Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Understanding Global SlaveryA Reader$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Kevin Bales

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780520245068

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520245068.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 25 May 2022

Understanding Slavery Today

Understanding Slavery Today

Chapter:
(p.1) Chapter 1 Understanding Slavery Today
Source:
Understanding Global Slavery
Author(s):

Kevin Bales

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520245068.003.0001

This chapter discusses the different features of slavery. It discusses the persistence of slavery in the twenty-first century, hereditary debt bondage in India, and the consequences of botched emancipation as seen in the United States after the Civil War and in postapartheid South Africa. The chapter reviews the work of investigators who are drawing attention to the dark corners of contemporary slavery, considers the question of why governments are not doing more to combat slavery, and looks at the economic costs and benefits of slavery and freedom.

Keywords:   slavery, slaves, debt bondage, emancipation, freedom

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.