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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The book must end with such uncertainty, because the fates of rebellious women slaves differed, and Sila represents them all.
Historically, both women in custody and women slaves experienced abuse by those in authority.
Slave narratives, such as that of Frederick Douglass, frequently describe the beating of black women slaves, to which black men feel impotent to respond.
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.
These statements evoked the dual mythical imagery of African American women slaves that Deborah Gray White has exposed--both Jezebel and Mammy.

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