Introduction: Human trafficking-modern slavery
Palmiotto, Michael J.
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Palmiotto, Michael J. 2015. Introduction: Human trafficking-modern slavery, In: Combating Human Trafficking A Multidisciplinary Approach Edited by Michael J. Palmiotto CRC Press 2014 Pages i–xxvi
Slavery can be traced to ancient times. The Bible, Islam Koran, and Greek classics all have described slavery. The term slavery simply means that one person owns another human being like a piece of property. The human being is property in a way similar to how a lamp or cabinet is owned. Commercial slavery is a business that still occurs in some parts of the world. For centuries it has been an inhumane and abusive form of treatment of one human being by another.
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