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Fall 2013-2014
* HIS 404 (HA)   na, npdf

Roots of Human Trafficking: Imperialism, Modern Slavery, and Africa

Mariana P. Candido

This seminar explores human trafficking in the modern world. It examines how the car and bicycle industries were intimately linked to exploitation of forced labor overseas. Imperialism and the global economy led to the expansion of human trafficking; yet bondage is a unique experience for women, men, and children. Today more than 27 million people are held, sold, and trafficked as slaves around the world. This course discusses the similarities and differences between contemporary and historical slavery and analyzes why and how slavery persists today. Readings include accounts of people held in bondage and case studies.

Sample reading list:
Kevin Grant, Kevin Grant
Kevin Bales, Disposable People
Trevor Getz, Abina and the Important Men

Reading/Writing assignments:
130 pages of reading per week. Mid-term paper and final research paper. Class presentation.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 20%
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Papers - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20842 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled