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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.

Published: HarperCollins on Oct 6, 2009
ISBN: 9780061977770
List price: $8.99
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An eye-opening book whose stories alternately pummel you reasons to despair and hope. Didn't fully appreciate how wide-spread human trafficking is. If you don't think it was a big problem; you're wrong. If you think it's a big problem; it's even worse than you thought. This is a great book to help spread the word.read more
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Journalist David Batstone illustrates each of several catagories of forced labor--adult and child sex industry and trafficking , child soldiers, indebted laborers--with the stories from those who have been directly involved. The depictions of horror are coupled with narratives of the folks who are working to assist those in need giving an inspirational boost to the book.No new ground is covered here, but this is a good introduction to the major areas of the global slave trade.read more
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If you thought that slavery was a non-existent or even a minor issue in the world today, then you have to read this book. This is a great introduction to the modern slave trade that has human beings as the second largest commodity on the illegal trade markets. It reaches all corners of the world and no one is immune to it.read more
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An eye-opening book whose stories alternately pummel you reasons to despair and hope. Didn't fully appreciate how wide-spread human trafficking is. If you don't think it was a big problem; you're wrong. If you think it's a big problem; it's even worse than you thought. This is a great book to help spread the word.
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Journalist David Batstone illustrates each of several catagories of forced labor--adult and child sex industry and trafficking , child soldiers, indebted laborers--with the stories from those who have been directly involved. The depictions of horror are coupled with narratives of the folks who are working to assist those in need giving an inspirational boost to the book.No new ground is covered here, but this is a good introduction to the major areas of the global slave trade.
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If you thought that slavery was a non-existent or even a minor issue in the world today, then you have to read this book. This is a great introduction to the modern slave trade that has human beings as the second largest commodity on the illegal trade markets. It reaches all corners of the world and no one is immune to it.
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An inspiring introduction to the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery, Not for Sale offers stories of slavery and redemption from around the world, including Thailand, Uganda, Peru, and the United States. Batstone expresses his desire to recruit a new generation of abolitionists that will be fresh energy, creativity, and vision to campaign to end slavery. A
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Book on current day slave practices. Chapters with info on who you can contact to help.
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