Origins of U.S. Anti-Trafficking Policy and the Influence of Carceral Feminism on Contemporary Sex Trafficking Discourse

Origins of U.S. Anti-Trafficking Policy: Colonialism, Racism, and Labor Exploitation

In recounting the history of farmworkers’ struggle in California during the 19th and 20th centuries, Sam Kushner (1975) provides historical context for the way the colonization of California informed the practice of foreign labor exploitation. Following the genocide of the indigenous people and the land grabs of the mid-late 1800s, established…