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Most Americans Are Shocked To Discover That Slavery Still Exists In The United States Yet 145 Years After The Emancipation Proclamation, The CIA Estimates That 14,500 To17,000 Foreigners Are Trafficked Annually Into The United States, Threatened With Violence, And Forced To Work Against Their Will Modern People Unanimously Agree That Slavery Is Abhorrent How, Then, Can It Be Making A Reappearance On American Soil Award Winning Journalist John Bowe Examines How Outsourcing, Subcontracting, Immigration Fraud, And The Relentless Pursuit Of Everyday Low Prices Have Created An Opportunity For Modern Slavery To Regain A Toehold In The American Economy Bowe Uses Thorough And Often Dangerous Research, Exclusive Interviews, Eyewitness Accounts, And Rigorous Economic Analysis To Examine Three Illegal Workplaces Where Employees Are Literally Or Virtually Enslaved From Rural Florida To Tulsa, Oklahoma, To The U.S Commonwealth Of Saipan In The Western Pacific, He Documents Coercive And Forced Labor Situations That Benefit Us All, As Consumers And Stockholders, Fattening The Profits Of Dozens Of American Food And Clothing Chains, Including Wal Mart, Kroger, McDonald S, Burger King, PepsiCo, Del Monte, Gap, Target, JCPenney, J Crew, Polo Ralph Lauren, And Others.In This Eye Opening Book, Set Against The Everyday American Landscape Of Shopping Malls, Outlet Stores, And Happy Meals, Bowe Reveals How Humankind S Darker Urges Remain Alive And Well, Lingering In The Background Of Every Transaction And What We Can Do To Overcome Them Praise For Nobodies Investigative, Immersion Reporting At Its Best Bowe Is A Master Storyteller Whose Work Is Finely Tuned And Fearless USA TodayA Brilliant And Readable Tour Of The Modern Heart Of Darkness, Nobodies Takes A Long, Hard Look At What Our Democracy Is Becoming Thomas Frank, Author Of What S The Matter With KansasBowe Dramatizes In Gripping Detail These Stolen Lives O The Oprah Magazine The Vividness Of Bowe S Local Stories Might Make You Think Twice Before Reaching For That Cheap Fruit Or Pair Of Discount Socks Cond Nast PortfolioNAMED ONE OF THE TWENTY BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE VILLAGE VOICE


10 thoughts on “Nobodies

  1. Megan Megan says:

    I saw the author, John Bowe, on The Daily Show this past fall He had suprisingly little charisma for someone who wrote a book on such an interesting subject The book is divided into thirds, each one focusing on a case of modern slavery in the United States The first takes place in Florida in the tomato and orange grove, the second in Tulsa at a steel mill Both of these chapters clearly show the effects of our desire for low cost food and products The third chapter the author travels to Saip I saw the author, John Bowe, on The Daily Show this past fall He had suprisingly little charisma for someone who wrote a book on such an interesting subject The book is divided into thirds, each one focusing on a case of modern slavery in the United States The first takes place in Florida in the tomato and orange grove, the second in Tulsa at a steel mill Both of these chapters clearly show the effects of our desire for low cost food and products The third chapter the author travels to Saipan, a U.S commonwealth that is a major player in the garment industry and sex trade His take on what goes on there is much...


  2. Isha Isha says:

    This book was required reading for my job My understanding of consumer culture and the contemporary slave trade deepened, but I m short on solutions after reading it Mainly, it took the joy our of Target for me while not really replacing it with other viable options It s hard to know what lifestyle changes will actually make a difference to the corporations to the point that they would be motivated to change their practices and this book didn t really help me with that question That said, an This book was required reading for my job My understanding of consumer culture and the contemporary slave trade deepened, but I m short on solutions after reading it Mainly, it took the joy our of Target for me while not really replacing it with other viable optio...


  3. Megan Megan says:

    The problem I had with this book is that Bowe undercuts his own analysis by too often expressing ambivalence about the labor abuses described in his case studies Is it really slavery, he asks over and over Maybe the laborers are just disgruntled The introduction is a strong, thoughtful argument about how and why the immense, ugly, growing gap between rich poor might lead us toward a new era of open, widespread slavery The basic premise is that democratic principles and belief in basic The problem I had with this book is that Bowe undercuts his own analysis by too often expressing ambivalence about the labor abuses described in his case studies Is it really slavery, he asks over and over Maybe the laborers are just disgruntled The introduction is a strong, thoughtful argument about how and why the immense, ugly, growing gap between rich poor might lead us toward a new era of open, widespread slavery The basic premise is that democratic principles and belief in basic human rights is the firewall protecting the global working...


  4. Lynn Lynn says:

    This is an extremely readable book about slavery in the United States today Actual slavery not just low wages People forced to work for little or no pay and locked up in substandard dormitories or trailers and unable to leave, with their passports confiscated and threats to harm their families back home if they attempt to escape This country really is becoming globalized in all the wrong ways in its race to the bottom for working people.Bowe examines cases of Latino agriculture workers in S This is an extremely readable book about slavery in the United States today Actual slavery not just low wages People forced to work for little or no pay and locked up in substandard dormitories or trailers and unable to leave, with their passports confiscated and threats to harm their families back home if they attempt to escape This country really is becoming globalized in all the wrong ways in its race to the bottom for working people.Bowe examines cases of ...


  5. Lovingkiwi Lovingkiwi says:

    I don t know if I ll ever finish this book, since I only needed to read enough for my project I read the introduction, the Tulsa case conclusion What I do know is that this is an amazing work John Bowe managed be a likable voice, challenging and daring, while unafraid to question his own thoughts, reasoning and perception His in depth interviews with several people from both sides of the Tulsa case were very impressive, and I loved the fact that he himself was in doubt of whether this I don t know if I ll ever finish this book, since I only needed to read enough for my project I read the introduction, the Tulsa case conclusion What I do know is that this is an amazing work John Bowe managed be a likable voice, challenging and daring, while unafraid to question his own thoughts, reasoning and perception His in depth interviews with several people from both sides of the Tulsa case were very impressive, and I loved the fact that he himself was in doubt of whether this classified as slavery or not His conclusion was ...


  6. Malcolm Logan Malcolm Logan says:

    John Bowe is worried about the corrupting influences of globalization and issues a credible warning about the dangers of labor exploitation throughout the world he is an engaging writer and at points this book is a genuine page turner but, for all that, it fails in its main objective, to expose the sinister problem of slave labor in the USA It appears that in spite of Bowe s best efforts slave labor is still pretty much an abberation here He cites three cases migrant workers in Florida whos John Bowe is worried about the corrupting influences of globalization and issues a credible warning about the dangers of labor exploitation throughout the world he is an engaging writer and at points this book is a genuine page turner but, for all that, it fails in its main objective, to expose the sinister problem of slave labor in the USA It appears that in spite of Bowe s best efforts slave labor is still pretty much an abberation here He cites three cases migrant workers in Florida whose illegal status and ignorance of the language are the most coercive elements in keeping them enthrall to their employer East Indian workers at a welding plant in Tulsa who, he admits, might be sensaltionalizing their bondage in order to attain afavorable visa status and the quasi third world protectorate of American Saipan ...


  7. Jessi Jessi says:

    Summary Most Americans would be shocked to discover that slavery still exists in the United States Yet, most of us buy goods made by people who aren t paid for their labor people who are trapped financially, and often physically In Nobodies, award winning journalist John Bowe exposes the outsourcing, corporate chicanery, immigration fraud, and sleights of hand that allow forced labor to continue in the United States while the rest of us notice nothing but the everyday low price at the checkou Summary Most Americans would be shocked to discover that slavery still exists in the United States Yet, most of us buy goods made by people who aren t paid for their labor people who are trapped financially, and often physically In Nobodies, award winning journalist John Bowe exposes the outso...


  8. Lora Lora says:

    I was very disappointed in this book John Bowe reemed Thomas Friedman and The World is Flat throughout I found it frustrating that he just couldn t stand on his own merits The idea here is that our hunger for status overrides our concern for others dignity The modern extension of this disregard is the willingness today of First World people to buy things from a global system of production that, we well know, is based on someone, somewhere, getting a raw deal Now I agree that we ignore th I was very disappointed in this book John Bowe reemed Thomas Friedman and The World is Flat throughout I found it frustrating that he just couldn t stand on his own merits The idea here is that our hunger for status overrides our concern for others dignity The modern extension of this disregard is the willingness today of First World people to buy things from a global system of production that, we well know, is based on someone, somewhere, getting a raw deal Now I agree that we ignore the exploitation of the third world to enjoy many of our d...


  9. Heidi Heidi says:

    Just the fact that this book exists means it needs some attention I didn t finish just because I don t have the time for thisI don t need the details to be outraged by the fact of coerced and forced labor.How convenient that the general public is so outraged over illegal aliens This allows for this kind of stuff to happen, hidden in plain sight.The other day I heard an anecdote of racists in Florida, and I have to wonder if it is just coincidence that today I read in this book of several Just the fact that this book exists means it needs some attention I didn t finish just because I don t have the time for thisI don t need the details to be outraged by the fact of coerced and forced labor.How convenient that the general public is so outraged over illegal aliens This allows for this kind of stuff to happen...


  10. Care Care says:

    I read this book for the Menage Discussion at CitizenReader.com along with the How To Tell WHen You Are Tired book DEPRESSING NO real solutions offered Best summed by a quote in the last chapter We all seek control Control equals power Power corrupts Corruption makes us blind, tyrannical, and desperate to justify our behavior I state this with less judgment than the words may suggest I think human nature has both lovely and evil aspects But let s agree that the evil ones aren t prett I read this book for the Menage Discussion at CitizenReader.com along with the How To Tell WHen You Are Tired book DEPRESSING NO real solutions offered Best summed by a quote in the last chapter We all seek control Control equals power Power corrupts Corruption makes us blind, tyrannical, and desperate to justify our behavior I state this with less judgment than the words may suggest I think human nature has both lovely and evil aspects But let s agree that the evil ones aren t pretty John BoweBowe explores the orange pickers in Florida, welders brought from India to Tulsa in a training program, and the gar...