Trapped: Modern-Day Slavery in the Brazilian Amazonby Binka Le Breton
Pub. Date: 01/28/2003
Publisher: Kumarian Press, Inc.
In this personal account of modern-day slavery, Breton travels through Brazil tracing the elements and subjects of the cruel and deceitful practices of debt-bondage that enmesh thousands of Amazon migrant workers. Breton interviews slaves and those who benefit from slavery, and discusses efforts to eradicate it. The book is illustrated with a handful of black & white photographs and explanatory charts. Breton, an author and English teacher who settled in a remote corner of southeastern Brazil, writes for a general audience. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Table of Contents
Foreword Archbishop Desmond Tutu; Preface Kevin Bales; Introduction: Slavery Alive and Well Around the World; 1) The Chain of Slavery: The Nuts, Bolts, and History of Modern-Day Debt Bondage; 2) Links in the Chain: Boss, Contractor, Gunman; Peon, Prostitute, Lodging Keeper; 3) The Occupation of Amazonia: Land Without Men for Men Without Land; 4) Debt Slavery: The Bosses: Connivance and Impurity from the Ruthless Rich; 5) The Gatos: Men in the Middle: Overseers and Gunmen; 6) The Peons: Held Fast by Their Debt, Their Isolation, and Their Ignorance; 7) The Women: Those Who Wait, Those Who Comfort, Those Who Profit; 8) Violence: The Cycle of Rural Conflict; 9) Resistance: Liberation Theology and the Role of the Church; 10) The Landless Movement: An Alternative for Landless Workers?; 11) The Vila Rica Commission: One Town’s Attempt to Deal with Debt Bondage; 12) A Case History: Slavery Through the Eyes of a Peon and His Wife; 13) Volkswagen’s Model Ranch: What Went Wrong; 14) Model Ranch 2001: A State-of-the-Art Ranch Is Accused of Slavery; 15) Black Slaves, White Slaves: “I Used to Be Somebody, Now I'm Nothing” What Can Be Done?; 16) Into the Enemy's Camp: On the Road with the Flying Squad
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