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Speaker: Jessica R. Pliley

Title: Protecting the Young and the Innocent

Subtitle: Age, Consent, and the Enforcement of the White Slave Traffic Act

Conference: When is a Child a Slave? Children's Labor and Children's Rights, 1760-2014. An Interdisciplinary Colloquium

Session: Enslaved Children in the Present: Invisible in Plain Sight

Place: University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States

Date: October 18, 2013

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | American History: U.S. History | Prosecution: Law / White Slave Traffic Act; Prosecution: Police; Types: Forced Prostitution / Sex Trafficking


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Speaker: Jessica Pliley, Department of History, Texas State University at San Marcos – Speaker's Personal Website,

Publication: Pliley, Jessica R. »Protecting the Young and the Innocent: Age, Consent, and the Enforcement of the White Slave Traffic Act.« Small Bonds: Child Slave from 1607 to 2004. Edited by Anna M. Duane. New York 2016. – Bibliographic Entry: Info

Wikipedia: History of the Americas: History of the United States | Law: Mann Act | Police: Federal Bureau of Investigation | Prostitution: Forced Prostitution | Sex and the law: Sex trafficking