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Woman, Child For Sale the New Slave Trade in the 21st Century

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"Fast on the heels of the State Department's annual report on human trafficking comes this brief but frightening look at a $12-billion-a-year global industry. It's essentially a clip job — King's research into today's slave trade is based on remarks by concerned politicians, news stories and prior academic works, as well as on an exhaustive, chapter-long recap of the aforementioned 2003 Trafficking in Persons Report — but it is a valuable compilation of stories and statistics. A brief look at the history of slavery gives an overview of bondage in the Greco-Roman empire and a timeline of the African slave trade. Short recitations of trafficking case studies — a 14-year-old Thai girl whose promised 'good job' turned out to be prostitution, dozens of Peruvian nationals forced to work in factories and turn their wages over to a Long Island family — serve as illustrative but cursory examples. The information here, though cobbled together from prior sources, is inherently thought-provoking and is set forth clearly if inelegantly. Those seeking a quick course in the deplorable milieu of modern slave trafficking will find King's volume useful. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

An in-depth look at the atrocities faced by the unfortunate victims of the modern slave trade here and abroad.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596090057
Author:
King, Gilbert
Publisher:
Chamberlain Bros.
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Prostitution
Subject:
Slave-trade
Subject:
United States - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20040831
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.96x5.58x.83 in. .59 lbs.
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 240 pages Chamberlain Bros. - English 9781596090057 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Fast on the heels of the State Department's annual report on human trafficking comes this brief but frightening look at a $12-billion-a-year global industry. It's essentially a clip job — King's research into today's slave trade is based on remarks by concerned politicians, news stories and prior academic works, as well as on an exhaustive, chapter-long recap of the aforementioned 2003 Trafficking in Persons Report — but it is a valuable compilation of stories and statistics. A brief look at the history of slavery gives an overview of bondage in the Greco-Roman empire and a timeline of the African slave trade. Short recitations of trafficking case studies — a 14-year-old Thai girl whose promised 'good job' turned out to be prostitution, dozens of Peruvian nationals forced to work in factories and turn their wages over to a Long Island family — serve as illustrative but cursory examples. The information here, though cobbled together from prior sources, is inherently thought-provoking and is set forth clearly if inelegantly. Those seeking a quick course in the deplorable milieu of modern slave trafficking will find King's volume useful. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , An in-depth look at the atrocities faced by the unfortunate victims of the modern slave trade here and abroad.
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