Slavery

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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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Women slaves within the social structure of slavery were not described in detail, though it is known that women slaves, as objects to embellish the higher ranks, took their places within historic hieroglyphs.
Part II situates the sexual abuse of women in custody and women slaves in their historical context.
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shall only men be conquerors and women slaves?" (81).
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Morris opens her account with a brief overview of the history of women and song--from Jewish women of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe to women slaves in North America to working women involved in union organizing--and of the women's movement in the United States.
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