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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Slaves'

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.

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* We can easily become as much slaves to precaution as we can to fear. Although we can never rivet our fortune so tight as to make it impregnible, we may by our excessive prudence squeeze out of the life that we are guarding so anxiously all the adventurous quality that makes it worth living. - Randolph Bourne

* 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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  • Cliven Bundy on blacks: ‘Are they better off as slaves?’
    The Nevada rancher at the center of a land controversy says African Americans have "less freedom" under government subsidies than they had as slaves. Read more on this news related to 'Slaves'
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    Liberia is the only African country founded through American Colonization.The population?Former slaves, freed before the end of the Civil War. The effort was funded in part by the American Colonization Society whose members believed African Americans would never achieve equality in the U.S.And if you are wondering - Yes - there is a Mississippi colony with the gre Read more on this news related to 'Slaves'
  • Japan: new head of public broadcaster shrugs off use of wartime sex slaves
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