Woman, Child for Sale: The New Slave Trade in the 21st Century
Woman, Child for Sale: The New Slave Trade in the 21st Century (Paperback)
by Gilbert King (Author), Eleanor Clift (Foreword) "Every ten minutes, a woman or child is trafficked into the United States for forced labor..."
From Publishers Weekly
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.
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Marta Salij, Detroit Free Press (10/24/04)
Incendiary…includes all the statistics and background you could wish to have…
|Woman, Child for Sale: The New Slave Trade in the 21st Century|
author: Gilbert King
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