Author: Alex Kent Williamson, Kevin Bales & Zoe Trodd
Published: 4 January 2011
Written by the world's leading experts and campaigners, Modern Slavery: A Beginner's Guide blends original research with shocking first-hand accounts from slaves themselves around the world to reveal the truth behind one of the worst humanitarian crises facing us today.
Only a handful of slaves are reached and freed each year, but the authors offer hope for the future with a global blueprint that proposes to end slavery in our lifetime and shut down a market that has transformed human beings into a cheap and disposable commodity.
Alex Kent Williamson is a pathology specialis at Harvard University.
Kevin Bales is president of Free the Slaves and advisor to the UN and the US and British governments. He is the author of the award-winning Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy, and Ending Slavery: How We Free Today's Slaves.
Zoe Trodd is a history specialist at Harvard University.