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History of Slavery

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Act prohibiting importation of slaves, passed in 1807 in the US.
Federal law that stated that no new slaves were permitted to be imported into the US. (Took effect in 1808)

existed since Christopher Columbus established a fort on the island in 1492
History of Slavery
Sophie Tacheci, Zoe Chen, Loriana Demirciyan, Liam Mansfield
Roger, Jack, Lady Macbeth, Scout, Jeanette, Macbeth

Jack, Lady Macbeth, Scout, Jeanette, Macbeth, Roger


Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Scout, Jeanette, Jack, Roger


Indus River Valley
Does Slavery Still Exist TODAY?
China's Yangtze River Valley
There are 29.8 million people living as slaves right now.
Definition of slavery: a person who is viewed and treated as a piece of property.
These 30 million people are living as forced laborers, forced prostitutes, child soldiers, child brides in forced marriages and, in all ways that matter, as pieces of property
The rate of slavery is also alarmingly high in Haiti, in Pakistan and in India. In all three, more than one percent of the population is enslaved.

4.0 percent
The earliest known system of laws, the Hammurabi Code, recognized slavery. But the percentage of slaves in these early civilizations was small, in part because male war captives were typically killed, while women were enslaved as field laborers or concubines.

1.1 percent

1.2 percent

Ancient Greece
Between the sixth and fourth centuries
In Athens during the classical period, a third to a half of the population consisted of slaves.
Slavery Defined
A person who is the legal property of another and is forced to obey them. Often they are treated very harshly and work in VERY terrible conditions.
Stopping Slavery
There are two main ways to stop slavery;
public awareness
resources (money)

Ancient Greece
(8000 BCE
30 BCE)
When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was agreed in 1948, slavery was declared illegal in all forms everywhere.
Aristocrats and other landowners would own larger farms, worked by slaves
Worked as household servants for the wealthy
Miners and industrial workers for businessmen
Trained slaves could act as skilled craftsmen, or perhaps secretaries.
UN has been an anti-slavery leader for decades.

Charitable Organizations.
Boycott products using forced labor.
How to become a slave in Ancient Greece
Slavery in Haiti
people who had been captured in war
condemned to slavery as a result of debts which they could not pay; or for crimes
children of slaves were also slaves, many had been born into slavery
Their economy was based on slavery
slavery in Haiti is known as the most brutal and cruel that has ever existed in the world today
In 1981, Mauritania became the last country in the world to abolish slavery, when a presidential decree abolished the practice. But no laws are used to enforce it.
The Haitian slaves had a revolt which marks the only successful slave revolt in history which is known as the Haitian Revolution
Some cities kept public slaves for various tasks (rudimentary police force, or a small corps of public scribes, for example), but their numbers were very small. Public officials and soldiers were largely unpaid, serving their cities voluntarily
Both countries' constitutions prohibit slavery and other forms of forced labor but none of the laws were enforced.
Sons were preferred over daughters. Unwanted children were exposed in the countryside to die. Exposure was not illegal, though once the baby was more than 10 days old it was fully protected by law. Exposed babies were often rescued and brought up as slaves.
However, slavery is still practiced in Haiti today. As many as half a million children are unpaid domestic servants called restaveks
Haiti was able to be come a independent nation
=14 million

=2.1 million
Works Cited

Fisher, Max. "This Map Shows Where the World’s 30 Million Slaves Live. There Are 60,000 in the U.S." Washington Post. The Washington Post, 17 Oct. 2013. Web. 22 Nov. 2014. <http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/10/17/this-map-shows-where-the-worlds-30-million-slaves-live-there-are-60000-in-the-u-s/>.
Hess, Alexander E.M., and Thomas C. Frohlich. "Countries with the Most Enslaved People." USA Today. Gannett, 23 Nov. 2014. Web. 24 Nov. 2014. <http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2014/11/23/247-wall-st-countries-most-slaves/70033422/>.
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Slavery in Brazil
members of one tribe would enslave captured members of another
Slave labor was the driving force behind the growth of the sugar economy in Brazil
Brazil was the last country in the Western world to abolish slavery.
The importation of African slaves began midway through the 16th century, but the enslavement of indigenous peoples continued well into the 17th and 18th centuries.
Nile of Egypt
Ancient Rome
(600 BC
500 AD)
Captured in war
Born into slavery
Sold by your parents
Once a slave is bought, it is a slave for life
Either freedom is given by owner
Slave pays owner amount of money that person spent on buying that slave
Estimated 25% of population were slaves
A slave would;
Help dress the owner
Walk children to school
Cook, clean...
Carry a litter
Roman Empire
Feudal Society
Middle Ages
(500 AD
Social system in the Middle Ages, based on the holding of lands in fief and on the resulting relations between lord and vassal.
Bound to the land instead of to an individual owner, and could not be sold to another estate.
Many tribes fought with each other and kept slaves
Not uncommon for Christians to deal in slaves
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