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Friday, December 30, 2011
Ending Slavery: How We Free Today's Slaves by Kevin Bales
An Important Book
Published in 2007 by University of California Press.
So, who is surprised to hear that there are still slaves in this modern world in such places as India, Burma, Brazil, Haiti, Maryland and San Diego? What - Maryland? San Diego? Sadly, yes. Approximately 27 million of them around the world.
This well-researched, easy-to-read, hopeful book details several individual examples of slavery, how slaves are captured nowadays, the jobs they typically do, what to look for, how to combat slavery and long-term solutions.
Ocassionally repetitive, but it will definitely make you think.
Pet peeve: Bales includes lots of endnotes with commentary. This necessitated my having to flip back and forth from the text to endnotes. Please authors - if you are going to make comments in your endnotes, make them footnotes!
I rate this book 4 stars out of 5.
This book can be found on Amazon.com here: Ending Slavery: How We Free Today's Slaves.
Reviewed on February 16, 2008.