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The slave next door : human trafficking and slavery in America today

Author: Kevin Bales; Ron Soodalter
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, [2010], ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : New edView all editions and formats
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Slaves are all around us, hidden in plain sight: the dishwasher in the kitchen of the neighborhood restaurant, the kids on the corner selling cheap trinkets, the man sweeping the floor of the local department store. In these pages we also meet some unexpected slaveholders, such as a 27-year old middle-class Texas housewife who is currently serving a life sentence for offenses including slavery. Weaving together a  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Bales; Ron Soodalter
ISBN: 9780520268661 0520268660
OCLC Number: 640080269
Notes: Previous ed.: 2009.
Reprinted in paperback 2010. "With a new preface"--P. 1 of cover.
Description: xxii, 312 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Slaves in the land of the free. The old slavery and the new --
House slaves --
Slaves in the pastures of plenty --
Supply and demand --
New business models --
Eating, wearing, walking, and talking slavery --
The final emancipation. Slaves in the neighborhood --
States of confusion --
The Feds --
A future without slavery.
Other Titles: Human trafficking and slavery in America today
Responsibility: Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter.

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Exposes the disturbing phenomenon of human trafficking and slavery that exists in the United States. This title weaves together a wealth of voices - from slaves, slaveholders, and traffickers as well  Read more...

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"An informative call to action ... a humane and helpful primer on how to sever the links that create and hide human bondage." Publishers Weekly 20090504 "Will likely change the way you understand Read more...

 
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