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  • 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 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...

  • 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 2010; US$ 52.95

    The Means to Grow Up describes the pedagogical importance of "apprenticeship" and illustrates how students learning alongside experienced adults can be a challenging and complex endeavor for adolescents. This book offers readers an exciting vision of what education can and should be about. more...

  • The Cost of Coercionby International Labour Office

    International Labour Office 2009; US$ 35.00

    Global Report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principlesand Rights at Work, 2009. International Labour Conference, 98th Session 2009,Report I (B) more...

  • Apprenticeshipsby Catherine Dawson

    Kogan Page 2012; US$ 19.95

    Apprenticeships is a complete guide containing frequently asked questions from students, parents and job-seekers. It's packed with quotations, case studies, useful advice, practical checklists, self-assessment questionnaires and also includes a list of useful websites and organisations. more...