Publisher description for Enslaved : true stories of modern day slavery / edited by Jesse Sage and Liora Kasten ; foreword by Gloria Steinem.


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Twenty-seven million people are estimated to be held in slavery around the world today. This collection of first-hand accounts will raise awareness and show how slavery is thriving in the twenty first century. From poverty-stricken countries to affluent American suburbs, slaves toil as sweatshop workers, sex slaves, migrant workers, domestic servants, and chattel slaves. This groundbreaking collection includes accounts written by ten former slaves and slaveholders in Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the United States. From Micheline, a Haitian girl who wound up as a domestic worker in Connecticut, to Abdel, a Sudanese slave owner turned abolitionist, these are stories that will heighten awareness of a global human rights crisis that can no longer be ignored.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Slavery -- Case studies.
Forced labor -- Case studies.
Prostitution -- Case studies.
Slaves -- Biography.