Written by the world's leading experts and campaigners, Modern Slavery: A Beginner's Guide blends original research with shocking first-hand accounts from slaves themselves around the world to reveal the truth behind one of the worst humanitarian crises facing us today. Only a handful of slaves are reached and freed each year, but the authors offer hope for the future with a global blueprint that proposes to end slavery in our lifetime All royalties will go to Free the Slaves.
Kevin Bales is president of Free the Slaves and advisor to the UN and the US and British governments. He is the author of the award-winning Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy, and Ending Slavery: How We Free Today's Slaves.
Alex Kent Williamson is a pathology specialis at Harvard University.
Publisher: Oneworld Publications (April 1, 2011)
Length: 240 pages
"What is needed is nothing less than a new abolition movement, led by campaigners as determined as Douglass or Wilberforce. This timely and important book is its rallying call."
– The Times
"Modern Slavery is the most riveting expos
– Barbara Ehrenreich - award-winning journalist and bestselling author, whose books include 'Nickel an
"This is a book to make a reader's blood boil--and, I hope, to move him or her to action."
– Adam Hochschild - author of Bury the Chains, Half the Way Home and King Leopold's Ghost
"A dazzling work of scholarship and protest, a clarion call that will, like the abolitionist literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, awaken people to the dehumanizing effects of global capitalism. Bales, Trodd, and Williamson are leading the way in the effort to end modern slavery."
– John Stauffer - award-winning author and one of the world's leading scholars of antislavery movement
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