Interest in contemporary slavery has increased dramatically over the last ten years, but there remains a widespread tendency to view slavery in the past and slavery in current society as independent fields of study. This book provides a comparative analysis of historical slave systems and modern forms of human bondage. From this standpoint, recent concerns over human trafficking, debt-bondage, child labor and other related problems are analyzed in view of the historical strengths and weaknesses of the legal abolition of slavery . By bringing together a range of studies on different aspects of slavery, both past and present, this book provides a platform for promoting dialogue about ways of addressing both contemporary slavery and the enduring legacies of historical slave systems.--Publisher's description. Child labor; Comparative analysis; Contemporary history; Forced labor; Government policy; Human trafficking; Liberation movements; Modern history; Prostitution; Slavery.
UNESCO Slave Route Project and Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note
Defining slavery in all its forms The question of numbers Human bondage in a comparative perspective Legal abolition Effective emancipation Conclusion : public policy and political activism.
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