From Publishers Weekly
Fast on the heels of the State Department's annual report on human trafficking comes this brief but frightening look at a $12-billion-a-year global industry. It's essentially a clip job—King's research into today's slave trade is based on remarks by concerned politicians, news stories and prior academic works, as well as on an exhaustive, chapter-long recap of the aforementioned 2003 Trafficking in Persons Report—but it is a valuable compilation of stories and statistics. A brief look at the history of slavery gives an overview of bondage in the Greco-Roman empire and a timeline of the African slave trade. Short recitations of trafficking case studies—a 14-year-old Thai girl whose promised "good job" turned out to be prostitution, dozens of Peruvian nationals forced to work in factories and turn their wages over to a Long Island family—serve as illustrative but cursory examples. The information here, though cobbled together from prior sources, is inherently thought-provoking and is set forth clearly if inelegantly. Those seeking a quick course in the deplorable milieu of modern slave trafficking will find King's volume useful.
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Chock-full of statistics and facts
with true stories of survivors
informative. -- Lenore Skomal, Erie Times-News (1/20/05)
journalistic and straightforward
an education on this worldwide evil that unfortunately has become a household topic. -- Liesel Fores, Catholic Advocate (9/8/04)
broadly and historically...looks at imprisonment of domestic workers and directs readers to a rich cache of reference materials. -- Carlin Romano, Philadelphia Inquirer (10/17/04)
includes all the statistics and background you could wish to have
-- Marta Salij, Detroit Free Press (10/24/04)