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- DescriptionTwenty-seven million people are estimated to be held in slavery around the world today. This collection of first-hand accounts will raise awareness and show how slavery is thriving in the twenty-first century. From poverty-stricken countries to affluent American suburbs, slaves toil as sweatshop workers, sex slaves, migrant workers, domestic servants and chattel slaves. This groundbreaking collection includes accounts written by ten former slaves and slave holders in Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the United States. From Micheline, a Haitian girl who wound up as a domestic worker in Connecticut, to Abdel, a Sudanese slave owner turned abolitionist, these are stories that will heighten awareness of a global human rights crisis that can longer be igred.
- Author BiographyJESSE SAGE and LIORA KASTEN are Associate Directors of the American Anti-Slavery Group. Sage has appeared on NPR, BET, Pacifica Radio, and has spoken widely across the country. Fast Company recognized him as one of its 'Fast 50' social innovators for his development of activist web-portal iAbolish.com.
- PublisherSt Martin's Press
- Date of Publication19/01/2007
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSt Martin's Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight481 g
- Width189 mm
- Height246 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Edited byJesse Sage,Liora Kasten
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