Anthony Dibucci, Nathan R. Vicar


This poster reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process.



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Most people believe that slavery in the United States ended on January 1, 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. However, in reality there are over 27 million humans enslaved throughout the word today. People may find this statistic hard to believe. This is due to the fact that the dilemma of human trafficking is a problem that is invisible to our society. In fact there are over 200,000 humans currently enslaved within the United States. Slaves today are forced, tricked, or threatened into situations where they work for little or no pay and are unable to leave their horrible situation. Human beings are taken advantage of for their labor and bodies to gain a profit for another person. They are subjected to horrible physical, psychological, and spiritual abuse that leaves them scarred for life, if they are even lucky enough to survive their life as a slave. This poster examines the differences between historic and modern day slavery.

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Course Project

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Anthony N. Talbott

Primary Advisor's Department

Political Science


Stander Symposium poster

Research exercise: Slavery: How the Chains Remain Attached Today