Williams, Eric. "Capitalism and slavery." Chapel Hill 215 (1944).
This interesting book compares modern-day capitalism to slavery. It is a different look on slavery, instead of the standard view, it offers an insight on how people are slaves to modern capitalism, seemingly working foot-to-mouth just to buy products that they cannot afford. It compares the history of slavery and gives some details on how the two can be related. It connects everything throughout society in order to give a bigger picture, and helps people understand what is happening in the global economy. The book explains how this type of slavery has been ongoing since medieval times, making people believe that they need to work in order to reach a comfortable life, one that they will inedidably never attain. It is an ongoing struggle, much like how slaves work for their freedom, but instead get piled up in debt, leaving their grandchildren and ancestors in a great amount of debt to their masters. Although this is a different look into slavery, it puts a nice spin to it. It can help with the paper because it offers a view which is relatable to those who have never seen or experienced such a thing.
Davis, David Brion. Slavery and human progress. New York: Oxford University Press, 1984.
This book looks at slavery from a historical perspective. It is something that has been around for hundreds and thousands of years, even found in ancient books such as the Bible. In ancient civilizations, slavery was very commonplace. Either the ruling classes will look for new people to call their slaves, or their will recruit workers from their own race. This type of slavery is compared to modern forms of slavery as well as human rights. These rights are also explored in order to see if they are enough to protect those who are victims of slavery. This book is very helpful with the study because it offers a look into slavery, even in modern times. It delves into the argument of human rights and how slavery is treated in modern-day times.
Patterson, Orlando. Slavery and social death: A comparative study. Harvard University Press, 1982.
This book shows a full-scale and comparative study on slavery, which draws it from a historical context. It looks at slavery from enormous breadth, from tribal slavery, the ancient world, medieval times and the modern world. There is still issues of slavery in many countries, even developed ones. This book takes a look at the context of slavery, and something that the author calls “social death”. It compares the different conditions and types of slavery from different cultures all around the world. The internal dynamics of slavery as well as how it is viewed from outside sources is also taken into account. This book can help with the case because it shows slavery from different perspectives. It also compared historical accounts of slavery from the ones experienced in modern times.
Bales, Kevin. Disposable people: New slavery in the global economy. Univ of California Press,2012.
Bales takes a look at slavery in the modern world. The book studies slavery in modern times and the areas that have rampant cases of slavery. Although slavery is now illegal, it is still seen in some societies, also Western ones. This study takes a look at the different types of slavery along with the slave culture and why it is still happening. Not only is this a historical view of slavery, it also takes in account the economic factors of why slavery is still ongoing. This book can help with the study because it gives reason as to why people are still involved in such a thing, even though it is considered illegal, against human rights and ethically wrong.