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  Anti-Slavery Homepage
Recovered Histories: Reawakening the narratives of enslavement, resistance and the fight for freedom is Anti-Slavery International's newest website.
It provides insight into the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the struggle between those seeking to maintain the trade and those fighting for its abolition.
Containing over 40,000 digitised pages of literature on the slave trade, the website covers over 100 years of campaigning in Europe and the Americas, capturing the voices of the enslaved, enslavers, slave ship surgeons, abolitionists, parliamentarians, clergy and rebels...
www.antislavery.org   (247 words)

  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Slavery and Christianity
slave was not an object of contempt, because labour was not despised as it was elsewhere.
slaves who were Christians had pagan masters to whom this sentiment of fraternity was unknown, and who sometimes exhibited that cruelty of which moralists and poets so often speak.
slaves to seek in all things to please their masters, not to contradict them, to do them no wrong, to honour them, to be loyal to them, so as to make the teaching of God Our Saviour shine forth before the eyes of all, and to prevent that name and teaching from being
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14036a.htm   (3592 words)

  Slave - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Slave clock, in technology, a clock or timer that synchrnonizes to a master clock
Slave station, either a station used to traffic slaves, or a technical device that synchronizes to a master station
Slave bell, a brass bell used to regulate slavery at the Cape Colony
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Slave   (185 words)

 Slavery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Slaves owned by the Anglican Church's Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts on its sugar plantations in the West Indies had the word "society" branded on their chests with red-hot irons.
The slave trade from East Africa to Arabia was dominated by Arab and African traders in the coastal cities of Zanzibar, Dar Es Salaam and Mombasa.
Slave children apparently enjoyed some authoritative protection, as a letter from the 18th dynasty records limits to their use for harsh labor, and Egyptian households further bore the responsibility of adequately raising children of slave parents.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Slavery   (7533 words)

 IGN: Slave Zero Review
Slave Zero's plot is a textbook example of a science-fiction giant robot story, with a little bit of anime thrown on the side.
Slave Zero is a 60-foot tall, bio-mechanical, roof-jumping robot that's been stolen by a group of rebels to overthrow SovKahn.
Slave Zero's sound effects and music are actually quite standard, with the usual techno backbeats (which I found quite tolerable), and the normal gun and explosion sound effects.
pc.ign.com /articles/153/153932p1.html   (1414 words)

 Aboard a Slave Ship, 1829
The acts did nothing to curtail the trade of slaves within the nation's borders, but did end the overseas commerce in slaves.
The slaves were all inclosed under grated hatchways between decks.
They had on one occasion taken a slave vessel in the river Bonny; the slaves were stowed in the narrow space between decks and chained together.
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com /slaveship.htm   (1509 words)

 The Brown University News Service
Slaves were employed at the family’s spermaceti candle works and iron foundry, among other businesses, and almost certainly were used for farm work and household labor.
Slaves served differing functions in colonial Rhode Island depending on the setting: they worked as house servants in Newport, worked the Narragansett plantations in southern Rhode Island, and served a variety of functions in Providence, including as shoemakers, flsmiths, carpenters, seamen, and house servants.
A 1767 letter from slave owner William Burton, serving as “overseer of the Blacks” at the ore beds in the factory, contended that it was “ill usage” to use Negroes to uncover the iron ore and then allow white men to dig it.
www.brown.edu /Administration/News_Bureau/Info/Slavery.html   (4691 words)

Slave labor was essential to the profitable operation of the plantation, just as it had been for Speed's salt works at Mann's Lick.
Slave life at Farmington, however, was not "comfortable" and there are a number of cases where enslaved African Americans resisted slavery at Farmington.
The dig, in the area where slave cabins may once have stood, has uncovered many artifacts from the mid-1800s that were possibly slave possessions.
www.historicfarmington.org /slave.html   (1476 words)

SLAVE LIFE Francis Henderson was 19 when he managed to escape from a slave plantation outside of Washington, D.C., in 1841.
SLAVE WITH AN IRON MUZZLE 1839When persons being held as slaves were accused by their masters of insubordination, or of eating more than their allotment of food, they might expect to be fitted with an iron muzzle.
A number of slave rebellions, including one led by Nat Turner in 1831, which involved several free and literate fls and which he claimed was divinely inspired, had underscored for whites the need to maintain tight control over the literacy of fls and the tenor of their religious beliefs.
www.louswebsite.com /37.html   (3940 words)

 2004 - Year Of The Slave
Setting aside the stereotyped image of a slave as a bleeding chain-bound wretch, slaves throughout history are often hard to recognize.
The favored slaves of Asian potentates wore jewels to make a movie star gasp, yet were still slaves for all their finery and comfort.
Throughout history, slaves were expected to perform the work needed for their own upkeep, then perform additional work for the rulers.
www.rense.com /general47/slave.htm   (2185 words)

 Slave Quarter at Carter's Grove
Slaves also might barter or sell items fashioned in their hours outside the fields.
The exhibit opened with the goals of exploring fl and white relations in the American colonies, the economic forces that encouraged the creation of the slave system and sustained it, the institutionalization of racism, daily slave life, African cultural backgrounds, the development of African American culture, and slavery's long-term effects.
There is, as well, emphasis on the development of extended families and the sense of a slave community that embraced other quarters.
www.history.org /Almanack/places/hb/hbslave.cfm   (407 words)

 Which U.S. Presidents Owned Slaves?
TJ freed five slaves in his will, all members of the Hemings family.Sally was not among them; TJ’s daughter Martha freed her years later.
Many a mother clasps her infant to her bosom when she retires to rest, under dreadful apprehensions that she may be aroused from her slumbers by the savage yells of the slaves by whom she is surrounded.
Soon the slaves would have outnumbered the masters, and, not being in sympathy with them, would have risen in their might and exterminated them.
www.nas.com /~lopresti/ps.htm   (2042 words)

 Documenting the American South: North American Slave Narratives
Loguen, as a Slave and as a Freeman.
Poems by a Slave in the Island of Cuba, Recently Liberated; Translated from the Spanish, by R. Madden, M.D. With the History of the Early Life of the Negro Poet, Written by Himself; to Which Are Prefixed Two Pieces Descriptive of Cuban Slavery and the Slave-Traffic, by R. London: Thomas Ward and Co., 1840.
Narrative of Joanna; An Emancipated Slave, of Surinam.
docsouth.unc.edu /neh/texts.html   (7593 words)

 Slave Trade Archives: UNESCO-CI
It aims to break a silence and make universally known the issue of the transatlantic slave trade and slavery, its causes and dramatic results, by means of scientific work.
An International Scientific Committee was set up for this project to examine the whole question of the slave trade and its impact on the prevailing economic and political situation in a number of countries as well as a means of promoting intercultural dialogue.
The Slave Trade Archives Project was launched in 1999 with the aim of improving access to, and safeguarding of, original documents related to the transatlantic slave trade and slavery throughout the world.
portal.unesco.org /ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=8780&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html   (436 words)

 Chronology on the History of Slavery 1619 to 1789
Slaves were mostly for sugar plantations, diamond mines in Brazil, house servants, on tobacco farms in Virginia, in gold mines in Hispaniola and later the cotton industry in the Southern States of the USA.
Free white women who marry fl slaves are to be slaves during the lives of their spouses, Ironically, children born of white servant women and fls are regarded as free by a 1681 law.
Moreover the repercussions of the trans-Atlantic slave trade on the interior of the Bight of Biafra during the period of heaviest population displacement in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries remain poorly understood.
www.innercity.org /holt/slavechron.html   (17488 words)

 Wonders of the African World - Episodes - Slave Kingdoms
West Africa is also the place of origin of vodou, the only indigenous African religion to survive the trans-Atlantic slave trade and remain in practice in the Americas today.
Precolonial empires such as Dahomey and Ashanti (located in what is now Benin and Ghana), where slave ports at Ouidah and Elmina flourished, accumulated enormous wealth and power as a result of the trade of their fellow Africans.
Domestic slave ownership as well as domestic and international slave trades in western Africa preceded the late 15th-century origins of the Atlantic slave trade.
www.pbs.org /wonders/Episodes/Epi3/slave_2.htm   (922 words)

 Slave Compensation Cases
Said slave was born to claimant in 1843.
Said slave enlisted 22 Dec., 1863 at Brunswick, MO in the 65th Regiment, Co "K" of the Colored Troops.
Said slave was purchased from ELIRA C. BRYCE in 1843 in Shale,LA. Parish of Rapides.
www.missouri-slave-data.org /slavecases.html   (2561 words)

 Using Slave Flash
A typical slave unit will fire on the first flash it senses while the digital camera captures the image on the second flash.
The RF-50 Ring Flash has built in digital slave circuitry and needs only to be screwed on to the lens threads of your camera for shadow free macro work such as dental and catalog photography.
Since these slave flash products have built in digital slave circuitry, no electrical connection to the camera is required.
www.shortcourses.com /how/slave/slave.htm   (287 words)

 NPR : Slavery's Legacy in West Africa
During the four centuries of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, an estimated 12 million Africans were taken from their continent and brought to the New World and Europe.
She has quite a perspective on the issue: Her great grandmother was a slave, and her great, great, great-grandfather was the infamous Francisco "Cha Cha" de Souza, a Portuguese slave trader.
The story of the slave trade is kept alive in the songs of village griots, or tribal storytellers, who sing the history of the slave-conquering kings of Dahomey.
www.npr.org /programs/re/archivesdate/2004/apr/slavery   (733 words)

 The Slave Narrative   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
"The slave narrative took on its classic form and tone between 1840 and 1860, when the romantic movement in American literature was in its most influential phase.
See also the list of characteristics in James Olney's "'I was born': Slave Narratives, Their Status as Autobiography and as Literature" and other essays in The Slave's Narrative, ed.
This is not a slave narrative but a novel written by a white abolitionist.
www.wsu.edu /~campbelld/amlit/slave.htm   (1604 words)

 A Portrait of Harriet Tubman
She had a scar on her head because in a store one day a man was chasing another slave and Harriet got in the way of the door.
Harriet would carry a gun so if slaves were too scared she would point at them and say, "Go on or die!" Harriet also kept her word.
When all of the slaves were free Harriet was a nurse and a spy.
www2.lhric.org /pocantico/tubman/sketches.htm   (2029 words)

 African Timelines Part III: African Slave Trade & European Imperialism
In the Americas, slave labor became the key component in trans-Atlantic agriculture and commerce supporting the booming capitalist economy of the 17th and 18th centuries, with the greatest demand in the Americas coming from Brazil and the sugar plantations of the Caribbean.
African slaves and their descendants carried skills and communitarian values, rich cultural traditions, resiliency, and resistance ethos that transformed and enriched the cultures they entered around the world.
Slave uprising in Haiti (called Saint-Domingue by the French) involving 1,000s of slaves, is led by Toussant L'Ouverture (1743-1803).
web.cocc.edu /cagatucci/classes/hum211/timelines/htimeline3.htm   (3454 words)

 Ancient and Medieval Slaves - History for Kids!
A slave is someone who is the property of somebody else, according to the laws of the place they live in.
Often soldiers or their families who were captured in war (prisoners of war) were sold as slaves, as a way of raising money for the winning side.
A few hundred years later, Aristotle did say that some people were just naturally born to be slaves, but he is the only one to say it, and he does not say that this is because of their race.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/people/slaves.htm   (614 words)

 EDSITEment - Lesson Plan
Have them point out indications in Hannah Valentine's letters that she wrote them by dictation to a white person and that they were read aloud by a white person to her husband and daughter.
Explore the implications of this enforced illiteracy for the relationship between slave and master by having students role-play the situation in their study groups, letting one student read each letter aloud to the group.
To retrieve the John Boston letter, click on "Maryland Fugitive Slave to His Wife." To retrieve the Spotswood Rice letters, click on "Missouri Black Soldier to His Enslaved Daughters." Both documents are also accessible through the "Desruction of Slavery" link and "The Black Military Experience" link on the website's homepage.
edsitement.neh.gov /view_lesson_plan.asp?id=280   (2172 words)

 Slave Trade
This is where most of the slaves were taken during the first few centuries of the Atlantic slave trade.
Although many people think that most slaves were stolen or caught by slave traders, this is not the truth.
Many times slaves that were caught had to wait for the traders to buy more slaves before they sailed to America.
library.thinkquest.org /CR0212661/id19.htm   (706 words)

 CNN.com - 'Master' and 'slave' computer labels unacceptable, officials say - Nov. 26, 2003
Los Angeles officials have asked that manufacturers, suppliers and contractors stop using the terms "master" and "slave" on computer equipment, saying such terms are unacceptable and offensive.
In the computer industry, "master" and "slave" are used to refer to primary and secondary hard disk drives.
Faced with an avalanche of complaints from vendors and the general public, Sandoval told Reuters in an interview that his memo was intended as "nothing more than a request" and not an ultimatum or policy change.
www.cnn.com /2003/TECH/ptech/11/26/master.term.reut   (552 words)

 slave - Wiktionary
At the time the word was coined, slaves were coming from the Slavic area.
A person who is forced to work for another, usually without pay.
I was slaving all day over a hot stove.
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/slave   (135 words)

 Slave - AOL Music
Chattel slaves were occasionally trained in artisan workshops for...
Slave is a term often used in BDSM to connote a specific form of submissive.
A sexual roleplay or consensual slave could also be a masochist or bottom,...
music.aol.com /artist/slave/5452/main?_pgtyp=pdct   (150 words)

 slave. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
One who is abjectly subservient to a specified person or influence: “I was still the slave of education and prejudice” (Edward Gibbon).
The derivation of the word slave encapsulates a bit of European history and explains why the two words slaves and Slavs are so similar; they are, in fact, historically identical.
Slavs became slaves around the beginning of the ninth century when the Holy Roman Empire tried to stabilize a German-Slav frontier.
www.bartleby.com /61/62/S0466200.html   (277 words)

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