Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy (last 2 copies)
Author: John Bowe
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Most Americans would be shocked to discover that slavery still exists in the United States. Yet most 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 of hand that allow forced labor to continue in the United States while the rest of us notice nothing but the everyday low price at the checkout counter.
Nobodies "is a vivid and powerful work of investigative reporting, but it is also a lively examination of the eternal struggle for power between free people and unfree people. Against the American landscape of shopping mall, outlet stores, and Happy Meals, Bowe reveals how humankind's darker urges remain alive and well, lingering in the background of every transaction and how understanding them may lead to overcoming them.
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