Human Trafficking

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"Despite the United Nations having officially abolished slavery and the slave trade more than 60 years ago, millions of human beings continue to be enslaved. Human trafficking - the official term for the modern-day slave trade - consists of buying and selling people with the intent of exploiting them through forced labor or sexual acts." Human Trafficking provides a thorough examination of this issue. It describes the suffering caused by human trafficking as well as the financial and cultural conditions that make modern slavery possible, both

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Overview

"Despite the United Nations having officially abolished slavery and the slave trade more than 60 years ago, millions of human beings continue to be enslaved. Human trafficking - the official term for the modern-day slave trade - consists of buying and selling people with the intent of exploiting them through forced labor or sexual acts." Human Trafficking provides a thorough examination of this issue. It describes the suffering caused by human trafficking as well as the financial and cultural conditions that make modern slavery possible, both within and beyond national borders. The efforts of the United Nations, national governments, and nongovernmental organizations to combat human trafficking are thoroughly discussed, as are those to provide direct aid to the individual victims. Human Trafficking is an eye-opening account that examines how the trade is conducted in the United States, the Netherlands, Nigeria, India, and Belize. Each case study analyzes the patterns of trade, the types of exploitation, why countries have failed to halt the practice, and the unrelenting efforts to eradicate human trafficking.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Cullen-DuPont, an award-winning author of several books on women's history, including Women's Rights on Trial, provides a thorough and in-depth analysis of the complex issue of human trafficking—the official term for the modern-day slave trade. In the first part of the book, Cullen-DuPont provides an excellent overview of human trafficking from the global and U.S. perspectives. She also does an excellent job of combining research with personal stories of individuals who were victims of human trafficking. These personal stories reinforce the statistics and documents in the book. Anyone who uses this book for research will quickly learn that human trafficking goes beyond forcing women and children into prostitution; it also includes forced marriages, sweatshop labor, child military service, involuntary domestic servitude, and involuntary organ harvests, among other things. The second part of the book provides documents from the United States and other countries pertaining to human trafficking. These include international treaties, UN resolutions, news articles, and excerpts from the United States Trafficking in Persons Report. Also included is a substantial section on how to research human trafficking, which provides maps, charts, an annotated bibliography, and a list of organizations working to end human trafficking. BOTTOM LINE This latest addition to Facts On File's "Global Issues" series is a well-researched and eye-opening resource on a difficult topic. It would make an excellent addition to high school media centers as well as college and public libraries.—Diane Fulkerson, Univ. of West Georgia Lib., Carrollton
School Library Journal
Gr 10 Up—Cullen-DuPont provides a thorough discussion of modern-day slavery, also known as human trafficking. The book meticulously defines the term and outlines the problem both globally and domestically. Efforts of the United Nations and other nonprofit organizations to address the issues of labor and sexual servitude are discussed. The author sheds light on how the trade in humans continues despite the attempt of governments to thwart it. A section on primary sources includes passages from official documents citing cases and quotes from victims, while the final section offers suggestions on how to research the topic, along with useful charts, statistics (annotated), organizational listings, and a substantial, up-to-date, thematic bibliography. This is an invaluable resource, but it will best serve students in Advanced Placement classes. Other students may find Joyce Hart's Human Trafficking (Rosen, 2009) of more use.—Richelle Roth, Boone County Public Library, KY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816075454
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Series: Facts on File Global Issues Series
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,050,790
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Tables

Foreword Jessica Neuwirth Neuwirth, Jessica Taina Bien-Aime Bien-Aime, Taina

List of Acronyms

Pt. I At Issue

Ch. 1 Introduction 3

Ch. 2 Focus on the United States 44

Ch. 3 Global Perspectives 68

Pt. II Primary Sources

Ch. 4 United States Documents 131

Ch. 5 International Documents 171

Pt. III Research Tools

Ch. 6 How to Research Human Trafficking 231

Ch. 7 Facts and Figures 239

Ch. 8 Key Players A to Z 260

Ch. 9 Organizations and Agencies 276

Ch. 10 Annotated Bibliography 297

Chronology 321

Glossary 328

Index 331

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