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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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Deep South Baptists set in motion plans to withdraw and form a new convention explicitly affirming the rights and righteousness of pious slaveholders.
38) The fact that Turner was a Godly man who murdered his uncommonly kind slaveholder encouraged this fear, hatred, and revenge.
Jefferson also found it difficult to reconcile his role as a slaveholder with his role as the father of enslaved children.
In his 1835 publication, Slavery, Unitarian theologian William Ellery Channing distinguished between the wrong of slavery and the character of the slaveholder.
Through his examination of Levy, Monaco discovers not only that late eighteenth and early nineteenth century Jews were attracted to contradictory philosophies--messianism, the Enlightenment, assimilation, anti-assimilation--but also that abolitionist sentiment contained many threads--including that of a racist slaveholder interested in preserving an economic and social hierarchy until he deemed blacks capable of handling their freedom.
American and Loyalist slaveholders were desperate to obtain compensation for property lost during the war, and few had many scruples regarding the entitlements of blacks.
Lift Up Thy Voice: The Grimke Family's Journey from Slaveholders to Civil Rights Leaders by Mark Perry.
Thus, the upshot of Faust's tour through the actual and artistic world of Confederate women seems to be a recognition that, the destabilizing impact of the war notwithstanding, these women found their traditional position in the slaveholder ideology to be reassuring, rather than constraining.
Birney, a former Kentuckian and slaveholder, wielded strong political influence in western New York and the Ohio R.
A further, ironic derivation is from the name of a slaveholder on Manhattan Island in the late 18th century; so benevolent was he that when his slaves were moved down south, they pined for " Dixie's land " up north.
Based on Bales' Pulitzer nominated book, "Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy," the documentary includes footage of Malian boys recently rescued from slavery in the Ivory Coast, an interview with their slaveholder and a hidden camera view of the filmmakers going undercover to buy two young slaves from Mali.
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.