The Anti-Slavery Project

Historian and human rights scholar Joel Quirk examines the evolution of political opposition to slavery from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day. He offers an original diagnosis of the underlying causes driving one of the most pressing human rights problems in the world today.

The Anti-Slavery Project
From the Slave Trade to Human Trafficking

Joel Quirk

2011 | 344 pages | Cloth $65.00 | Paper $29.95
Law
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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Anti-Slavery Project

PART I: THE BRITISH EMPIRE AND THE LEGAL ABOLITION OF SLAVERY
1. A Short History of British Anti-Slavery
2. British Anti-Slavery and European International Society
3. British Anti-Slavery and European Colonialism

PART II: LINKING THE HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY
4. The Limits of Legal Abolition
5. Defining Slavery in All Its Forms

PART III: CONTEMPORARY FORMS OF SLAVERY
6. "Classical" Slavery and Descent-Based Discrimination
7. Slaves to Debt
8. Trafficked into Slavery

Conclusion: Contemporary Slavery in the Shadow of History
Notes
Index
Acknowledgments