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Not for Sale: The Return of the Global Slave trade--and How We Can Fight Itby David Batstone
Synopses & Reviews
Award-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, Batstone carefully weaves the narratives of activists and those in bondage in a way that not only raises awareness of the modern-day slave trade, but also serves as a call to action.
With 2007 bringing the 200th anniversary of the climax of the 19th century abolitionist movement, the world pays 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 not tolerate. This anniversary serves not 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 cannot 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.
Profiles the modern generation of abolitionists who are fighting today's global human trafficking epidemic, citing its brutality and high global costs while presenting a call to action that offers practical recommendations for how to bring about its end. Original.
Human trafficking generates $31 billion annually and enslaves 27 million people around the globe, half of them children under the age of eighteen. Award-winning journalist David Batstone, whom Bono calls "a heroic character," profiles the new generation of abolitionists who are leading the struggle to end this appalling epidemic"--P.  of cover.
About the Author
David Batstone is professor of ethics at the University of San Francisco.
Table of Contents
Introduction: finding slavery in my own backyard — Shining light into the sexual darkness: Cambodia and Thailand — Breaking the chains of bonded laborers: South Asia — Rescuing the child soldiers: Uganda — Undermining the sex syndicate: Europe — Sheltering the lost children: Peru — Building a new Underground Railroad: USA — Conclusion: ending the slave trade in our time.
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