This Immoral Trade: Slavery in the 21st Century

This Immoral Trade: Slavery in the 21st Century


By (author) Baroness Cox, By (author) Lydia Tanner, By (author) John Marks

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  • Publisher: Monarch Books
  • Format: Paperback | 216 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 228mm x 14mm | 300g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0857214446
  • ISBN 13: 9780857214447
  • Edition statement: 2nd, new edition, updated and extended
  • Illustrations note: 8pp colour section
  • Sales rank: 328,708

Product description

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.

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

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"An extremely important book." -- Gaspar Biro, former UN Special Rapporteur on Sudan "This book demands the attention of all who would seek to follow in the footsteps of Wilberforce and to be the change they want to see in the world." -- Most Revd and Rt Hon. Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York Slavery remains rampant worldwide. It is estimated that more than 27 million slaves exist today, ranging from prostitutes in London to identured workers in Burma, This new edition has been comprehensively updated with extra material and case histories from around the world. -- Third Way Third Way 20130730 'This book highlights the desperate situations in countries like Uganda, Sudan, Myanmar (Burma), the Philippines and India, where countless thousands of men, women and children are caught up in various forms of slavery.' -- Mary Stolarski evangelicals now 20130401