Human Cargo

Human Cargo Author Caroline Moorehead
ISBN-10 9781409079606
Year 2009-11-10
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Random House
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A new edition of this seminal book, now with a new introduction by the author on the current crisis How can society cope with the diaspora of the twenty-first century? Is there a difference between ‘good’ asylum seekers and ‘bad’ economic migrants? What happens to those whose applications are turned down? Caroline Moorehead has visited war zones, camps and prisons from Guinea and Afghanistan to Australia and Italy. She has interviewed emigration officials and members of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees while investigating the fates of the millions of people currently displaced from their homes. Human Cargo is both a remarkable exploration into the current crisis and a celebration of the courage of ordinary people.

Human Cargo

Human Cargo Author Caroline Moorehead
ISBN-10 1784703613
Year 2016-09-27
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Vintage Books
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A new edition of this seminal book, now with a new introduction by the author on the current crisis How can society cope with the diaspora of the twenty-first century? Is there a difference between good asylum seekers and bad economic migrants? What happens to those whose applications are turned down? Caroline Moorehead has visited war zones, camps and prisons from Guinea and Afghanistan to Australia and Italy. She has interviewed emigration officials and members of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees while investigating the fates of the millions of people currently displaced from their homes. "Human Cargo" is both a remarkable exploration into the current crisis and a celebration of the courage of ordinary people."

Human Cargo

Human Cargo Author Caroline Moorehead
ISBN-10 1429900733
Year 2007-04-01
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Henry Holt and Company
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An arresting portrait of the lives of today's refugees and a searching look into their future The word refugee is more often used to invoke a problem than it is to describe a population of millions of people forced to abandon their homes, possessions, and families in order to find a place where they may, quite literally, be allowed to live. In spite of the fact that refugees surround us-the latest UN estimates suggest that 20 million of the world's 6.3 billion people are refugees-few can grasp the scale of their presence or the implications of their growing numbers. Caroline Moorehead has traveled for nearly two years and across four continents to bring us their unforgettable stories. In prose that is at once affecting and informative, we are introduced to the men, women, and children she meets as she travels to Cairo, Guinea, Sicily, the U.S./Mexico border, Lebanon, England, Australia, and Finland. She explains how she came to work and for a time live among refugees, and why she could not escape the pressing need to understand and describe the chain of often terrifying events that mark their lives. Human Cargo is a work of deep and subtle sympathy that completely alters our understanding of what it means to have and lose a place in the world.

Human Cargo Stories and Songs of Emigration Slavery and Transportation

Human Cargo  Stories and Songs of Emigration  Slavery and Transportation Author Matthew Crampton
ISBN-10 0956136125
Year 2016-04-18
Pages 166
Language en
Publisher Muddler Books
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How do modern refugees compare with those trafficked or transported in the past? This rich and timely book gives voice to emigrants, slaves, convicts and other human cargo from the 18th and 19th centuries. Its striking mix of story and folk song sets these past voices beside testimony from today - so shedding new light on a defining disaster of our time. 'An elegant, vital insight into human suffering and survival.' Cerys Matthews.

Human cargo

Human cargo Author Anne Terry White
ISBN-10 IND:32000002620989
Year 1972
Pages 127
Language en
Publisher
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Examines, through eyewitness accounts, the growth, practice, and eventual abolition of the slave trade.

Human Cargo

Human Cargo Author Linda Svendsen
ISBN-10 OCLC:968076385
Year 2003
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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Script for the critically acclaimed, dramatic six-part mini-series set in the world of the Canadian refugee system, international terrorism, and the anarchy of one of Africa's most vicious civil wars.

The Illicit American

The Illicit American Author Raymond C. Archuleta
ISBN-10 9781463416300
Year 2011-11
Pages 444
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse
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It was the recession of the 60's. Cass and his best friend Mario were struggling for work and their families were living in poverty. They were under employed in the construction industry where work in the San Diego County area was scarce. They needed a breakthrough and a chance conversation at a friend's birthday party about quick money lead the best friends on a journey that they could have never imagined. Little could they have known that their meeting at a rest stop overlooking the California-Mexican border would not only bring untold wealth, but would tear one of their families apart and threaten their very lives.

White Cargo

White Cargo Author Don Jordan
ISBN-10 9781780572109
Year 2011-05-20
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Random House
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In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, 300,000 people or more became slaves there in all but name. Urchins were swept up from London's streets to labour in the tobacco fields, brothels were raided to provide 'breeders' for Virginia and hopeful migrants were duped into signing as indentured servants, unaware they would become chattels who could be bought, sold and gambled away. Drawing on letters, diaries, and court and government archives, the authors demonstrate that the brutalities associated with black slavery alone were perpetrated on whites throughout British rule. The trade ended with American independence but the British still tried to sell convicts in their former colonies, which prompted one of the most audacious plots in Anglo-American history. This is a saga of exploitation and cruelty spanning 170 years that has been submerged under the overwhelming memory of black slavery. White Cargo brings the brutal, uncomfortable story to the surface.

Guns Germs and Steel

Guns  Germs  and Steel Author Jared M. Diamond
ISBN-10 0393317552
Year 1999
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher W W Norton & Company Incorporated
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Dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors he feels are responsible for history's broadest patterns

A Train in Winter

A Train in Winter Author Caroline Moorehead
ISBN-10 9780062097767
Year 2011-11-08
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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In January 1943, 230 women of the French Resistance were sent to the death camps by the Nazis who had invaded and occupied their country. This is their story, told in full for the first time—a searing and unforgettable chronicle of terror, courage, defiance, survival, and the power of friendship. Caroline Moorehead, a distinguished biographer, human rights journalist, and the author of Dancing to the Precipice and Human Cargo, brings to life an extraordinary story that readers of Mitchell Zuckoff’s Lost in Shangri-La, Erik Larson’s In the Garden of Beasts, and Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken will find an essential addition to our retelling of the history of World War II—a riveting, rediscovered story of courageous women who sacrificed everything to combat the march of evil across the world.

Labour Migration Human Trafficking and Multinational Corporations

Labour Migration  Human Trafficking and Multinational Corporations Author Ato Quayson
ISBN-10 9781136482649
Year 2013-06-19
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Although much literature on human trafficking focuses on sex trafficking, a great deal of human trafficking results from migrant workers, compelled - by economic deprivation in their home countries - to seek better life opportunities abroad, especially in agriculture, construction and domestic work. Such labour migration is sometimes legal and well managed, but sometimes not so – with migrant workers frequently threatened or coerced into entering debt bondage arrangements and ending up working in forced labour situations producing goods for illicit markets. This book fills a substantial gap in the existing literature given that labour trafficking is a much more subtle form of exploitation than sex trafficking. It discusses how far large multinational corporations are involved, whether intentionally or unintentionally, in human trafficking for the purposes of labour exploitation. They explore how far corporations are driven to seek cheap labour by the need to remain commercially competitive and examine how the problem often lies with corporations’ subcontractors, who are not as well controlled as they might be. The essays in the volume also outline and assess measures being taken by governments and international agencies to eradicate the problem.

Moving Boxes by Air

Moving Boxes by Air Author Dr Peter S Morrell
ISBN-10 9781409486763
Year 2012-10-01
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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Air cargo is a key element of the global supply chain. It allows outsourcing of manufacturing to other countries and links production in both multinational and smaller enterprises. It has also been the most important driver of certain export industries in countries such as South Africa, Kenya and Chile. As a component of the air transport industry, air cargo makes the crucial difference between profit and loss on many long-haul routes. For some network combination carriers it accounts for up to half of total tonne-kms flown, and as much as one quarter of total revenue. In addition, the integrated carriers such as DHL, FedEx and TNT have their own fleets of dedicated freighter aircraft, and cargo aircraft operators like Cargolux and Nippon Cargo have a specialist role in the industry. Featuring expert analysis and worked examples to enhance understanding, Moving Boxes by Air by Peter Morrell offers a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the business and practices of air cargo, with a chapter dedicated to each key issue, such as: current trends, market characteristics, regulation, airport terminal operations, pricing and revenues, and environmental impacts.

All Standing

All Standing Author Kathryn Miles
ISBN-10 9781451610161
Year 2013-01-08
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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All Standing The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston, the Legendary Irish Famine Ship recounts the journeys of this famous ship, her heroic crew, and the immigrants who were ferried between Ireland and North America. Spurred by a complex web of motivations—shame, familial obligation, and sometimes even greed—more than a million people attempted to flee the Irish famine. More than one hundred thousand of them would die aboard one of the five thousand aptly named “coffin ships.” But in the face of horrific losses, a small ship named the Jeanie Johnston never lost a passenger. Shipwright John Munn, community leader Nicholas Donovan, Captain James Attridge, Dr. Richard Blennerhassett, and the efforts of a remarkable crew allowed thousands of people to find safety and fortune throughout the United States and Canada. Why did these individuals succeed when so many others failed? What prompted them to act, when so many people preferred to do nothing—or worse? Using newspaper accounts, rare archival documents, and her own experience sailing as an apprentice aboard the recently re-created Jeanie Johnston, Kathryn Miles tells the story of these extraordinary people and the revolutionary milieu in which they set sail. The tale of each individual is remarkable in and of itself; read collectively, their stories paint a unique portrait of bravery in the face of a new world order. Theirs is a story of ingenuity and even defiance, one that recounts a struggle to succeed, to shake the mantle of oppression and guilt, to endure in the face of unimaginable hardship. On more than one occasion, stewards of the ship would be accused of acting out of self-interest or greed. Nevertheless, what these men—and their ship—accomplished over the course of eleven voyages to North America was the stuff of legend. Interwoven in their tale is the story of Nicholas Reilly, a baby boy born on the ship’s maiden voyage. The Reilly family climbed aboard the Jeanie Johnston in search of the American Dream. While they would find some version of that dream, it would not be without a struggle—one that would deposit Nicholas into a deeply controversial moment in American history. Against this backdrop, Miles weaves a thrilling, intimate narrative, chronicling the birth of a remarkable Irish-American family in the face of one of the planet’s greatest human rights atrocities.