The Handmaid’s Tale: Slavery Reborn

SPOILERS. Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale is based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel. Seth Daire and JJ Janflone explain the context of the story, then discuss the similarities with American antebellum slavery, how the story conveys agency and oppression, and why it’s an example of slavery rather than trafficking.

Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid’s Tale. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1984.
Nelson, David. Women’s Issues in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Farmington Hills: Greenhaven Press, 2012.