States battling to end moderan day slave trade

States battling to end moderan day slave trade

States battling to end moderan day slave trade, August 2010

To many Americans, slavery is nothing more than a dark scar on our past that died out along with the antebellum South. But for state lawmakers, the effort to end slavery is anything but a relic of a bygone era. Almost exactly 158 years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) says the business of trafficking in human beings is alive and well in America, and state lawmakers are considering a variety of measures to stop it and to help its victims. [click title to continue reading]

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