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Human Trafficking is a widespread problem throughout the United States and across the globe, known by many as the modern-day slave trade. Many Americans are unaware of this issue and believe that after the Emancipation Proclamation slavery ceased to exist in the US. This, unfortunately, is not the fact, as there are more slaves today than at the height of the Atlantic Slave Trade. Along with this, Ohio specifically has become a large hub of the human trafficking process; Toledo is the fourth largest site for minor sex trafficking in the continental United States, ranking only behind Miami, Las Vegas, and Portland. Our project will examine the business of trafficking in persons in Ohio, as well as Ohio's role in international and national slave-trading. We will cover the basic processes involved in the acquisition, movement, and exploitation of slaves, as well as some current significant statistics on trafficking on local, national, and international levels.
Anthony N. Talbott
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium poster
Kratz, Jonathan A.; Lang, Graham; and Nandor, Jeff T., "Research exercise: Human Trafficking and Ohio" (2013). Stander Symposium Posters. 285.