health risks and consequences --
To effect its abolition : ending slavery in our lifetimes.
Series Title: Oneworld beginners' guides.
Responsibility: Kevin Bales, Zoe Trodd, Alex Kent Williamson.

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"What is needed is nothing less than a new abolition movement, led by campaigners as determined as Douglass or Wilberforce. This timely and important book is its rallying call." * The Times *

 
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