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Slavery Today: A Groundwork Guide

Becky Cornell, Kevin Bales

Slavery Today: A Groundwork Guide

eBook (Groundwood Books Aug. 1, 2008)

An introduction to slavery in the world today, in rich and developing nations alike. Clearly and concisely written for young adult readers.

Twenty-seven million people — young and old, men and women — are locked in bondage worldwide. Slavery Today traces the products created by this inhuman system from the jungle and farm through the global markets and into our lives and homes.

Co-authored by the world's leading experts on modern slavery, it unpacks the controversies over prostitution and the buying back of slaves while setting out solutions and demonstrating how readers can get involved in the global anti-slavery movement.

"[The Groundwork Guides] are excellent books, mandatory for school libraries and the increasing body of young people prepared to take ownership of the situations and problems previous generations have left them." — Globe and Mail