Published June 2000
by Diane Pub Co .
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||48|
The history of slavery spans many cultures, nationalities, and religions from ancient times to the present day. However the social, economic, and legal positions of slaves have differed vastly in different systems of slavery in different times and places. Slavery occurs relatively rarely among hunter-gatherer populations because it develops under conditions of social stratification. In one form or another, slavery has existed throughout the world for millennia. It helped to change the world, and the world transformed the : Seymour Drescher. Fascinating book! You realize that most people's view of slavery is so short sighted and inaccurate - only thinking about the African American slavery in the American South. I was shocked to learn of the diverse practices of slavery around the world and throughout history/5. Get this from a library! Slavery throughout history. Biographies. [Theodore L Sylvester] -- Profiles thirty people affected by or involved in the institution of slavery throughout the world, from ancient times to the twentieth century.
A comprehensive examination of the institution of slavery throughout the world, from ancient Mesopotamia to the present day. Research on slavery, from its early roots in Mesopotamia to its occurrence in the United States is made easy with this 3-vol. set. Slavery Throughout History: Almanac provides students with the in-depth information they need to write reports and class assignments. I read this book as part of research I'm doing for a project, and I found it super helpful. As an American, it's easy for me to box "slavery" under one or two rather large and clunky boxes, but it's important to recognize and understand that slavery has existed in a variety of forms throughout history and the world/5. Slavery in what became the United States probably began with the arrival of "20 and odd" enslaved Africans to the British colony of Virginia, in It officially ended with the ratification of the 13th Amendment in Use our timeline to navigate a history of slavery in the United States. Slavery, condition in which one human being was owned by another. A slave was considered by law as property, or chattel, and was deprived of most of the rights ordinarily held by free persons. Learn more about the history, legality, and sociology of slavery in this article.
Slavery Is Everywhere. There are tens of millions of people trapped in various forms of slavery throughout the world today. Researchers estimate that 40 million are enslaved worldwide, generating $ billion each year in illicit profits for traffickers. Labor Slavery. About 50 percent toil in forced labor slavery in industries where manual. The abolition of slavery occurred at different times in different countries. It frequently occurred sequentially in more than one stage – for example, as abolition of the trade in slaves in a specific country, and then as abolition of slavery throughout empires. Each step was usually the result of a . "[L]ays bare the universal nature of slavery throughout history, including in the modern era. "Due to its brevity and impressive coverage of slavery in a global context, this text is well suited for undergraduate college courses, especially since each chapter is accompanied by a list of 'Questions for Consideration' that challenges the reader 5/5(2). Lifestyles & Social Issues; Slavery & Human Trafficking Slavery & Human Trafficking. Throughout history and across continents, slavery was used as a way to obtain cheap labor by depriving human beings of their personal liberty and creating a dependent labor force that was legally viewed as the "property" of the slaveholder, despite the obvious and grievous violation of human rights that this.