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The Economic Foundations of Contemporary Slavery

@inproceedings{Slavery2008TheEF,
  title={The Economic Foundations of Contemporary Slavery},
  author={Contemporary Slavery and J C Guay},
  year={2008}
}
“Slavery existed before money or law” (Hochschild 2005). Indeed the “peculiar institution” is one of humanity’s oldest. It has, however, evolved and manifested itself quite distinctly in different periods of history. In contrast to historical views of slavery that are associated with Chattel Slavery, numerous forms fall under the umbrella term of contemporary slavery. The United Nations (U.N.) Working Group recognizes such radically new forms as: child labor, children in conflict, trafficking… 
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