Enslaved: True Stories of Modern Day Slavery

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-05-27
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

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Twenty-seven million people are estimated to be held in slavery around the world today. This collection of first-hand accounts will raise awareness and show how slavery is thriving in the twenty-first century. From poverty-stricken countries to affluent American suburbs, slaves toil as sweatshop workers, sex slaves, migrant workers, domestic servants, and chattel slaves. This groundbreaking collection includes accounts written by ten former slaves and slaveholders in Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the United States. From Micheline, a Haitian girl who wound up as a domestic worker in Connecticut, to Abdel, a Sudanese slave owner turned abolitionist, these are stories that will heighten awareness of a global human rights crisis that can no longer be ignored.

Author Biography

Jesse Sage and Liora Kasten are associate directors of the American Anti-Slavery Group. Sage has appeared on NPR, BET, Pacifica Radio, and has spoken widely across the country.  Fast Company recognized him as one of its "Fast 50" social innovators for his development of activist web-portal iAbolish.com. 

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Forewordp. ix
Introduction: Behind the Stories: Modern Day Slavery in Contextp. 1
The Journey of an Orphan: In and Out of Bondage from Haiti to Connecticutp. 11
Beyond Abeeda: Surviving Ten Years of Slavery in Sudanp. 39
My Life as a Slave in Americap. 61
Trapped on the Balcony: A Tale of a Sri Lankan Held Hostage in Lebanonp. 81
Laogai: Inside China's Forgotten Labor Campsp. 113
Out of Egypt: A Lifeline via Email for an Enslaved Au Pair in Cairop. 143
Atop the Second Wave: Testimony from a Belarus Prisonp. 163
Amazing Grace: A Slave Owner's Awakening in Mauritaniap. 177
Epilogue: Where You Come Inp. 207
Contributorsp. 215
Discussion Guidep. 217
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