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  • Apprenticeship for Adulthoodby Stephen F. Hamilton

    Free Press 2010; Not Available

    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader. more...

  • Unfree Labour in the Development of the Atlantic Worldby Paul E. Lovejoy; Nicholas Rogers

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 72.95

    This collection of essays examines the different forms of unfree labour that contributed to the development of the Atlantic world and, by extension, the debates and protests that emerged concerning labour servitude and the abolition of slavery in the West. more...

  • Through the Prism of Slaveryby Dale W. Tomich

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 29.99

    This thoughtful book explores the contested relationship between slavery and capitalism. Tracing slavery's integral role in the formation of a capitalist world economy, Dale W. Tomich reinterprets the development of the world economy through the "prism of slavery." Through a sustained critique of Marxism, world-systems theory, and new economic history,... more...

  • Chocolate Islandsby Catherine Higgs

    Ohio University Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    In Chocolate Islands: Cocoa, Slavery, and Colonial Africa, Catherine Higgs traces the early-twentieth-century journey of the Englishman Joseph Burtt to the Portuguese colony of São Tomé and Príncipe?the chocolate islands?through Angola and Mozambique, and finally to British Southern Africa. Burtt had been hired by the chocolate firm Cadbury Brothers... more...

  • Working for the Enemyby Reinhold Billstein; Karola Fings; Anita Kugler; Nicholas Levis

    Berghahn Books 2004; US$ 39.95

    General Motors, the largest corporation on earth today, has been the owner since 1929 of Adam Opel AG, Russelsheim, the maker of Opel cars. Ford Motor Company in 1931 built the Ford Werke factory in Cologne, now the headquarters of European Ford. In this book, historians tell the astonishing story of what happened at Opel and Ford Werke under the... more...

  • The Political Economy of New Slaveryby Christien van den Anker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 44.00

    This unique volume combines chapters containing a multidisciplinary academic analysis of the causes of the continued existence of contemporary forms of slavery, such as globalization, poverty and migration with empirical chapters on trafficking, domestic migrant workers, bonded labour and child labour in Asia, Latin America and Africa. It provides... more...

  • The Craft Apprenticeby W.J. Rorabaugh

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 34.00

    The apprentice system in colonial America began as a way for young men to learn valuable trade skills from experienced artisans and mechanics and soon flourished into a fascinating and essential social institution. Benjamin Franklin got his start in life as an apprentice, as did Mark Twain, Horace Greeley, William Dean Howells, William Lloyd Garrison,... more...

  • Nobodiesby John Bowe

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Most Americans would be shocked to discover that slavery still exists in the United States. Yet most of us buy goods made by people who aren?t paid for their labor?people who are trapped financially, and often physically. In Nobodies , award-winning journalist John Bowe exposes the outsourcing, corporate chicanery, immigration fraud, and sleights... more...

  • A Future for the Excludedby Raff Carmen; Miguel Sobrado

    Zed Books 2000; US$ 36.95

    Clodomir Santos de Morais is to organizational and entrepreneurial literacy what his Brazilian confrere, Paulo Freire, is to ordinary literacy. This book introduces for the first time in English the experiences of grassroots development workers who have applied his ideas of the Organization Workshop and capacitation in highly diverse social settings.... more...

  • The Means to Grow Upby Robert Halpern

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    In The Means to Grow Up , Robert Halpern describes the pedagogical importance of "apprenticeship"?a growing movement based in schools, youth-serving organizations, and arts, civic, and other cultural institutions. This movement aims to re-engage youth through in-depth learning and unique experiences under the guidance of skilled professionals. Employing... more...