Well-known Africanist Suzanne Miers places modern slavery in its historical context, tracing the phenomenal development of the international anti-slavery movement over the last hundred years. She demonstrates how the problems of eradication seem greater and more intractable today than they had ever been with the expansion of slaving to include forced labor, prostitution, and the exploitation of children. Her book will be a valuable resource for readers interested in world history, slavery, human rights, race and ethnic studies, labor and the world economy, and international relations.
Suzanne Miers is emerita professor of African history at Ohio University. She has also taught at the Universities of Wisconsin, London, and Malaya (Singapore). She is the author of Britain and the Ending of the Slave Trade and numerous articles. She co-edited with Igor Kopytoff, Slavery in Africa, with Martin Klein, Slavery and Colonial Rule in Africa, with Richard Roberts, The End of Slavery in Africa, and with Maria Jaschok, Women and Chinese Patriarchy.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Chapter 1: The Rise of the British Antislavery Movement Chapter 3 Chapter 2: Forging a Treaty Network Against the Slave Trade Chapter 4 Chapter 3: Emancipation in Theory and Practice Chapter 5 Chapter 4: From Slavery to New Forms of Exploitation Chapter 6 Chapter 5: New International Machinery Chapter 7 Chapter 6: Ethiopia, The League of Nations, and Slavery Chapter 8 Chapter 7: Slavery in Hijaz Chapter 9 Chapter 8: The Temporary Slavery Commission and the Expanding Definition of Slavery Chapter 10 Chapter 9: The Slavery Convention of 1926 Chapter 11 Chapter 10: The International Labor Organization and the Forced Labour Convention Chapter 12 Chapter 11: The League of Nations and Slavery in the British Empire Chapter 13 Chapter 12:The Problems of a Moral Foreign Policy 1925-1932 Chapter 14 Chapter 13: The Committee of Experts on Slavery Chapter 15 Chapter 14: The Advisory Committee of Experts on Slavery Chapter 16 Chapter 15: Slavery in a Changing World 1932-39: Ethiopia Chapter 17 Chapter 16: Slavery in a Changing World: 1932-1939: Arabia, The Red Sea and Persian Gulf Chapter 18 Chapter 17: The Advisory Committee of Experts on Slavery 1936-1939 Chapter 19 Chapter 18: The Slavery Question from 1939 to 1949 Chapter 20 Chapter 19: The Cold War and the Supplementary Slavery Convention of 1956 Chapter 21 Chapter 20: The End of Slavery in Arabia and the Persian Gulf 1950-1970 Chapter 22 Chapter 21: Slavery at the United Nations 1956-1966 Chapter 23 Chapter 22: The Final Struggle for a United Nations Slavery Commmittee 1966-1974 Chapter 24 Chapter 23: Epilogue: The UN Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery Chapter 25 Chapter 24: Contemporary Forms of Slavery Chapter 26 Chapter 25: Conclusion: The Anti-Slavery Campaign in the Twentieth Century Chapter 27 Bibliography