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Hidden Slaves: Forced Labor in the United States

General Material
Published Date
September, 2004


  • Brief critique of the TVPA
  • Shares some lessons learned, and offers recommendations to the US government to combat forced labor
  • Takes position that, 'Forced labor is a serious and pervasive problem in the United States for four reasons: it is hidden, it is inhumane, it is widespread, and it is criminal.' (5)
  • The report draws on quantitative and qualitative research collected and analyzed from a compilation of newspaper articles (from the period of 1998-2003), telephone surveys with service providers, reviews of US reports regarding the number of forced labor cases it has investigated and prosecuted, as well as, interviews with key advocates