Slavery Is A Form Of Forced Labor

2183 Words May 5th, 2015 9 Pages
Under the whips, working hard jobs every day and night, a little food, these are realities of slaves live. Have you asked your self can I live in such condition? Definitely the answer would be no even if you were a free. You might have asked what is slavery and when it started? The slavery is defined “the condition of a person over whom any or all of the powers attaching to the right of ownership are exercised, including where such a condition results from a debt or contract made by the person”. (270.1 Criminal Code)(antislavery.org). Slavery is a form of forced labor has existed since before written records, even playing a large role in biblical time. According to the international magazine, the slavery started 10,000 years ago in “Mesopotamia” or what it calls now Iraq. Male slaves worked in the field where the female slaves called on for sexual service for their masters. Those slaves were taken after their people defeated in a war. However, the institution of slavery is as old as civilization, and many of empires and nations were built by muscles of slaves From Greek empire to the Roman to the medieval European. In the 17th century even after hundred years, the dehumanize practices of slavery still exist. Slavery in America began when the first African slaves were brought to the North America in 1619 to work in the field and serve (History.com). Some historians estimated that 6 to 7 millions slaves were imported to the new world only in the 18th century. Through these…
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