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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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History may have been forever changed had Andrew Jackson confronted the slavery issue with the same vigor he showed when dismantling of the Second Bank.
As Clay ran his campaign for the presidential nomination of the Whig party, he did his best to keep the slavery issue neutralized.
Some surcease of agitation on the slavery issue came after Congress enacted the Compromise of 1850, which settled the status of slavery in the areas acquired as a result of the Mexican War.
Levine explores the ways in which German-American radical democrats shared in the national experience of mobilizing over the slavery issue, and the ways in which their reactions were shaped by their German experience.
The group, Japan All Solidarity Network for the Settlement of the "Comfort Women" Issue, was found in 2007 by lawyers, researchers and ordinary citizens to work for settling the wartime sex slavery issue.
As tensions over the slavery issue mounted so did political debate, controversy, and violence.
Bush invited CSI representatives and a former Sudanese slave, Simon Deng, to the White House to discuss the slavery issue, and initiated a peace process that eventually led to the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement.
of Alabama) utilizes the slavery debate as a launch point in her quest to give readers an understanding of the nature and development of humanitarianism, and how the slavery issue has influenced modern thinking regarding human responsibility for others' suffering.
Prior to the Civil War, for example, believers on both sides of the slavery issue cited scripture that supported their views.
I believe it is time the slavery issue (although this was a disgraceful time in our history), be put into the context of the early 19th century.
Meanwhile, the Japan Action Network for the Military Sexual Slavery Issue, which is a network of some 20 civic groups and individual members, issued a statement following the resolution and called on the Japanese government to respect and implement the U.
Dear Editor, Over this last weekend the media seems to have been obsessed with the need for an apology on the slavery issue.