150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, buying and selling people into forced labor is bigger than ever. Slavery–“the total control of one person by another or the purpose of economic exploitation”—is a global epidemic, driven by the same political, technological, and economic forces as globalization itself.
There are now twice as many people enslaved in the world as there were in the 350 years of the transatlantic slave trade. Here is an article that tries to define “human trafficking” really means, and a lot more– by Atlantic Weeky’s J.J. Gould.
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