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The anti-slavery project : from the slave trade to human trafficking, Joel Quirk

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The anti-slavery project : from the slave trade to human trafficking
Title
The anti-slavery project
Title remainder
from the slave trade to human trafficking
Statement of responsibility
Joel Quirk
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It is commonly assumed that slavery came to an end in the nineteenth century. While slavery in the Americas officially ended in 1888, millions of slaves remained in bondage across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East well into the first half of the twentieth century. Wherever laws against slavery were introduced, governments found ways of continuing similar forms of coercion and exploitation, such as forced, bonded, and indentured labor. Every country in the world has now abolished slavery, yet millions of people continue to find themselves subject to contemporary forms of slavery, such as human trafficking, wartime enslavement, and the worst forms of child labor. The Anti-Slavery Project: From the Slave Trade to Human Trafficking offers an innovative study in the attempt to understand and eradicate these ongoing human rights abuses. In The Anti-Slavery Project, historian and human rights expert Joel Quirk examines the evolution of political opposition to slavery from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day. Beginning with the abolitionist movement in the British Empire, Quirk analyzes the philosophical, economic, and cultural shifts that eventually resulted in the legal abolition of slavery. By viewing the legal abolition of slavery as a cautious first step--rather than the end of the story--he demonstrates that modern anti-slavery activism can be best understood as the latest phase in an evolving response to the historical shortcomings of earlier forms of political activism. By exposing the historical and cultural roots of contemporary slavery, The Anti-Slavery Project presents an original diagnosis of the underlying causes driving one of the most pressing human rights problems in the world today. It offers valuable insights for historians, political scientists, policy makers, and activists seeking to combat slavery in all its forms"--Provided by publisher
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Quirk, Joel
Index
index present
LC call number
HT993
LC item number
.Q83 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Pennsylvania studies in human rights
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Antislavery movements
  • Abolitionists
  • Slavery
  • Peonage
  • Human trafficking
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The anti-slavery project : from the slave trade to human trafficking, Joel Quirk
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Pt. 1. The British empire and the legal abolition of slavery : A short history of British anti-slavery ; British anti-slavery and European international society ; British anti-slavery and European colonialism -- pt. 2. Linking the historical and contemporary : The limits of legal abolition ; Defining slavery in all its forms -- pt. 3. Contemporary forms of slavery : "Classical" slavery and descent-based discrimination ; Slaves to debt ; Trafficked into slavery -- Conclusion : Contemporary slavery in the shadow of history
Control code
696092174
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 332 p.
Isbn
9780812243338
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011023611
Other control number
3604629
System control number
(OCoLC)696092174
Label
The anti-slavery project : from the slave trade to human trafficking, Joel Quirk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Pt. 1. The British empire and the legal abolition of slavery : A short history of British anti-slavery ; British anti-slavery and European international society ; British anti-slavery and European colonialism -- pt. 2. Linking the historical and contemporary : The limits of legal abolition ; Defining slavery in all its forms -- pt. 3. Contemporary forms of slavery : "Classical" slavery and descent-based discrimination ; Slaves to debt ; Trafficked into slavery -- Conclusion : Contemporary slavery in the shadow of history
Control code
696092174
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 332 p.
Isbn
9780812243338
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011023611
Other control number
3604629
System control number
(OCoLC)696092174

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