22 Facts About Slavery


Slavery typically involves the enslaved person being made to perform some form of work while having their location or residence dictated by the enslaver.

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Slavery is more common when the tasks are relatively simple and thus easy to supervise, such as large-scale monocrops such as sugarcane and cotton, in which output depended on economies of scale.

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Slavery further stated that slaves would be better able to gain their freedom under centralized government, or a central authority like a king or church.

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Slavery predates written records and has existed in many cultures.

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Slavery is rare among hunter-gatherer populations because it requires economic surpluses and a substantial population density.

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Slavery existed in Pharaonic Egypt, but studying it is complicated by terminology used by the Egyptians to refer to different classes of servitude over the course of history.

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Slavery existed in ancient China as early as the Shang dynasty.

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Slavery was employed largely by governments as a means of maintaining a public labour force.

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Slavery was widespread in Africa, which pursued both internal and external slave trade.

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Slavery was hereditary, the slaves being prisoners of war and their descendants were slaves.

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Slavery has been described as "very important in medieval Korea, probably more important than in any other East Asian country, but by the 16th century, population growth was making [it] unnecessary".

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Slavery went into decline around the 10th century but came back in the late Goryeo period when Korea experienced multiple slave rebellions.

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Slavery had never been authorized by statute within England and Wales, and in 1772, in the case Somerset v Stewart, Lord Mansfield declared that it was unsupported within England by the common law.

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Slavery had been practiced in British America from early colonial days and was legal in all Thirteen Colonies, at the time of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

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Slavery felt that a multiracial society without slavery was untenable, as he believed that prejudice against black people increased as they were granted more rights.

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Slavery has existed all throughout Asia, and forms of slavery still exist today.

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Slavery intensified during the Muslim domination of northern India after the 11th-century.

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Slavery was legally abolished in the possessions of the East India Company by the Indian Slavery Act, 1843.

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Slavery'storians pointed out that at the same time Hideyoshi expressed his indignation and outrage at the Portuguese trade in Japanese slaves, he was engaging in a mass slave trade of Korean prisoners of war in Japan.

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Slavery was again abolished by Wang Mang in China in 17 CE but was reinstituted after his assassination.

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In 1839, the world's oldest international human rights organization, Anti-Slavery International, was formed in Britain by Joseph Sturge, which campaigned to outlaw slavery in other countries.

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Slavery'storians agree that films have largely shaped historical memories, but they debate issues of accuracy, plausibility, moralism, sensationalism, how facts are stretched in search of broader truths, and suitability for the classroom.

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