1. The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today (2009) by Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter – This book provides a comprehensive overview of human trafficking in America, covering both the victims and perpetrators of the issue. It is an eye-opening look into the lives of trafficked persons and the systems of exploitation that keep them in bondage.
2. Not for Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade—and How We Can Fight It (2007) by David Batstone – This book is a comprehensive look at the global slave trade and how to combat it. It provides a comprehensive overview of the issue, including the history, current practices, and what individuals and organizations can do to help end human trafficking.
3. Human Trafficking: A Global Perspective (2010) by Louise Shelley – This book is a comprehensive overview of human trafficking from a global perspective. It covers the political, economic, and social aspects of trafficking, as well as the legal and enforcement measures that are being taken around the world.
4. The Business of Human Trafficking (2011) by Siddharth Kara – This book is a comprehensive examination of the economics of human trafficking. It gives an up-close look at the trafficking networks and how they work, and provides an in-depth analysis of the economic forces that drive the industry.
5. The Natashas: Inside the New Global Sex Trade (2004) by Victor Malarek – This book provides an up-close look at the plight of trafficked women and the systems of exploitation and abuse that keep them in bondage. It is a gripping and unsettling look at the human cost of the global sex trade.