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The Slave Next Door

The Slave Next Door

Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today, With a New Preface

  • Author: Kevin Bales,Ron Soodalter
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520268660
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 312
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Describes the practice of human trafficking that exists in the United States in the present day.

The Slave Next Door

The Slave Next Door

Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today

  • Author: Kevin Bales,Ron Soodalter
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520948033
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 336
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In this riveting book, authors and authorities on modern day slavery Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter expose the disturbing phenomenon of human trafficking and slavery that exists now in the United States. In The Slave Next Door we find that 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 offences including slavery. Weaving together a wealth of voices—from slaves, slaveholders, and traffickers as well as from experts, counselors, law enforcement officers, rescue and support groups, and others—this book is also a call to action, telling what we, as private citizens, can do to finally bring an end to this horrific crime.

The Slave Next Door

The Slave Next Door

Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today

  • Author: Kevin Bales,Ron Soodalter
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520942998
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 320
  • View: 8878
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In this riveting book, authors and authorities on modern day slavery Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter expose the disturbing phenomenon of human trafficking and slavery that exists now in the United States. In The Slave Next Door we find that 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 offences including slavery. Weaving together a wealth of voices—from slaves, slaveholders, and traffickers as well as from experts, counselors, law enforcement officers, rescue and support groups, and others—this book is also a call to action, telling what we, as private citizens, can do to finally bring an end to this horrific crime.

Disposable People

Disposable People

New Slavery in the Global Economy

  • Author: Kevin Bales
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520217973
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 298
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Investigates slavery and other inhumane conditions in Mauritania, Brazil, Thailand, Pakistan, and India, and proposes three interrelated factors that helped to fuel the new slavery.

The Slave Across the Street

The Slave Across the Street

The True Story of how an American Teen Survived the World of Human Trafficking

  • Author: Theresa L. Flores,PeggySue Wells
  • Publisher: Ampelon Publishing
  • ISBN: 0982328680
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 192
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Reveals how the author became a victim of human trafficking while living at home with her unsuspecting parents in a Detroit suburb, discussing how she healed the wounds of sexual exploitation and offering important education and prevention advice.

Sex Trafficking

Sex Trafficking

Inside the Business of Modern Slavery

  • Author: Siddharth Kara
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231542631
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 320
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Since the publication of Sex Trafficking in 2007, Siddharth Kara has continued to travel across countries and continents, documenting the local factors and economic forces that support sexual slavery worldwide. His riveting encounters with victims and traffickers informed his screenplay for Trafficked (2016), now a major motion picture. The film features familiar figures from Sex Trafficking and the shocking conditions of their exploitation. It also includes cases Kara has uncovered since his book debuted. This new paperback edition of Sex Trafficking includes a preface by Kara in which he discusses his findings and updates the statistics relating to his business and economic analysis of contemporary slavery. After fifteen years, Kara has recorded nearly 900 cases of sex trafficking in forty-one countries and has helped advise on numerous legal, tactical, and policy efforts for abolishing modern-day slavery across the globe. Sex Trafficking continues to lead as a resource for those hoping to expose this hidden evil and eradicate its practice once and for all.

Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery

A Beginner's Guide

  • Author: Kevin Bales,Zoe Trodd,Alex Kent Williamson
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • ISBN: 1780740344
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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There are 27 million slaves alive today - more than at any point in history. Written by the world’s leading experts, this shocking examination combines original research with first-hand stories from the slaves themselves to provide a reliable account of one of the worst humanitarian crises facing us today. Looking to the future, the authors offer hope with a global blueprint that proposes to end slavery in our lifetime. Kevin Bales is president of Free the Slaves. He lives in Takoma Park, MD. Zoe Trodd and Alex Kent Williamson are history and pathology specialists respectively at Harvard University.

A Crime So Monstrous

A Crime So Monstrous

Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery

  • Author: E. Benjamin Skinner
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743290089
  • Category: History
  • Page: 330
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An exposâe of the modern slave trade in more than a dozen countries worldwide describes the illicit brothels, slave quarries, and child markets of the world's human trafficking networks, while also documenting the current state of abolitionist efforts.

Ending Slavery

Ending Slavery

How We Free Today’s Slaves

  • Author: Kevin Bales
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520254701
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 261
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Looks at the lives of people living as slaves today and proposes guidelines to rid the world of slavery.

Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking

A Global Perspective

  • Author: Louise Shelley
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139489771
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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This book examines all forms of human trafficking globally, revealing the operations of the trafficking business and the nature of the traffickers themselves. Using a historical and comparative perspective, it demonstrates that there is more than one business model of human trafficking and that there are enormous variations in human trafficking in different regions of the world. Drawing on a wide body of academic research - actual prosecuted cases, diverse reports and field work and interviews conducted by the author over the last sixteen years in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe and the former socialist countries - Louise Shelley concludes that human trafficking will grow in the twenty-first century as a result of economic and demographic inequalities in the world, the rise of conflicts and possibly global climate change. Coordinated efforts of government, civil society, the business community, multilateral organizations and the media are needed to stem its growth.

Blood and Earth

Blood and Earth

Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to Saving the World

  • Author: Kevin Bales
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 0812995767
  • Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Page: 290
  • View: 1297
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"Blood and Earth is a gripping account of the deadly link between slavery and environmental destruction. Kevin Bales is a social scientist, human rights activist, and journalist and he's also one of the world's leading experts on modern slavery. In his work he began to notice the connection between environmental decline and slavery: the two almost always went hand-in-hand, whether in the hellish gold mines of Ghana or the miraculously beautiful mangrove forests of Bangladesh. But why? He set off to find the answer on a fascinating and moving journey that took him into the lives of modern day slaves and along a supply chain that leads directly to the cell phones in our pockets. He found solutions that redeemed both the lives of the slaves in the world's most threatened places and the environments they live in. This is a clear-eyed, inspiring, and profoundly hopeful book that brings us dramatic stories from the world's environmental and human rights hotspots and offers solutions to our most pressing crises."

Hanging Captain Gordon

Hanging Captain Gordon

The Life and Trial of an American Slave Trader

  • Author: Ron Soodalter
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9781416522928
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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On a frosty day in February 1862, hundreds gathered to watch the execution of Nathaniel Gordon. Two years earlier, Gordon had taken Africans in chains from the Congo -- a hanging offense for more than forty years that no one had ever enforced. But with the country embroiled in a civil war and Abraham Lincoln at the helm, a sea change was taking place. Gordon, in the wrong place at the wrong time, got caught up in the wave. For the first time, Hanging Captain Gordon chronicles the trial and execution of the only man in history to face conviction for slave trading -- exploring the many compelling issues and circumstances that led to one man paying the price for a crime committed by many. Filled with sharply drawn characters, Soodalter's vivid account sheds light on one of the more shameful aspects of our history and provides a link to similar crimes against humanity still practiced today.

Not in My Town

Not in My Town

Exposing and Ending Human Trafficking and Modern-day Slavery

  • Author: Dillon Burroughs,Charles Powell
  • Publisher: New Hope Publishers (AL)
  • ISBN: 9781596693012
  • Category: Human trafficking
  • Page: 190
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Though illegal in most every country of the world, forms of slavery continue in nearly every country of the world-- including the United States. This book will help you discover an awareness of trafficking withing America's borders, and help you find specific ways to speak out and stand against trafficking worldwide by taking action here in the United States.

The War on Human Trafficking

The War on Human Trafficking

U.S. Policy Assessed

  • Author: Anthony DeStefano
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 0813541573
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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The United States has taken the lead in efforts to end international human trafficking-the movement of peoples from one country to another, usually involving fraud, for the purpose of exploiting their labor. Examples that have captured the headlines include the 300 Chinese immigrants that were smuggled to the United States on the ship Golden Venture and the young Mexican women smuggled by the Cadena family to Florida where they were forced into prostitution and confined in trailers. The public's understanding of human trafficking is comprised of terrible stories like these, which the media covers in dramatic, but usually short-lived bursts. The more complicated, long-term story of how policy on trafficking has evolved has been largely ignored. In The War on Human Trafficking, Anthony M. DeStefano covers a decade of reporting on the policy battles that have surrounded efforts to abolish such practices, helping readers to understand the forced labor of immigrants as a major global human rights story. DeStefano details the events leading up to the creation of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, the federal law that first addressed the phenomenon of trafficking in persons. He assesses the effectiveness of the 2000 law and its progeny, showing the difficulties encountered by federal prosecutors in building criminal cases against traffickers. The book also describes the tensions created as the Bush Administration tried to use the trafficking laws to attack prostitution and shows how the American response to these criminal activities was impacted by the events of September 11th and the War in Iraq. Parsing politics from practice, this important book gets beyond sensational stories of sexual servitude to show that human trafficking has a much broader scope and is inextricable from the powerful economic conditions that impel immigrants to put themselves at risk.

Human Trafficking Around the World

Human Trafficking Around the World

Hidden in Plain Sight

  • Author: Stephanie Hepburn,Rita J. Simon
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 023116145X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 448
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An examination of human trafficking around the world including the following countries: United States, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Colombia, Iraq, Syria, Canada, Italy, France, Iran, India, Niger, China, South Africa, Australia, United Kingdom, Chile, Germany, Poland, Mexico, Russia, and Brazil.

Slavery in the Land of the Free

Slavery in the Land of the Free

A Student's Guide to Modern Day Slavery

  • Author: Theresa Flores,Peggysue Wells
  • Publisher: Ampelon Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780989341981
  • Category:
  • Page: 176
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Slavery in the Land of the Free tackles the issue of human trafficking head on from Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author and trafficking victim Theresa Flores and author PeggySue Wells. Written for teens and young adults, this book explores who, what, where, why and how questions in a way thats easy to understand. Flores weaves her personal story of how she was trafficked in with helpful statistics and graphs to create a realistic overall picture of what one of the biggest injustices in the modern era entails.

The Slave Across the Street

The Slave Across the Street

The harrowing true story of how a 15-year-old girl became a sex slave

  • Author: Theresa Flores
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448184193
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 352
  • View: 3598
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It could happen to you. It happened to the girl next door... When Theresa was 15 she moved to a new school and fell for an older pupil, Daniel. Theresa was thrilled when one afternoon he asked if he could drive her home. But this simple decision would hold her captive as a sex slave for two long years. Daniel was part of a criminal ring that bribed and trafficked Theresa out of her own house, unknown to her parents. Theresa would go to school alongside these boys in the day and be called into service at night. Heart-rending, shocking and totally gripping The Slave Across the Street is the incredible true story of how an ordinary girl was lured into the sinister world of human trafficking – and how she eventually escaped and rebuilt her life.

Understanding Global Slavery

Understanding Global Slavery

A Reader

  • Author: Kevin Bales
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520245075
  • Category: History
  • Page: 212
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Slavery continues as a blight on the human world, with an estimated 27 million people around the world in bondage. Kevin Bales undertakes a discussion of the causes of enslavement & the socio-economic factors that sustain slavery in the 21st century.

Nobody's Girl

Nobody's Girl

A Memoir of Lost Innocence, Modern Day Slavery & Transformation

  • Author: Barbara Amaya
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780991255023
  • Category: Child trafficking victims
  • Page: 245
  • View: 2414
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The ten years spent as a victim in the world of human trafficking is just the beginning of the story

Hidden in Plain Sight: America's Slaves of the New Millennium

Hidden in Plain Sight: America's Slaves of the New Millennium

  • Author: Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1440854041
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 245
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Pimp-controlled sex workers, exploited migrants, domestic servants, and sex trafficking of runaway and homeless youth are just a few of the many forms of sex trafficking and labor trafficking going on all around the world—including in the United States. This book exposes both well-known and more obscure forms of human trafficking, documenting how these heinous crimes are encountered in our daily lives. • Exposes the tragic fact that human trafficking is likely going on in every city of the United States, often in legitimate industries, and that every American has worn, touched, or consumed goods produced with slave labor • Documents the shocking number of human trafficking forms, including sex trafficking of runaway and homeless youth, mail-order brides, forced labor and sex trafficking in massage parlors and nail salons, door-to-door solicitation crews, military sex tourism, child sex tourism, domestic servitude, gang-controlled sex trafficking, slavery in the chocolate and textile industries, and exploitation of undocumented migrants • Features a combination of direct experiences identifying and rescuing victims, interviews with convicted human traffickers, empirical research, and criminal case files • Lays out action items for the modern-day abolitionist movement to better prevent human trafficking victimization, as well as to protect survivors and prosecute offenders