BookBrowse Reviews A Crime So Monstrous by E. Benjamin Skinner

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A Crime So Monstrous

Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery

by E. Benjamin Skinner

A Crime So Monstrous
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    Mar 2008, 352 pages
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    Mar 2009, 352 pages

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Benjamin Skinner travels around the globe to personally tell stories of contemporary slavery that need to be told - and heard

Evidence of slavery pre-dates all written record. The Code of Hammurabi (c. 1760 BCE) discusses slavery as a well-established institution. It's mentioned repeatedly in the Bible and Qur'an. Its presence has been felt throughout history and on all continents, and persists to this day. Although the percentage of enslaved people is apparently lower than it has been in the past, in terms of body count more people are enslaved now than at any point in the history of the world (some estimates place the global number around 27 million, with as many as 50,000 in the U.S. alone). E. Benjamin Skinner takes on this difficult subject in his first book: A Crime So Monstrous.

The story of how this book came to be is, in itself, rather remarkable. Skinner spent four years traveling all over the world doing first-hand research, in the process visiting twelve countries on five ...

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