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Slavery

The practice in which one person owns another person, or at least that person's labor. In either case, the owner does not compensate the slave for his/her work. Slavery is one of the world's oldest institutions. In the modern world, it is considered one of the most egregious human rights violations. It is illegal in nearly every country, but still exists. In the present, it is strongly associated with sexual trafficking and forced domestic servants.
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Miller, the certifying judge, had been slaveholder in 1810 with 3 slaves and 1 free black in 1810.
Of 207 wills of slaveholders between 1696-1816 listed in Ulster County, N.
Consequently, Turner viewed the slaveholder as the source of the problem.
Wayland declared that southern slaveholders ought to remove the sin from their lives immediately: "If slavery be inconsistent with the principles of the Gospel, it is wrong, and God requires us to abandon it.
Jacob's untimely death also helps to explain why the proliferation of slavery was not a sudden movement, depending as it on one slaveholder at a time.
While slavery is a "system chargeable with atrocities and evils," he wrote, we cannot treat every slaveholder as "an outcast from all the distinctions and privileges of Christian society.
Though slavery persisted for decades thereafter, legislation gave abolitionists an effective tool to hold slaveholders accountable for their inhumane activity.
Today, no slaveholder wants to spend money supporting useless infants.
Murder in the State Capitol: The Biography of Lieutenant Colonel Robert Augustus Alston 1832-1879 is a scholarly, in-depth profile of a truly principled man - who was also a slaveholder.
The conflicts and compromises flowing from the competing desires of slaveholder and slave certainly took distinctive forms in early national Baltimore, but not so distinctive that students of the history of slavery and freedom elsewhere in the South will not find much that resonates with their own research.