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Chasing Slavery

Chasing Slavery: The Persistence of Forced Labor in the Southwest

This symposium takes the global phenomenon of modern slavery and trafficking, grounds it in the past and present of the Southwest and examines the ways that labor migration, immigration restriction, border violence, and economic inequality combine to produce the soil that can give rise to modern slavery.  Read more on our About page.


Ambassador Luis C.deBaca (ret.) | Chasing Slavery: Reflections from the Southwest
Ambassador Luis C.deBaca


John Mckiernan-González | Center for the Study of the Southwest, Texas State University
John Mckiernan-Gonzalez, 2019

Jessica R. Pliley | Department of History, Texas State University
Jessica Pliley