In this riveting book, authors and authorities on modern day slavery
Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter expose the disturbing phenomenon of human
trafficking and slavery that exists now in the United States.
In The Slave Next Door we
find that slaves are all around us, hidden in plain sight: the
dishwasher in the kitchen of the neighborhood restaurant, the kids on
the corner selling cheap trinkets, the man sweeping the floor of the
local department store. In these pages we also meet some unexpected
slaveholders, such as a 27-year old middle-class Texas housewife who is
currently serving a life sentence for offences including slavery.
Weaving together a wealth of voices—from slaves, slaveholders, and
traffickers as well as from experts, counselors, law enforcement
officers, rescue and support groups, and others—this book is also a
call to action, telling what we, as private citizens, can do to finally
bring an end to this horrific crime.
The Slave Next Door is available from the University of California Press and may be ordered online at: www.ucpress.edu/books/pages/11035.php
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A sample chapter ('The Feds') is available on this website.