"For timeliness, international focus and, particularly, accuracy, this leaves Richard Watkins' Slavery: Bondage Throughout History (2001) in the dust as a first look at a terrible topic. (timeline, index; notes and sources on an associated website) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
Sandwiched between telling lines from the epic of Gilgamesh ("…the warrior's daughter, the young man's bride, / he uses her, no one dares to oppose him") and the exposure of a migrant worker-trafficking ring in Florida in the mid-1990s, this survey methodically presents both a history of the slave trade and what involuntary servitude was and is like in a broad range of times and climes.
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