This Immoral Trade, new edition

Slavery in the 21st century: updated and extended edition


ISBN: 9780857214553

Publication date: August 20, 2013

Format: Ebook

Extent: 216 pages

Imprint: Monarch Books


Slavery remains rampant worldwide. At least 27 million men, women, and children are enslaved today, ranging from prostitutes in London to indentured workers in Burma. This book tells some of their stories. -The statistics of modern day slavery are shocking,- writes Baroness Cox. -Behind each statistic is a human being ‘ a man, woman, or child; and behind each human being is a family and a community which have been devastated or destroyed. As real-life experiences often speak louder than words, we introduce some of the hundreds of former slaves we have met personally.- The picture is changing rapidly: there are grounds for optimism, but also fresh concern. This popularly written but carefully researched volume has been fully updated for this new edition. It includes chapters on the causes of slavery, on the history of the practice, on different forms of contemporary slavery and truly shocking case studies from Sudan, Burma, Uganda, Indonesia, and the UK. Dr Lydia Tanner contributes a new chapter on human trafficking, and Mal Egner provides a chapter on the conditions endured by the Dalits of India. Former slave and South Sudanese Olympic athlete, Guor Marial, writes the foreword.

Meet the author: Lady Caroline Cox

Caroline Anne Cox, Baroness Cox, FRCN is a cross-bench member of the British House of Lords. She also is the founder and CEO of an organisation called Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust. She has campaigned for humanitarian causes, particularly relating to disability.

Meet the author: Mr Ziallo Gogui

Dr Lydia Tanner is the Advocacy and Communications Manager for the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust.

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