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- DescriptionAward-winning journalist David Batstone reveals the story of a new generation of 21st century abolitionists and their heroic campaign to put an end to human bondage. In his accessible and inspiring book Not for Sale , Batstone carefully weaves the narratives of activists and those in bondage in a way that t only raises awareness of the modern-day slave trade, but also serves as a call to action. 2007 brought the 200th anniversary of the climax of the 19th century abolitionist movement, and inspired the world to pay tribute to great visionary figures such as William Wilberforce of the United Kingdom and American Frederick Douglass for their remarkable strides toward framing slavery as a moral issue that people of good conscience could t tolerate. This anniversary serves t only as a commemorative date for battles won against slavery, but also as a reminder that slavery and bondage still persist in the 21st century. An estimated 27 million people around the globe suffer in situations of forced labor and commercial sexual exploitation from which they cant free themselves. Trafficking in people has become increasingly transnational in scope and highly lucrative. After illegal drug sales and arms trafficking, human trafficking is today the third most profitable criminal activity in the world, generating $31 billion annually. As many as half of all those trafficked worldwide for sex and domestic slavery are children under 18 years of age. Batstone tells the inspiring stories of a new generation of abolitionists arising among us to put a stop to human trafficking. Not for Sale tells the stories of rescued victims and their heroic rescuers, background briefings on human trafficking, and practical ideas that empower individuals and their communities to join the campaign for human freedom.
- Author BiographyDavid Batstone, Ph.D., is Professor of Ethics at the University of San Francisco. His book Saving the Corporate Soul & (Who Knows?) Maybe Your Own won the prestigious Nautilus Award for Best Business Book in 2004. Batstone also serves as Senior Editor of a business magazine, Worthwhile, and was a cofounder of Business 2.0. Batstone appears regularly in USA Today's Weekend Edition as America's ethics guru.
- Author(s)David Batstone
- PublisherHarperCollins Publishers Inc
- Date of Publication01/11/2010
- SubjectCurrent Affairs & Issues
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight227 g
- Width135 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine18 mm
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- destiny-rose02 Mar, 2017by
Absolutely incredible book, so informing, tragic, but also inspiring!
I cannot put into words just how incredible this book is. Truly a compelling book that is nearly impossible to put down! The language form is fantastic, too- it is straightforward so it is easy to understand and grasp complex, often tragic facts. While the book is very confronting, it forces us to think beyond our own lives and see how we can contribute to make a difference, no matter how small and simple this contribution may be. Thus it is incredibly inspiring. Definitely worth the money, cannot recommend enough!
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