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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Slaves'
Slavery (also called thralldom) is an economic system. In it, some people must work for little or no pay. These people are called slaves.
There is evidence that even before there was writing, there was slavery. There have been different types of slavery, and they have been in almost all cultures and continents.
The English word "slave" comes from the medieval word for Slavic people of Central and Eastern Europe, because these were the last ethnic group to be captured and enslaved in Central Europe. According to Adam Smith and Auguste Comte, a slave was mainly defined as a captive or prisoner of war.
Slaves may not have all rights.[See more about Slaves at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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* Americans who had traveled in Europe knew the 'free' European peasants suffered considerably greater oppression and misery than did American bondsman. Modern scholarship has shown that the exploitation rate -- the percentage of the worker's production that was taken from him by his owners -- was lower among the slaves than among European peasants, that work loads were light, and that slaves actually experienced a considerable measure of personal freedom. - Forest McDonald
* Our dependency makes slaves out of us, especially if this dependency is a dependency of our self-esteem. If you need encouragement, praise, pats on the back from everybody, then you make everybody your judge. - Fritz Perls
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- UC Davis historian Alan Taylor wins Pulitzer Prize for second time
UC Davis distinguished history professor Alan Taylor has won the Pulitzer Prize in history for his book about slaves assisting the British during the War of 1812. “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia: 1771 – 1832” (W.W. Norton) was called “a meticulous and insightful account of why runaway slaves in the colonial era were drawn to the British si Read more on this news related to 'Slaves'
- Jim DeMint Is Pretty Sure the Government Didn't Play a Role in Ending Slavery
"No liberal is going to win a debate that big government freed the slaves," Heritage Foundation president and former senator Jim DeMint told a radio host on Wednesday. And he's right, unless you consider the U.S. government circa 1865 a "big government." So no liberal is going to win a debate that big government freed the slaves. Read more on this news related to 'Slaves'
- Historian wins Pulitzer Prize for second time
UC Davis distinguished history professor Alan Taylor has won the Pulitzer Prize in history for his book about slaves assisting the British during the War of 1812. Read more on this news related to 'Slaves'