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Slavery in the twentieth century : the evolution of a global pattern

Author: Suzanne Miers
Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Places modern slavery in its historical context, tracing the phenomenal development of the international anti-slavery movement. This book demonstrates how the problems of eradication seem greater and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Miers
ISBN: 0759103402 9780759103405 0759103399 9780759103399
OCLC Number: 60498857
Description: xx, 505 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The rise of the British antislavery movement --
Forging a treaty network against the slave trade --
Emancipation in theory and practice --
From slavery to new forms of exploitation --
New international machinery --
Ethiopia, the League of Nations, and slavery --
Slavery in Hijaz --
The Temporary Slavery Commission and the expanding definition of slavery --
The Slavery Convention of 1926 --
The International Labor Organization and the Forced Labor Convention --
The League of Nations and slavery in the British Empire --
The problems of a moral foreign policy 1925-1932 --
The Committee of Experts on Slavery --
The Advisory Committee of Experts on Slavery --
Slavery in a changing world 1932-1939: Ethiopia --
Slavery in a changing world 1932-1939: Arabia, the Red Sea and Persian Gulf --
The Advisory Committee of Experts on Slavery 1936-1939 --
The slavery question from 1939-1949 --
The Cold War and the Supplementary Slavery Convention of 1956 --
The end of slavery in Arabia and the Persian Gulf 1950-1970 --
Slavery at the United Nations 1956-1966 --
The final struggle for a United Nations Slavery Committee 1966-1974 --
Epilogue: The UN Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery --
Contemporary forms of slavery --
Conclusion: the antislavery campaign in the twentieth century.
Responsibility: Suzanne Miers.

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Suzanne Miers writes with conviction-it would be hard to be impartial about slavery-but this book is a thoughtful, rigorous and scholarly survey of its subject. The scholarship is impeccable. As it Read more...

 
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