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Slave Next Door Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today

ISBN-10: 0520255151

ISBN-13: 9780520255159

Edition: 2009

Authors: Kevin Bales, Ron Soodalter, K. Bales

List price: $70.95
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In this riveting book, authors and authorities on modern day slavery Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter expose the disturbing phenomenon of human trafficking and slavery that now exists in the United States. InThe Slave Next Doorwe find that slaves are all around us, hidden in plain sight: the dishwasher in the kitchen of the neighborhood restaurant, the kids on the corner selling cheap trinkets, the man sweeping the floor of the local department store. Slavery in fact flourishes in fields and factories, construction sites, restaurants, sweatshops, laundries, brothels, and houses in nearly all of the 50 states. In these pages we also meet some unexpected slaveholders, such as a 27-year old middle-class Texas housewife who is currently serving a life sentence for offences including slavery. Weaving together a wealth of voices--from slaves, slaveholders, and traffickers as well as from experts, counselors, law enforcement officers, rescue and support groups, and others--this book not only describes where and how slavery occurs in this country, but is also a call to action, telling what we, as private citizens, can do to finally bring an end to this horrific crime.
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Book details

List price: $70.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 6/18/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Ron Soodalter is a passionate educator and lay historian. With a master's degree in education and full master's credits in American folk culture, he has taught American history and was formerly a museum curator. He has also been a professional artist and concert guitarist, and has field-collected the traditional ballads of America, Scotland and Ireland. He operates a consortium of special effects and animation studios for the commercial television market. Mr. Soodalter lives in Chappaqua, New York.

Acknowledgments
Slaves in the Land of the Free
The Old Slavery and the New
House Slaves
Slaves in the Pastures of Plenty
Supply and Demand
New Business Models
Eating, Wearing, Walking, and Talking Slavery
The Final Emancipation
Slaves in the Neighborhood
States of Confusion
The Feds
A Future without Slavery
Appendix: For Further Information
Notes
Index