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  Slavery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
African slaves are known to have engaged in at least 250 shipboard rebellions during the period of the translantic crossings.
The basis of slavery is a slave master and the serf.
Slaves in the United States who escaped ownership would often make their way north to the northern part of the country or Canada through what became known as the "Underground Railroad".
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 History of slavery in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Around half a million Africans were brought over from Africa during the slave trade, but due to laws claiming the offspring of slaves as slaves, the slave population in the United States grew to 4 million by the 1860 Census.
Early on, slaves (indentured servants) were most useful in the growing of indigo, rice, and tobacco; cotton was only a side crop.
Many landowners began to grow increasingly dependent on slave labor for their livelihood, and legislatures responded accordingly by increasingly stricter regulations on forced labor practices, known as the Slave codes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_slavery_in_the_United_States   (3475 words)

 The New Slavery
Slaves in Pakistan may have made the shoes you are wearing and the carpet you stand on.
Slaves are often forced to sleep next to their looms or brick kilns; some are even chained to their work tables.
Slaves in the American South in the nineteenth century were very expensive, in part because they originally had to be shipped thousands of miles from Africa.
www.fatdawg.com /slavery2.html   (5979 words)

 Ancient Rome - Slavery - Crystalinks
The Italian economy depended on abundant slave labor, with slaves constituting 40 percent of the population.
Slaves were considered property; they had no rights and were subject to their owners' whims.
The legal status of "slave" continued for centuries, but slaves were gradually replaced by wage laborers in the towns and by land-bound peasants (later called serfs) in the countryside.
www.crystalinks.com /romeslavery.html   (381 words)

 Antebellum Slavery - Non-Plantation Slave Life: Labor and Occupations
The common scenario for the domestic slave was that of a life in a middle-class household, in which both the property and the white masters living on it, called for the constant attention and care of by the slaves.
Slaves were required to constantly keep up with the needs of their masters, as they performed innumerable tasks that seemed never to cease.
Slaves were always vital to the growth of industry, such as the renowned tobacco and iron industries of Richmond.
cghs.dade.k12.fl.us /slavery/antebellum_slavery/non_plantation_slave_life/labor.htm   (1265 words)

 Chocolate and Slavery
Young boys whose ages range from 12 to 16 have been sold into slave labor and are forced to work in cocoa farms in order to harvest the beans, from which chocolate is made, under inhumane conditions and extreme abuse.
Slave traders are trafficking boys ranging from the age of 12 to 16 from their home countries and are selling them to cocoa farmers in Cote d'Ivoire.
The effect of being sold into slave labor has the obvious physical scars from the constant beatings the children receive, their inhumane living conditions, and the practical starvation that the farmers impose on them.
www.american.edu /TED/chocolate-slave.htm   (4663 words)

 PPharaoh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Mass slave labor still occurs today ranging from the more sinister drug and pornography industries, to large corporations seekings large pools of cheap labor in Third World countries where "employees" have no recourse at all but to accept terms or not to subsist.
Labor unions of German and German Jewish workers were highly popular, but when the Third Reich took the reigns of Germany, the labor unions were quickly taken over by Reich officials.
Very swiftly [in one day for the Labor Unions] the officers of the Unions were replaced by Party members, and soon the Unions, the Churches, the Press and Educational institutions were under the firm control of the National Socialist Party.
www.shoaheducation.com /ppharaoh.html   (1335 words)

 CNNfyi.com - Austria signs landmark slave labor deal - October 24, 2000
Compensation for the 150,000 slave laborers -- mostly from central and Eastern European states -- will be made from a special reconciliation fund totaling 6 billion schilling ($415 million).
Half of that sum is to be paid by the Austrian government, in line with a sharing formula applied in the recent slave labor settlement in Germany.
Slave laborers working in agriculture and the service sector are to be compensated with 20,000 schilling ($1,218).
edition.cnn.com /2000/fyi/news/10/24/slave.labor/index.html   (868 words)

 The Slave Labor Program
The SS was directed to participate in the abduction of slave laborers, and in the case of raids on villages or burning of villages, to turn the entire population over for slave labor in Germany.
The conspirators' policy, of permanently weakening the enemy through the enslavement of labor and breaking up of families, was applied in the Occupied Eastern Territories after Rosenberg's approval of a plan for the apprehension and deportation of 40,000 to 50,000 youths of the ages from 10 to 14.
As in France, the slave hunt in Holland was accompanied by terror and abduction.
www.nizkor.org /hweb/imt/nca/nca-01/nca-01-10-slaves-03b.html   (1719 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions | Free the Slaves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Slaves are subjected to all these conditions, but additionally they have lost their free will — they cannot walk away.
Most slaves are paid nothing at all, and the physical and psychological violence used against them is so complete that they cannot escape their condition as a slave.
It is very difficult to identify multinationals companies who are profiting off of slave labor, and many of the multinationals may be unaware of slavery in their supply chains.
www.freetheslaves.net /slavery/faqs   (800 words)

 Digital History
Most slave labor, however, was used in planting, cultivating, and harvesting cotton, hemp, rice, tobacco, or sugar cane.
When they were not raising a cash crop, slaves grew other crops, such as corn or potatoes; cared for livestock; and cleared fields, cut wood, repaired buildings and fences.
Slave masters extracted labor from virtually the entire slave community, young, old, healthy, and physically impaired.
www.digitalhistory.uh.edu /database/article_display.cfm?HHID=75   (481 words)

 Capitol slave labor studied - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics - June 01, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The U.S. Capitol was built with the labor of slaves who cut the logs, laid the stones and baked the bricks.
Historians say slaves were the largest labor pool when Congress in 1790 decided to create a new national capital along the Potomac surrounded by the two slave-owning states of Maryland and Virginia.
Slaves cut trees on the hill where the Capitol would stand, cleared stumps from the new streets, worked in the stone quarries where sandstone was cut and assisted the masons laying stone for the walls of the new homes of Congress and the president.
washingtontimes.com /national/20050531-110046-7574r.htm   (430 words)

 Workfare -- Slave Labor U.S. Style
Workfare slave labor is one more fascist weapon in the bosses' arsenal to prepare us for a war to save their profit system.
Workfare slave labor is a product of capitalism in crisis, another way the bosses hope to lay the burden of their insoluble crisis on the backs of the working class.
That's why Progressive Labor Party is engaged in a militant campaign against workfare, to lay bare its capitalist source and use that exposure to win tens of thousands of workers to communist revolution, to join the Party that's organizing for it.
www.plp.org /pamphlets/workfare.html   (2790 words)

 The Epoch Times :: The High Cost of China's Laogai
Laogai means “reform through labor.” It’s a system of prison factories and detention centers set up by former Chinese leader Mao Zedong during the 1950’s as a means to re-educate through labor and increase economic gain for the People’s Republic of China.
Among those that make up the population in these labor camps are criminals, political prisoners, and practitioners of the spiritual practice Falun Gong, who reportedly now make up to half of those detained in the Laogai labor system.
Laws on the books that outlaw slave labor products have not been able to stop the tide of illegally and inhumanely manufactured merchandise from being shipped and traded worldwide.
english.epochtimes.com /news/4-3-24/20545.html   (1016 words)

 Financial compensation for Nazi slave laborers
During the Nazi era, the EKD and the main Protestant social-service organization, Dikonisches Werk exploited slave laborers in church parishes, and diaconal institutions such as church-run hospitals.
The EKD and DW have admitted that they used slave labor and agreed to contribute 10 million Deutschmarks (about 4.7 million in U.S. dollars) to the main compensation fund, thus increasing the fund by about 0.06%.
Edward Fagan said that companies that "employed" slave labor had records showing the names of the workers, their concentration camp or factory, and for how long they worked.
www.religioustolerance.org /fin_nazi.htm   (2288 words)

 The Food Revolution
In both cases, the slave is forced to work by violence or the threat of violence, paid nothing, given only that which keeps him or her able to continue to work, is not free to leave, and can be killed without significant legal consequence.
Slaves today are so cheap that they're not even seen as a capital investment anymore.
Plus, the agreement provides for a formal advisory group to investigate child labor practices in West Africa, and a commitment by the chocolate companies to "identify positive development alternatives for the children" who might be affected.
www.foodrevolution.org /slavery_chocolate.htm   (4366 words)

 Slave Labor
Of the 986 Chinese slave laborers brought to work at Hanaoka in 1944, 418 died from beatings and torture by the end of the war.
The rest of the starving camp was kept at slave labor until finally being liberated by U.S. occupation forces.
Taiheiyo urged Lichtman to dismiss the lawsuit on grounds that earlier governmental accords dealt with slave labor claims and that the case properly belonged in federal court.
guywong.home.netcom.com /html/slavelab.htm   (7639 words)

 Holocaust: The Slave Labor Program
The resources of manpower that are available in the occupied territories are to be employed primarily to satisfy the requirements of importance for the war, in Germany itself.
Sauckel participated in the formulation of overall labor requirements for Germany and assigned quotas to be filled by and with the assistance of the individuals and agencies mentioned above, with knowledge that force and brutality were the only means whereby his demands could be met.
Moreover, Sauckel, in requesting the assistance of the Army for the recruitment of 1,00,000 men and women from the occupied Eastern territories, informed Keitel that prompt action was required; and that, as in all other occupied countries, pressure had to be used if other measures were not successful (3012-PS).
www.nizkor.org /hweb/imt/nca/nca-01/nca-01-10-slaves-08b.html   (887 words)

 The Slave Labor Program
It was a policy of underfeeding and overworking foreign laborers, of subjecting them to every form of degradation and brutality.
PLANNING FOR THE USE OF SLAVE LABOR The use of vast numbers of foreign workers was planned before Germany went to war and was an integral part of the conspiracy for waging aggressive war.
The primary purpose was to satisfy the labor requirements of the Nazi war machine by compelling foreign workers, in effect, to make war against their own countries and its allies.
fcit.coedu.usf.edu /holocaust/resource/document/DOCSLA1.HTM   (736 words)

 IHS Child Slave Labor :: Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Many people do not know about how prominent child slave labor is in today's society.
Our purpose is to inform people who may not be familiar with the extent of child slave labor or even know that it exists.
The most we can do is keep everyone aware of the severity of child slave labor and hope that people will make the sacrifice to support other companies that honestly manufacture their products.
www.ihscslnews.org   (231 words)

 Tariff Act of 1930: Taking a Stand Against Slave Labor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Uranium, of which the U.S. imports $10 million worth, is mined.by forced labor at Zhelttye Vody and Novaya Borovaya in the Ukraine, several Siberian camps at Krasnoyarsk, and a camp in Central Asia at Uchkuduk.6 The CIA reports that forced labor mines gold at Zeravshan in Central Asia.
7 Soviet policy on the use of corrective labor as punishment imposed by court sentence is set forth in the Soviet law entitled "Principles for Corrective Labor Legislation of the USSR and Union Republics," approved 8 by the Supreme Soviet on July 11, 1969, amended in 1977, 1981, 1982.
Because of its forced labor practices, the Soviet Union is violating the U.N. Charter, the 1926 Anti-Slavery convention, and the 1930 Forced Labor Convention, and has been under investiga- tion by the International Labor Organization for nearly 30 years.
new.heritage.org /Research/TradeandForeignAid/IB102.cfm   (2098 words)

 Mitsubishi WWII Slave Labor
A brief detail on some of them Mitsubishi POW slave labor camps is here.
All the POW slave labors are asking monetarily is their back wages with interest.
Recently Mitsubishi rejected a Chinese slave labor lawsuit demand by saying it bore no responsibility since it was national policy to employ Chinese laborers.
www.mitsubishisucks.com /slave-labor.html   (439 words)

 Slave Labor Goes Disney - 2/21/2006 - Publishers Weekly
Slave Labor Graphics, based in San Jose, Calif., has exhibited in New York City before, but the comics publisher's appearance at the inaugural New York Comic-Con gives it a chance to show off the fruits of a new copublishing venture with Disney Publishing.
Indeed, Slave Labor is taking these Disney classics beyond the endings we all know and using its popular writers and artists to develop new adventures.
Several creators are at the Slave Labor Graphics booth (#525) to promote both their own books and their work on the Disney titles.
www.publishersweekly.com /article/CA6308881.html   (390 words)

 Jewish Slave Labor
Concurrently, this vast flood of riches was building their well-planned industry of the future - all built on the foundations of Slave Labor and the ashes of the dead.
The containments the Slave Laborers were forced into were merely smaller concentration camps surrounding or close by the factories.
The Slaves were fed poorly, worked for excessive hours, often until they dropped dead of starvation and exhaustion.
www.gamla.org.il /english/article/1999/nov/win4.htm   (1863 words)

 Ford Motor Company & Nazi Slave Labor - Issues Section
She has never received compensation for her forced labor, or for the inhuman conditions she was forced to endure at Ford Werke A.G. Historical records show that, unlike most American-owned property in Nazi Germany, the Ford Werke A.G. plant was never confiscated by the German government.
It became impossible to obtain sufficient voluntary labor from the German people to sustain the Nazi war machine, the Nazi regime increasingly turned to unpaid, forced labor, impressed from its captive populations, the inmates of concentration camps, and prisoners of war.
Ford Werke A.G. began utilizing French prisoners of war as forced laborers, and continued utilizing thousands of forced laborers throughout the war in violation of Article 52 of the Hague Convention, and the provisions of the Geneva Convention Governing Prisoners of War.
www.bulldognews.net /issues_ford_slave_labor.html   (893 words)

 Slave Labor | Progressive U   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
A lot of the Americans and Canadians taxes go to the companies, causing the to not need slave labor as much, yet they still use it because the slaves are available and want the jobs to be able to pay for education and many other things.
Nike is known very well for its slave labor, yet they don’t talk about it much because then people might stop buying Nike products.
Many children are used for the labor because they know that it may be the only way for them to make money to get an education, causing them to possibly be able to get a real job somewhere else that is safer, such as
www.progressiveu.org /110424-slave-labor   (445 words)

 Volkswagen establishes $11.7 million fund for slave laborers
Some 10 years ago, a study commissioned by the company detailed the role of slave laborers in maintaining production during the war years.
Because of the firm's location in a sparsely populated region in northern Germany, and because many of its employees were drafted to fight in the German army, it relied heavily on forced labor.
Despite the availability of information about the significant role of slave labor in maintaining the company's wartime profits, Volkswagen, like other German firms, refused to make compensation payments after the war.
www.jewishaz.com /jewishnews/980918/volks.shtml   (426 words)

 Women of Ravensbrück - Slave Labor
The women were forced to work at many kinds of slave labor, from heavy outdoor jobs to building V-2 rocket parts for the Siemens Electric Company.
he major private firm that used slave labor at Ravensbrück was the Siemens Electric Company, today the second largest electric company in the world.
This kind of work was created for women "rabbits" who had been used as guinea pigs after medical experimentation had been performed on them.
www.chgs.umn.edu /Visual___Artistic_Resources/Women_of_Ravensbruck/Slave_Labor/slave_labor.html   (292 words)

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