Slavery is the social and legal designation of specific persons, usually captives or prisoners (or their descendants), as property or chattel, for the purpose of providing labor and services for the owner without the right of the slave to refuse, leave or gain compensation beyond room and board and clothing.
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: Slavery. "Slavery is the idea that a human is someone’s property, that he/she can be bought, sold and owned; and forced to work without being paid. This concept has been around for thousands of years and all major civilizations used slaves at some point." Read article
: 'Slave' words. Match words and expressions related to slavery to their definitions. Play game
: Uncle Tom's Cabin. (Life Among the Lowly) This anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe was published in 1852, and had a profound effect on worldwide attitudes toward African Americans and slavery. In the United States, it is widely thought to have helped intensify the sectional conflict that led to civil war. Read story
: "Just make sure you build this road completely straight." "Why, master?" "We don't want our soldiers ..." See cartoon
: Animal. Some ants, such as the Amazon ants, are incapable of feeding themselves, and must rely on captured worker ants to care for them. See more trivia
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