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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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9) Additionally, Johnson asserted, and again correctly, that the mission societies of Baptists had adopted explicit resolutions of neutrality on the slavery issue, affirming that their sole purpose was the propagation of the gospel.
17) Democrats stood to lose even more ground on the slavery issue if they opposed the antislavery amendment in the 1864 election.
Popular sovereignty and the Democratic Party offered an alternative that permitted them to remain uninfluenced by the Northern and Southern extremes on either side of the slavery issue as they determined for themselves the type of society in which they would live.
One wishes he had gone a step further to explain the complexity of the slavery issue even among those ministers who did not dissent publicly.
The 91-year-old woman called for a just resolution of the Japanese military sexual slavery issue, with a clear, powerful voice.
Moon's speech comes amid prolonged disputes over Japan's unrepentant stance toward its wartime past and the disputed December 2015 agreement aimed at settling the sex slavery issue.
It is a little bit too much to think it will solve the slavery issue, but it would definitely mitigate (it) to some extent," Ambrosi said.
Nevertheless, he has become a hero to his supporters and a thorn in the side of those he says refuse to address the slavery issue.
I mean look at all the sexual exploitation that's going on at the moment, innocent girls that are being led into the industry, it's like a slavery issue now.
The author of this book explores Iowa's role in the antebellum struggle over the slavery issue in Kansas.
What's more, that power was shared in a highly democratic political system that sought to bury the slavery issue whenever it threatened to sunder two-party politics.
The scholarly consensus then was that the Civil War came about because unscrupulous politicians on both sides of the slavery issue, seeking political advantage, inflamed public opinion until compromise became impossible.