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Understanding Global Slavery: A Reader

Kevin Bales


Although slavery is illegal throughout the world, it has previously been noted by the author of this book that more than twenty-seven million people—in countries from Pakistan to Thailand to the United States—are still trapped in bondage. The book looks beyond the specific instances of slavery described previously to explore broader themes about slavery's causes, its continuation, and how it might be ended. Written to raise awareness and deepen understanding, and touching again on individual lives around the world, it tackles head-on one of the most urgent and difficult problems facing us toda ... More

Keywords: slavery, causes of slavery, global slavery, human trafficking, Pakistan, Thailand, United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780520245068
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520245068.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin Bales, author