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  What the Bible says about slavery
"[Slavery] was established by decree of Almighty God...it is sanctioned in the Bible, in both Testaments, from Genesis to Revelation...it has existed in all ages, has been found among the people of the highest civilization, and in nations of the highest proficiency in the arts.
Nowhere is slavery in the Bible lambasted as an oppressive and evil institution: Vaughn Roste, United Church of Canada staff.
Slavery was eventually recognized as an extreme evil.
www.religioustolerance.org /sla_bibl.htm   (653 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Slavery and Christianity
slavery, first in the Roman world, next in that society which was the result of the barbarian invasions, and lastly in the modern world.
slavery in principle, and with having tolerated it in fact, is to blame it for not having let loose a frightful revolution, in which, perhaps, all civilization would have perished with Roman society.
Indians; that Urban VIII forbade it in 1639, and Benedict XIV in 1741; that Pius VII demanded of the Congress of Vienna, in 1815, the suppression of the
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14036a.htm   (3592 words)

  
 Slavery in the Modern World
Sometimes referred to as bonded laborers (because of the debts owed their masters), public perception of modern slavery is often confused with reports of workers in low-wage jobs or inhumane working conditions.
Many of these children are from Benin and Togo, and are sold into the domestic, agricultural, and sex industries of wealthier, neighboring countries such as Nigeria and Gabon.
Though most Americans believe slavery was abolished with the Emancipation Proclamation more than a century ago, the horrors of human beings held in bondage flourishes today.
www.infoplease.com /spot/slavery1.html   (1020 words)

  
  Constitutional Topic: Slavery - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net
Slavery is mentioned in two main places in the Constitution; in Article 1, Section 2 Clause 3, and the 13th Amendment.
The biggest difference between native slavery and the slavery brought by Europeans to Africa and the Caribbean was the scope and scale.
Slavery, in fact, was the backbone of the primary industry of the South, and it was accepted as a given that agriculture in the South without slave labor was not possible.
www.usconstitution.net /consttop_slav.html   (0 words)

  
  Slavery and Exclusion Laws in Oregon
In fact, the opposite was true: slavery was outlawed as a means of keeping the fl population in Oregon to a minimum.
The judge cited the fact that slavery was illegal in the Oregon Territory as the reason for his decision.
Slavery was declared to be illegal, and settlers who currently owned slaves were required to free them within three years.
www.endoftheoregontrail.org /slavery.html   (1567 words)

  
  The African American : A Journey from Slavery to Freedom
Slavery as an issue in America was in constant conflict with the founding Democratic principles of this nation.
Slavery therefore became the ultimate test of disunity within the union of states which were already at odds in a democracy espousing freedom for its people.
Olaudah Equiano's account of slavery brought to the eyes of the world community the use of children taken and used as slaves in a practice which was heretofore thought of as only the world of adults living as captives.
www.liu.edu /cwis/cwp/library/aaslavry.htm   (5524 words)

  
  Slavery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Slavery is the social and legal designation of specific persons as property, for the purpose of providing labor and services for the owner without the right of the slave to refuse, or gain compensation.
The legal designation of slavery is rare, as most societies consider slavery to be illegal, and persons held as in such condition are considered by authorities to be victims of unlawful imprisonment.
The basis of slavery is a slave master and the serf.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Slavery   (5692 words)

  
 History of slavery in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This split was triggered by the opposition of northern Baptists to slavery, and in particular by the 1844 statement of the Home Mission Society declaring that a person could not be a missionary and still keep slaves as property.
The economic value of plantation slavery was reinforced in 1793 with the invention of the cotton gin by Eli Whitney, a device designed to separate cotton fibers from seedpods and the sometimes sticky seeds.
The proclamation made the abolition of slavery an official war goal that was implemented as the Union took territory from the Confederacy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_slavery_in_the_United_States   (3475 words)

  
 slavery. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Slavery as a result of debt, however, existed in very early times, and some African peoples have had the custom of putting up wives and children as hostages for an obligation; if the obligation was unfulfilled, the hostages became permanent slaves.
Slavery was an established institution in the Greece of Homer’s time, and a large portion of the population of the Greek city-states in later days were of the servile class.
Another form of Muslim slavery was in the eunuch guardians of the harems; eunuchs had been widely known in Greek, Roman, and especially Byzantine times, but it was among the Muslims and in East Asia that they were to survive longest.
www.bartleby.com /65/sl/slavery.html   (3173 words)

  
 Handbook of Texas Online:
Slavery certainly promoted development of the agricultural economy; it provided the labor for a 600 percent increase in cotton production during the 1850s.
Slavery in Texas was not a matter of content, well-cared for servants as idealized in some views of the Old South.
Slavery was thus a constant source of tension in the lives of slaveholders.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/SS/yps1.html   (2531 words)

  
 SLAVERY by William Ellery Channing
Be it so; but in all civilized nations unscourged by slavery, a principal object of legislation is to protect every man from cruelty, and to bring every man to punishment, who wantonly tortures or wounds another; whilst slavery plucks off restraint from the ferocious, or leaves them to satiate their rage with impunity.
Slavery was at all periods the curse of Rome.
Slavery is also hostile to the love of order, which, in union with the love of liberty, is the great support of free institutions.
www.prism.net /user/fcarpenter/slavery.html   (21693 words)

  
 Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, a part of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, is dedicated to the investigation and dissemination of knowledge concerning all aspects of chattel slavery and its destruction.
Slavery and Freedom in American History and Memory
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition is accepting applications for the Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition Fellowship Program for the academic year 2007-2008.
www.yale.edu /glc   (552 words)

  
 Slavery at the time of the Romans
At the beginning of the empire slavery was not so current but later on as more and more provinces were occupied enemies were taken and sold as slaves.
Conclusively people were not born into slavery but instead were forced into it for a number of years after which they could be freedmen (liberti in Latin) with land and slaves of their own.
Slavery and the Roman Literary: Explores the way in which the literary imagination of the Romans thought of having slavery in Rome.
www.main-vision.com /richard/Slavery.html   (1115 words)

  
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The word 'slavery' is such a powerful vortex of images, meanings, cries, and grief to me. Any technical discussion of any type of forced labor or corvee becomes immediately inflamed when the word 'slavery' is attached to it, and I suspect that many others share this association.
Slavery was the optimal form of dependence, and very often there was no shortage of prisoners captured in war.
She is told to remember her slavery and to not oppress the slave or the alien in the Land.
www.christian-thinktank.com /qnoslave.html   (9897 words)

  
 Slavery In The Civil War Era
Slavery could be abolished more easily in the North because there were far fewer slaves in those states, and they were not a vital part of Northern economies.
Although slavery was at the heart of the sectional impasse between North and South in 1860, it was not the singular cause of the Civil War.
Slavery was dying, yet those with the most to lose hung on tenaciously to their human property, thereby withholding the one remaining resource that might have saved their nation--and them.
www.civilwarhome.com /slavery.htm   (11017 words)

  
 Chocolate and Slavery
The problem of child slavery then is not simply a faraway abstraction with no immediate implications for anybody else except those who are directly affected, but rather it is an issue that everybody around the world should be concerned about and demand action to eradicate.
Although most people may not be aware that in the 21st century slavery still exists, reports declare that the number of slaves at present is the highest it has ever been (Free the Slaves).
Aly was fortunate that the authorities were alerted about the slavery that was present at Le Gros' farm, but many other children are not as lucky and are still being subjected to the beatings and overall dehumanization on these cocoa farms.
www.american.edu /TED/chocolate-slave.htm   (4663 words)

  
 SLAVERY: The burden of slavery - NI 337 - Going cheap
While a slave ship off the African Coast is shocking at the turn of the 21st century, it represents only a tiny part of the world’s slavery which has seen a rapid escalation since 1945 and a dramatic change in character.
This new slavery is marked by a dramatic shift in the basic economic equation of exploitation – slaves are cheaper today than at any other time in human history.
The value of global slavery is estimated at $12.3 billion per year, including a significant amount of international trade in slave-produced goods.
www.newint.org /issue337/cheap.htm   (1599 words)

  
 War and Slavery in Sudan | Jok, Jok Madut
Exposes the fact that slavery remains widespread in Sudan and is not grounded in the current civil war but on old prejudices between the Muslim north and the Christian south.
Permitted and even encouraged by the Arab-dominated Khartoum government, the state military has captured countless women and children from the south and sold them into slavery in the north to become concubines, domestic servants, farm laborers, or even soldiers trained to fight against their own people.
Jok emphasizes that the contemporary practice of slavery in Sudan is not the result of two decades of civil war, as conventional wisdom in the media would have one believe.
www.upenn.edu /pennpress/book/13478.html   (558 words)

  
 Slavery Guide
In the North, slavery was concentrated on Long Island and in southern Rhode Island and New Jersey, where most slaves were engaged in farming and stock raising for the West Indies or were household servants for the urban elite.
Slavery provided the labor force for the Slavery played an indispensable role in the settlement and development of the New World.
Slavery dates to prehistoric times and could be found in ancient Babylon, classical Greece and Rome, China, India, and Africa as well as in the New World.
www.digitalhistory.uh.edu /modules/slavery/index.cfm   (784 words)

  
 Chronology on the History of Slavery 1619 to 1789
Slavery had existed as a human institution for centuries, but the slaves were usually captives taken in war or members of the lowest class in a society.
Slavery in other parts of the world had typically involved prisoners of war, and was considered a humane alternative to being put to death.
The institution of slavery got mentioned several times in the Christian Bible: 'Moreover of the children of the strangers that do sojourn among you, of them shall ye buy, and of their that are with you, which they begat in your land: and they shall be your possession.' (Leviticus, 25, 44-46).
www.innercity.org /holt/slavechron.html   (17488 words)

  
 Lincoln on Slavery
Lincoln began his public career by claiming that he was "antislavery" -- against slavery's expansion but not calling for immediate emancipation.
However, the man who began as "antislavery" eventually issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed all slaves in those states that were in rebellion.
He vigorously supported the 13th Amendment which abolished slavery throughout the United States, and, in the last speech of his life, he recommended extending the vote to African Americans.
www.nps.gov /liho/slavery/al01.htm   (0 words)

  
 Slavery in Massachusetts
The foul slime stands for the sloth and vice of man, the decay of humanity; the fragrant flower that springs from it, for the purity and courage which are immortal.
Slavery and servility have produced no sweet-scented flower annually, to charm the senses of men, for they have no real life: they are merely a decaying and a death, offensive to all healthy nostrils.
Anti-slavery groups saw this as an attempt to extend slavery, and the new Republican Party was formed to defeat it.
www.eserver.org /thoreau/slavery.html   (6053 words)

  
 The Story of Africa| BBC World Service
Slavery had been practised all over the world for thousands of years, but never before had so many people from one continent been transported to another against their will.
It is hard to be precise, but around 15 million Africans in total were forcibly taken from the continent into slavery.
Listen to East African Slavery, the sixteenth programme in the BBC landmark radio series The Story of Africa, presented by Hugh Quarshie
www.bbc.co.uk /worldservice/africa/features/storyofafrica/index_section9.shtml   (215 words)

  
 Slavery in the United States - MSN Encarta
Slavery in the United States - MSN Encarta
Slavery in the United States, the institution of slavery as it existed in the United States from the early 17th century until 1865.
Slavery: Captain Anthony...would at times seem to takeā€¦
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761580652/Slavery_in_the_United_States.html   (111 words)

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