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Migrant Crossings: : Witnessing Human Trafficking in the U.S.

Migrant Crossings examines the experiences and representations of Asian and Latina/o migrants trafficked in the United States. Through sociolegal and media analysis of court records, press releases, law enforcement campaigns, film representations, and the law, Annie Isabel Fukushima questions how we understand victimhood, criminality, citizenship, and legality. 

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Slaves Among Us: The Hidden World of Human Trafficking

The horrific world of modern slavery is exposed in this book based on the first-hand experiences of victims of human trafficking. Monique Villa takes us around the world--from Ohio to Tokyo, London to India, Qatar to Colombia--to uncover a parallel world where men, women, and children are dehumanized and reduced to obedient machines. 

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Hidden in Plain Sight: America's Slavery of the New Millennium

Pimp-controlled sex workers, exploited migrants, domestic servants, and sex trafficking of runaway and homeless youth are just a few of the many forms of sex trafficking and labor trafficking going on all around the world--including in the United States. This book exposes both well-known and more obscure forms of human trafficking, documenting how these heinous crimes are encountered in our daily lives.

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Unseen Lives: The Hidden World of Modern Slavery

Modern slavery is far closer than we think. Yet it is largely unseen and unknown to most of us - a crime against humanity hidden in plain sight. In this revealing exposé, Kate Garbers shares moving stories of survivors she has met and shares insights she has gained through over a decade of anti-slavery work. 

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Taking Down Backpage

Insider details from the takedown of Backpage, the world's largest sex trafficker, by the prosecutor who led the charge. For almost a decade, was the world's largest sex trafficking operation. Backpage ran thousands of listings advertising the sale of vulnerable young people for sex, many as young as 12, and forced into the commercial sex trade through fear, violence and coercion. 

Human Trafficking: Issues, Plans and Strategies

The prevalence of human trafficking, forced labour, and child sexual exploitation throughout the world is an urgent humanitarian issue with direct and far-reaching consequences on the United States. These crimes threaten our borders, our immigration systems, our national security, and are a direct attack on Americans' personal safety and public safety. This book looks at the long-term approach for combating these crimes.

A Look at Human Trafficking

Human trafficking (also known as trafficking in persons) refers to the subjection of men, women, or children to exploitative conditions that may be tantamount to modern-day slavery. It imposes social and public health costs and undermines government authority. This book looks at human trafficking issues.

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Based on true stories, Sold is the story of Lakshmi who journeys from a pastoral, rural village in Nepal to a gritty brothel/prison called Happiness House in Kolkata, India. Through one extraordinary girl's story, SOLD illustrates the brutality of child trafficking, which affects millions of children around the globe every year.  SOLD is a call to action, and a testament to the power and resilience of the human spirit.

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Trafficked in America

This documentary shines new light on a labor trafficking case in which Guatemalan teens were forced by a third-party contractor to work against their will at Trillium Farms in Ohio, a major egg producer. The investigative team exposes a criminal network that exploited undocumented minors, the companies who profited from their forced labor, and how U.S. government policies and practices helped to deliver some teens directly to their traffickers.

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Stopping Traffic

With 27 million victims, human trafficking is the second largest criminal enterprise in the world, predominantly victimizing women, with children making up as much as half the statistics. However, this documentary shows that it is not just a back-alley enterprise in under developed regions of the world, it is also prevalent in industrial nations and right here in our own backyard.

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My Freedom Day

Young people around the world are taking action against human trafficking.