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Baroness Cox's thoroughly researched, wholly reliable and instantly readable book is a both an authentic first hand account of slavery past and present and a call to action against new and future forms of human trafficking and enslavement.
This is unique volume does not underestimate the importance of Christian faith and practice in the motives and lives of those committed to righting the wrongs of slavery past present and future.
"Including chapters on the causes of slavery, the history and different forms of contemporary slavery, the Christian roots of the anti-slavery movement, and three detailed case studies - on Sudan, Burma, and Uganda, the new edition also includes a special chapter on the Dalits of India and a section on human trafficking, both with arresting and disturbing case histories. It concludes with an important chapter on action readers can take."
From William Wilberforce to the campaigners of today, the author examines the slave trade from the point of view of the slaves themselves and not just from the morally detached high ground of the 'free' world.
Looking in depth at the means of entrapment, trafficking and enslavement, you will hear the voices and experiences of the silenced and hitherto voiceless as they cry freedom and look for the new Wilberforce who will make known their plight and set them free.
"It is estimated that more than 27 million slaves exist today, ranging from prostitutes in London and New York to indentured workers in Burma. The statistics are shocking. But behind each statistic is a human being - a man, woman, or child; and behind each human being is a family and a community which have been devastated or destroyed. This Immoral Trade shares the stories of some of these."
This is an emotional read. The facts alone call out to the heart, and when combined with personal accounts, the outrage tears at the very soul. If you really care about the human suffering, waste and misery caused by present-day slavery, read This Immoral Trade.
This Immoral Trade by Cox; John Marks; Lydia Tanner was published by Lion Hudson in August 2013 and is our 38179th best seller. The ISBN for This Immoral Trade is 9780857214447.
Introduction: William Wilberforce – Man of Courage Commitment ant Mission: Mission Not Yet Complete
Part One: MODERN SLAVERY – Voices of Today's Slaves
1. Let the Slaves of Sudan Speak
2. Let the Abducted of Children of Uganda Speak
3. Let the Sex Slaves, Forced Porters and Child Soldiers of Burma Speak
Part Two: SLAVERY PAST AND PRESENT
4. Slavery Through the Ages
5. Conemporary Slavery – Variations of a Theme
6. Causes and Justification of Modern Slavery
7. Breaking the Bonds
"This Immoral Trade was emotionally difficult to read. Rape, murder, and bondage cause the victim's voices to cry out from within its pages and grip our heart. If you can get through the documented information and photos without tears of compassion, or are able to stay the screams of outrage that rise in your throat at the injustices being carried out every minute of every day, then you probably don't deserve the precious freedom you are now enjoying . . . . This is a 5-star, thought provoking read." - Jan Warren(armchairinterviews.com)
"This book demands the attention of all who would seek to follow in the footsteps of Wilberforce." - Dr. John Sentamu, Archbishop of York.
Baroness Caroline Cox is director of the humanitarian agency HART. She has a wide reputation as a campaigner on issues of slavery and social justice. Dr Lydia Tanner is Advocacy and Communications Manager for HART.
|Author / Artist||Cox; John Marks; Lydia Tanner|
|Publisher||Lion Hudson (August 2013)|
|Edition||2nd, new edition, updated and extended|
|Number of Pages||216|
|Page last updated||24th February 2018|