Interesting Article in the Daily Beast

One of my regular news reading stops on the web is The Daily Beast. Today, they had an interesting article on the survival of hidden slavery in the world, but particularly how it continues to exist in the United States. You very well might be living next to a house with someone enslaved there and not know it. Here’s the article teaser:

Here is something that is hard to get your mind around: There are more slaves in the world today than were seized from Africa in four centuries of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Now tell me this is an article you don’t want to read …

About Donald R. Shaffer

Donald R. Shaffer is the author of _After the Glory: The Struggles of Black Civil War Veterans_ (Kansas, 2004), which won the Peter Seaborg Award for Civil War Scholarship in 2005. More recently he published (with Elizabeth Regosin), _Voices of Emancipation: Understanding Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction through the U.S. Pension Bureau Files_ (2008). Dr. Shaffer teaches online exclusively (i.e., a virtual professor). He lives in Arizona and can be contacted at
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