A Crime So Monstrous

A Crime So Monstrous

Face-to-face With Modern-day Slavery

eBook - 2008 | First Free Press hardcover edition.
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There are more slaves in the world today than at any time in history. In this account of contemporary slavery, journalist Skinner travels around the globe to personally tell stories that need to be told--and heard. With years of reporting in such places as Haiti, Sudan, India, Eastern Europe, The Netherlands, and, yes, even suburban America, Skinner has produced a moving reportage on one of the great evils of our time. After spending four years infiltrating trafficking networks and slave sales on five continents, he tells the story of individuals who live in slavery, those who have escaped from bondage, those who own or traffic in slaves, and the mixed political motives of those who seek to combat the crime. Their stories are heartbreaking but, in the midst of tragedy, readers discover a quiet dignity that leads some slaves to resist and aspire to freedom.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York :, Free Press,, 2008.
Edition: First Free Press hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781416565628
1416565620
9780743290081
0743290089
0743290070
9780743290074
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 328 pages) : maps.
Contents: The Riches of the Poor
Genesis: A Drama In Three Acts
Those Whom Their Right Hands Possess
A Moral Law That Stands Above Men And Nations
A Nation Within A Nation
The New Middle Passage
John Miller's War
Children of Vishnu
Revelation: Angels With Swords of Fire
A Little Hope
Epilogue: A War Worth Fighting.
Foreword / Richard Holbrooke
Author's note
1: Riches of the poor
2: Genesis: a drama in three acts
3: Those whom their right hands possess
4: Moral law that stands above men and nations
5: Nation within a nation
6: New middle passage
7: John Miller's war
8: Children of Vishnu
9: Revelation: angels with swords of fire
10: Little hope
Epilogue: War worth fighting
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index.
Summary: There are more slaves in the world today than at any time in history. In this account of contemporary slavery, journalist Skinner travels around the globe to personally tell stories that need to be told--and heard. With years of reporting in such places as Haiti, Sudan, India, Eastern Europe, The Netherlands, and, yes, even suburban America, Skinner has produced a moving reportage on one of the great evils of our time. After spending four years infiltrating trafficking networks and slave sales on five continents, he tells the story of individuals who live in slavery, those who have escaped from bondage, those who own or traffic in slaves, and the mixed political motives of those who seek to combat the crime. Their stories are heartbreaking but, in the midst of tragedy, readers discover a quiet dignity that leads some slaves to resist and aspire to freedom.--From publisher description.

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