"Nineteenth-century slave narratives compelled changes in social mores and international law when readers were confronted with the stories of the human beings behind the economy of slavery. The editors of this collection hope for similar reactions as they present modern-day slave narratives from people held against their will as sex slaves, house servants, laborers, and migrant workers...A heartbreaking, eye-opening account."--Vanessa Bush, Booklist
"Just as 19th century slave narratives forced readers to admit the humanity of slaves, the stories in Enslaved force us to admit that slavery still exists."
"Slavery still exists--hidden and virulent--in many countries, including this “land of the free.” In Enslaved: True Stories of Modern Day Slavery, Jesse Sage and Liora Kasten of the American Anti-Slavery Group--an organization I know well as a reporter--offer a riveting illumination of this most under-publicized human rights abuse."
--Nat Hentoff, Columnist, The Washington Post
"Poignant, powerful, and deeply disturbing. The voices of these survivors resonate loudly with The Museum of the African Diaspora, a first-voice museum, committed, as one of its goals, to sharing stories of enduring courage in its Ernest A. Bates, M.D. Slavery Passages exhibit. This book is important in that it not only gives voice to victims of modern day slavery, but also because it provides steps that the active reader can take to help eradicate these modern day enslavement practices."
--Denise Bradley, Executive Director, Museum of the African Diaspora
"As was true before our Civil War, nothing is more important than the abolition movement. It is no longer domestic; it is now international. The darkness of the slave trade and the brightness of the concerned human spirit is made clear in this volume--for all who would know how far we have come and how far we have to go."
--Stanley Crouch, Columnist, New York Daily News