Friday, December 28, 2007

Slavery now and then

Came across a review today in the Texas Observer of a new book by John Bowe, Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy. "The book focuses on fruit pickers in South Florida; Indian welders in Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Asian garment workers and sex slaves in the tiny U.S. commonwealth of Saipan in the Pacific Ocean." If you think slavery is a thing of the past, check out this review and this book.

For a taste of what one person can do to right injustice, read the page on slavery in Brits at Their Best.

3 comments:

Springfield City Library said...

Michaelann and readers,

This book is available to be borrowed from four branches of the Springfield City Library: East Forest Park, Forest Park, Central, and Mason Square branches. Check the website for a link to the schedule and the catalog. With your library card, you can place a hold on the book to be delivered to your neighborhood branch, if you wish.

Michaelann Bewsee said...

Thanks. I haven't had a library card in 20 yrs-- would anything I owed back then still be on record?

Springfield City Library said...

Hi Michaelann, I don't believe it would. Feel free to email me privately at jcanosa
-at-
springfieldlibrary
-dot-
org
for more information about getting a library card.