It’s a common misconception that slavery does not exist anymore, at least not in the numbers seen in the 1800’s. On the contrary, the Global Slavery Index estimates that there were over 45 Million slaves in 2016, the highest number ever recorded.
Reference: The Global Slavery Index; http://www.globalslaveryindex.org/media/.
In the U.S., many cases of slavery is a result of human trafficking. Not all slaves are trafficked, but all trafficking victims are victims of slavery. Human trafficking is a particularly cruel type of slavery because it removes the victim from all that is familiar to her, rendering her completely isolated and alone, often unable to speak the language of her captors or fellow victims. The greatest human trafficking event in the U.S. is the Super Bowl, where every year thousands of women and children are shipped in and forced to work in the sex trade.